October 10 is a notable 40th anniversary date. On that date in 1972, the first organizational meeting of what was to become the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center was held, just a few weeks after Katagiri Roshi announced that he would to move to Minnesota.
New photos! Tsugen Narasaki Roshi joined Katagiri Roshi to lead a special bendo-e retreat at Hokyoji in September 1988. Jim Dildine was there and took some great photos. Jim recently sent copies and they’re now in the Hokyoji album under the Images tab.
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