December 4, 2018
Outreach Report December 2018

Through the generosity of our extended Sangha, the San Francisco Zen Center outreach programs have received on-going support for our efforts on behalf of prisoners, homeless men and women, families in shelter, and other underserved populations.

Former Abbess Kiku Christina Lehnherr with Outreach Director Jeffrey Schneider at a volunteer appreciation event

The recent book sale proceeds were $950.

The sale of Richard Urban’s ceramics generated $1,414 (half of which will be donated to SFZC and half to Dragon’s Leap Temple).

Also, 330 pairs of socks were collected and will be distributed to homeless people through the Gubbio Project.

Thanks to all of you who contributed through your donations and volunteer support, and in any other way.

Our outreach programs are able to continue only through your generosity and enthusiasm.


Joshua Sandeman
Arts & Culture, Features, Zen Practice

Medicine and the Dharma

Joshua Sandeman, a former SFZC resident, is a Nurse Practitioner based in Salem, Oregon. “Medicine puts me face-to-face with all manner of human suffering and it can be a challenge to take care of feelings of burnout, detachment, and despair."