Myogen Steve Stucky Has Died

The former Central Abbot of San Francisco Zen Center, Myogen Steve Stücky, died this morning. Click here for more.

And here’s James’ post at Monkey Mind.

I didn’t know Steve well although we connected at conferences a few times over the past decade or so. He shared some old Katagiri stories with me that I hadn’t heard before which is always a treat.

And at a difficult time in my life, Steve was enormously kind and now I feel very grateful for his brief presence here on this little blue-green-dumpling planet.

The link above also has Steve’s ceremony when he stepped down as abbot a few weeks ago. I found the ceremony so tender and was especially impacted by how Steve so matter-of-factly referred to his own death.

His talk announcing his cancer, “Gratitude,” can also be found at the link above.

Many bows to the passing of a dharma treasure,

Dosho

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