With the turning of the year comes the proverbial turning of practice positions. It is no small thing to assume these roles and responsibilities, and to your no-gaining mind we thank all of you for saying YES!
Peter Overton will assume the co-sesshin director role from Gary Artim, sharing this responsibility with Ken Powelson.
Mark Copithorne will become our new co-zendo manager for well-being and memorial services. He will share the ZM position with Bruce Coughran, who will be responsible for ceremonies, taking over from Sue Oehser.
Jed Appelman will tend to the Dokusan Hut, receiving the feather duster from Judy Fleischman, who has helped to maintain that space for our one-on-one talks with Sojun Roshi.
With Jed’s stepping down as Head Dishwasher, John Lake has stepped up to lead the dishwashing after our oryoki meals.
John Lake is also taking over the Work Leader position (for sesshins and work days) from Paul Ridgway.
Troy DuFrene will be assuming Tenzo duties while Kiká Hellein is at Tassajara for the winter practice period.