[Since ancient times there has been an] understanding of the merit of supporting the Dharma. This places our supporters in a long and important lineage.
“The pandemic was a challenging time. It asked new and experienced students alike to deepen their practice. There was both suffering and joy in that.”
“The Board was committed to diversifying, and was looking for a Millennial female with business or strategy experience. I fit the bill.”
“I’m optimistic about the new generation of students. Sincere people of all ages continue arriving to give us a try.”
“Working closely with SFZC for all these years was my practice … People were so thoughtful in their interactions and had a presence that I valued.”
“Zen Practice Is Learning to Support Others” – Meet Jiryu Rutschman-Byler, the Incoming Green Gulch Farm Abiding Abbot
“It calls on my utmost sincerity and vulnerability in order to do something together. That’s the only way for Zen practice to be meaningful.”
Mako hopes to work with the community of practitioners to reinvigorate urban practice, with respect and kindness towards every person.
We confirm our commitment to establishing and supporting a community free from hate and the threat of violence.
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.”