Congratulations to Daniel deTerrence Brooks who received the precepts from Senior Dharma Teacher Tenshin Reb Anderson.
Celebrating 100 Years of Soto Zen in the United States
The Jukai-e included zazen, study, ceremonies, and Dharma talks, bringing together teachers and students from North America and around the world.
Meet Kei Van Arnam, Bringer of Joy to the City Center Temple
Kei sees her role as important as we’re bringing back and re-enlivening City Center’s public offerings and classes as an urban temple.
Jukai Ceremony at City Center April 22
Receiving the precepts from Kyoshin Wendy Lewis was Mark Rivera and from Anshi Rosalie Curtis was Parul Bajaj.
Chimyo Atkinson on Impermanence and Liberation
“I had put myself in a box based on ideas my self-limiting mind makes—and for a moment I was exactly who I was. I felt a sense of liberation.”
Ed Sattizahn on Stepping Down as Central Abbot
“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.”
Mountain Seat Ceremony (Shin San Shiki 晉山式) 2023
Shin San Shiki means ascending (shin), the mountain (san), ceremony (shiki). The mountain is the temple that a teacher would consider their “seat.”
Meet Angela Ni, San Francisco Zen Center’s New Board Chair
“The Board was committed to diversifying, and was looking for a Millennial female with business or strategy experience. I fit the bill.”
Furyu Schroeder on Stepping Down as Green Gulch Farm Abiding Abbess
“I’m optimistic about the new generation of students. Sincere people of all ages continue arriving to give us a try.”