Director of Zen temple in harmony with her Jewish roots
Rebecca Rosen Lum, J-Weekly: As someone who has maintained a vital connection to her Jewish faith even as her Buddhist practice has deepened, Tova Green says the two traditions share some basic tenets.
An awareness of the preciousness of life.
The necessity of living an ethical life.
A sense of interconnectedness.
Also, she adds, “there are practices that are mutually enriching.”
Green is the director of the San Francisco Zen Center’s Beginner’s Mind Temple (also known as City Center), a post she has held since April 2011. The temple is a Soto Zen training center open to the general public.
The San Francisco …