Celebrating news from our SZC sangha members. 

 


 

Welcoming our newest Sangha member.

 

Joshin comes from New Jersey and has practiced Zen Buddhism going on now 5 years. He received his Jukai Tokudo- 16 Bodhisattva Precepts Ceremony from sensei Ruzan Cicceti of Empty Bowl Zendo in Morristown NJ and sensei Genjo Bachmann from Clear Mountain Zendo, Joshin’s Zen Lineage is of the White Plum Asanga in the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism of Japan. Joshjin now calls the Sarasota Zen Center his home temple and his new dharma brothers and sisters family. On behalf of the Sarasota Zen Center sangha I welcome Joshin to our sangha.

Joshin Depena  

Joshin Depena

 

A friendship becomes a study of an artist's life.

A short friendship more than a decade ago became a life-changing experience for artist Monique Seyler. Read the entire article here.

Monique Seyler  

Monique Seyler

 

Past Sarasota Ballet prima-ballerina Miss Lauren Strongin undertakes the Jukai- Zakai Tokudo Ceremony under the spiritual guidance of Reverend Thompson- Osho.

 

In 2002 Ms. Strongin joined the Sarasota Ballet of Florida and quickly was promoted to Principal dancer. In 2009, Ms. Strongin joined the Houston Ballet. To learn more about Miss Strongin ballet visit her website.

Lauren Strongin  

Lauren Strongin