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.
Cranes made by Access to Zen sitting group members ….Burnt, along with flower petals, at her cremation this week.