September 5, 2019
Featured Photo September 12

Kobun Chino, Shunryu Suzuki, Li Gotami (born Ratti Petit in Bombay 1906, died 1988; wife of Lama Govinda), Lama Govinda (born Ernst Hoffmann in Germany 1898, died 1985), with a group of Zen students at Tassajara, fall 1968. Photo by Tim Buckley.

Lama Govinda was a friend of Alan Watts who, along with San Francisco Zen Center, cared for him and his wife after they moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1970s.

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."