Did They Pass On?

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Zen Master Seung Sahn’s passing and the 20th anniversary of Zen Master Su Bong’s passing. What huge gifts they both are to our sangha and the world. No past tense for those two! They are alive and well in all of the important bodhisattva ways. Actually, all they have done is turn in their rusty rental cars and taken off to continue the great work of life and death.

So we will eternally thank them for all their gifts, their strong practice, and of course wisdom and generosity. Their humor, lack of pretentiousness and their sometimes unorthodox behavior enable them to always make me smile when I think of them.

The biggest tribute we can give to them is for each of us to aspire to emulate their great effort and compassion. Three bows to them both.