In Memoriam

KyogenRohatsuOur beloved Abbot Kyogen Carlson passed away about 9am Thursday, September 18 from a massive heart attack. Several teachers, disciples, and members held vigil at the hospital most of yesterday.

People are welcome to come by the 85th St house (3155 NE 85th Avenue) to share stories, food, or just sit as needed.

This Sunday, September 21, we will have services at Jason Lee Elementary. We will be on our normal schedule until the Dharma Talk, which will be a special Shosan Ceremony. The funeral will be at 2pm Sunday, at Omega Funeral Services (223 SE 122nd Ave, near Stark), primarily for local Sangha. Kyogen’s body will be cremated immediately afterwards. There will be a larger public memorial 49 days after his death, Thursday November 6th, location TBD. That will give people travelling from afar or more loosely connected a chance to come.

8:30am Zazen with sanzen
9:00am Kinhin
9:40am Full Morning Service
10:10am Break
10:30am Shosan Ceremony