On August 2, Emila Heller – Gyokuzan Chorin / Jewel Mountain Cavern Peak, Companion Constant, SFZC resident for close to 50 years, gave the precepts in Kobun Chino’s lineage and the women’s ancestry to Katy Garrahan – Kisan Jushin / Noble Mountain, Soft Flexible Mind and Jordan Gardner – Myosen Kyoji / Luminous River, Cultivate Compassion. In a traditional ceremony, Katy and Jordan received the precepts surrounded by mountains, ocean, and the good earth among their parents and sangha friends. It was a beautiful day high atop Mount Tamalpais, sunny and warm with a soft breeze blowing, wisps of coastal fog far, far below. Congratulations Katy and Jordan.
Congratulations to Hoko Sam Ridge who was ordained as a priest on October 29 by Kokyo Henkel.
Congratulations to three new priests of Still Breathing Zen Sangha, ordained by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel at the end of the November sesshin.
As the 300 Page Street renovation project approaches, be sure to note these important dates.
Seth takes pride in the new line of alcohol-free drinks he has been introducing to the beverage menu.
Whether you join for a day or many days, your presence and effort are integral to the transition of our temple from renovation to the move back in.