SFZC and Engage Wisdom are pleased to offer these previously unavailable talks; completion of the project will coincide with SFZC’s 60th anniversary.
“Even though you read Zen literature you have to keep this beginner’s mind. You have to read it with fresh mind.”
“You don’t do anything, but let our true nature work by itself. This is Zen practice.”
Engetsu is a Brazilian Zen student and artist who lived at SFZC for many years. In 2020, she returned to Brazil to visit family and friends.
The Global Community Vaccine Poem project “invites all to share their voices to promote Covid-19 vaccination through the imaginative language of poetry.”
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.”
Zenju started writing as an eight-year-old. In her twenties Zenju was writing short stories and she submitted one to a journal edited by Pearl Cleage. It was published and that was the first time she earned money as a writer.
Cynthia Schrager is the editor of Norman Fischer’s new book, When You Greet Me I Bow: Notes and Reflections from a Life in Zen. A member of Everyday Zen, Cynthia has been a student of Norman’s since 2010.
While Covid-19 restrictions prevented San Francisco Zen Center from holding the usual Zen-a-thon Day of Celebration this past spring, sangha members...