Toni Packer, one of the great Teachers who sought to update and adapt the Zen message for these times and the West, is now in hospice care. I would like to dedicate all our Practice here today to her.
If you would like to read more about Toni Packer, please look her. Some say she went too far in tossing out the Baby Buddha with the Bathwater or in overly "psychologizing" Zen Practice. That is a matter of views. Maybe so but, in fact, hers is one more great experiment to make this Path relevant for our world today.