Relaxation: Pacific Zen—A Culture for Transformation

I have to confess I’m relatively new to zazen, the Zen Buddhist practice of group sitting meditation. My first experience was a bit of a lark; a friend of mine invited me to… Continue reading

Featured Food: Miner’s Lettuce

Miner’s Lettuce Spring Salad This simple recipe is inspired by childhood memories of playing with friends in the orchards and meadows in the spring sunlight stopping only to dine on the dainty, crunchy,… Continue reading

Featured Flower: Douglas Iris

A native to our coastal region, the Douglas Iris is found along the coast in open fields and pastures, and edging the redwoods.  Ranging in color from deep purple to plum, and pale… Continue reading