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.”
Dan appreciates his co-workers, “Having those deep, established relationships helps us work better. Trust in one another has been established and contributes to a nourishing work culture.”
As the Director of Emergency Planning, Kogen will oversee preparation for emergencies at SFZC’s three temples, including fires, earthquakes, and medical emergencies.
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.
“I’ve been well trained for the Secretary position. I have been behind the scenes enough that I don’t feel so new as an officer.” There are many ways in which Eli feels supported in his new role.
The Zen Buddhist Sewing Teachers and Everyday Zen launched a six-month online practice period in June 2021, called Sewing with Heart.
Thomas Cleary translated many Zen texts, including koan collections and Dogen fascicles. His many brilliant translations from various spiritual traditions is a tremendous gift.