I ask our folks to sit in remembrance of Joshu Sasaki Roshi, a most influential Teacher yet equally complex figure in the coming of Zen to the West. He left this visible world today at age 107 (age 108 in the traditional way of counting in Japan).
Rev. James Ford posted a very frank obituary today. Sometimes a gifted Teacher can be also troubled, Teaching us in ways not intended.
We also sit and offer Metta for the peace and well being of the community he leaves behind, including several fine Teachers who have faced a difficult circumstance these past years.