The Founder of Our Zendo, Muryo Matthiessen Roshi

In our evening gatha, we chant: Birth and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes and opportunity is lost. Awaken, take heed, do not squander your life. Roshi did not squander his life.

On our Facebook page, I have posted links to two articles about Roshi that appeared this week in The New York Times.

With deep gratitude for his role in passing on the dharma to Doshin and to us, I bow.