25 Year Memorial

Greetings to everyone who is thinking fondly of our great teacher, and his passing twenty-five years ago today. Our hearts are together.

Jikai Dainin Daiosho, Katagiri Roshi’s dharma name plus honorific title, is the last in the long list of the “Names of Buddhas and Ancestors” that is chanted at Zen centers within his lineage. After reciting those names, we dedicate our effort, saying:

We express our heartfelt gratitude
And acknowledge our debt
To all successive Buddhas and Ancestors
who have transmitted the right dharma
through India, China, and Japan

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