Those from the sangha at Desert Zen Center, our family of sentient beings, who have stepped off this rotation of the wheel…
Very Venerable Ni Su Thích Minh Chau (Fern Shin Getsu Myosen McGuire) and Thuong Toa Thích Minh Tri (Ken Hogaku Sho McGuire) died suddenly, within days of each other. Memorial service to be held at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces, NM, on Friday, June 29th, at 10 a.m.
Both Ken Roshi and Fern Roshi ordained within the Soto Zen lineage of Soyo Matsuoka Roshi, and followed the way of the Zen Priest for many, many years (for more information, see http://www.pvtnetworks.net/~kmcguire/frames.html).
They were both recognized in a Transmission of the Light Ceremony, which welcomed them into the Vietnamese Lam Te Thien tradition in December 2010, by The Most Venerable Thích Ân Giáo Roshi.
Each and both: Great Masters, as well as great people.
Oh, how we miss them.
Even as we hear the echo of Fern Roshi’s Vajra question,
“Will it help my Zazen?”