Our first post!

Monju Bosatsu resting on a matching walnut platform

This is our first blog post!
We wanted to share a nice little piece of news with the sangha, and what a better way than to test out a new area of our website. Our altar has a wonderful new addition! Zen practitioner, master woodworker, and friend of the NBZ sangha, Eric Shokei Manigian has donated a wonderful altar platform to us! Seen above and below in some sample pictures, this handsome platform matches our Monju Bosatsu or Manjushri Bodhisattva statue.

Monju Bosatsu on the new altar platform with incense koro, candle, water offering and flowers.

Crafted by hand in his workshop in Brooklyn, NY, this walnut platform will serves us well for years to come. Shokei sends his best wishes and loving support to our burgeoning community.

And we thank Shokei for his generous dana, and skillful work.

If you would like to see more of Shokei's work, you can see his online portfolio here:
Eric Shokei Manigian