August 19, 2019
Zen and Poems – an evening on Mitsuo Aida’s poetry

with Koki Takei
Thursday, September 12, 7:30 – 9 pm
In the City Center Dining Room, 300 Page Street, SF 94102

Koki Takei has studied deeply about Japanese poet Mitsuo Aida. Aida was a Zen student and his poetry is very simple with unique handwriting. “Zen and Poems” will focus on Aida’s work.

Flexible Mind – poem by Mitsuo Aida

After practicing at Sojiji temple, Koki Takei studied Buddhism and Zen as a trainee of the Education and Dissemination Division of the Center for Soto Zen Studies in Tokyo. He is researching about dissemination work using the poems of Mitsuo Aida.

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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."