Zenkei Blanche Hartman (1926-2016)

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Zenkei Blanche Hartman (1926-2016)

In the Soto Zen tradition, Zen masters compose a death poem:

Breathing in, receiving life
from the entire universe.

Breathing out, returning
the gift with gratitude.

Dearest Hojo-San / Root Teacher,

Thank you for your teachings on devotion to zazen and gratitude — manifested through your own practice which I witnessed these 14 years! And for your lovingkindness: to me and to so many; indeed, to all beings! Your body has gone. Your presence and teachings will go beyond.
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Cranes made by Access to Zen sitting group members ….Burnt, along with flower petals, at her cremation this week.

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