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.
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Tim sees this as “a tactile expression of the dropping away of the self. It’s community based ... Sewing the abbots' robes is deeply moving.”
Most of the classes offered on Online Learning were live Zoom classes offered during the last few years, repackaged with added material.
Writing is a solitary practice, but ... it’s not lonely. At every stage I’ve felt community—the writing community, the arts community, and the sangha.