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Feel the Zen

Students sit in a circle with their eyes closed around a zen priest.
Students from the Religions of Asia course in the religious studies program visited the San Luis Obispo Zen Circle and practiced meditation with Zen priest Mark Shōgen Bloodgood. Students majoring in everything from architecture to business take this class — plus others on Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism — on their way to a religious studies minor. Photo by Joe Johnston.