The Suzuki Roshi Memorial Garden is lovely and quiet, tucked into the foot of a hill behind the Herb Circle in the Green Gulch garden.
[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.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Alan Watts’ death, Green Gulch Farm installed a new name marker for his memorial stone.
In May, as part of her role as Branching Streams liaison, Tova Green visited Zen Centers in Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Vermont.
The Jukai-e included zazen, study, ceremonies, and Dharma talks, bringing together teachers and students from North America and around the world.
Shin San Shiki means ascending (shin), the mountain (san), ceremony (shiki). The mountain is the temple that a teacher would consider their “seat.”
“The Board was committed to diversifying, and was looking for a Millennial female with business or strategy experience. I fit the bill.”
What David enjoyed most about being Abiding Abbot of SFZC’s urban temple was taking care of the day-to-day Zen ceremonial practice and teaching.
“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.”