Ed Sanshin Oberholtzer, Sensei, who you have come to know as a guest teacher at our sits and at our December sesshin, has now come on board as a regular GBZC senior teacher! He is leading the Wednesday evening sitting group and giving encouragement talks at the Sunrise Sits on Tuesdays. For him, it is a return "home," even though he now lives in Pennsylvania, as he was a founding member of one of the groups that merged to become GBZC. For us, it is a wonderful opportunity to learn from another teacher in our lineage. The Board has signed written agreements with Ed, Julie, and Fran. A ceremony of covenant involving the senior teachers, the board, and the rest of the sangha is being planned.