March 29, 2019
Featured Photo April 4

Congratulations to Winter 2019 Practice Period shusos at City Center/Beginner’s Mind Temple and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center!

Photos at Beginner’s Mind Temple by Dana Velden and photo at Tassajara by Shundo David Haye.

Kodo Conlin (benji/shuso assistant), Sozan Michael McCord (shuso), and Ryushin Paul Haller following the shuso ceremony on March 23 at Beginner’s Mind Temple

Zoketsu Norman Fischer (who led the practice period), Kanshin Allison Tait (shuso), and Central Abbot Rinso Ed Sattizahn following the April 2 shuso ceremony at Tassajara

Rinso Ed Sattizahn, Kodo Conlin, Shosan Victoria Austin, Sozan Michael McCord, Ryushin Paul Haller, and Tenzen David Zimmerman in the courtyard following the March 23 shuso ceremony

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."