Bernie Glassman (1939-2018)
Today November 4th we received the sad message that Bernie Glassman Roshi has died this morning in the age of 79 years. Bernie Roshi was the first dharma successor of Taizan Maezumi Roshi and the founding father of the Zen Peace Maker Order. Bernie has been of tremendous importance to my teacher Genno Roshi and to us as a sangha in Paris (the Dana Sangha). He was a great support to Genno Roshi and for a long time he was the living link between our sangha and the international White Plum Asangha.
Tomorrow evening Monday the 5th of November, we will do a ceremony of remembrance for Bernie Roshi in the zendo in the Copernicusstraat. Starting time will be eight pm.
Please hold Bernie and his wife Eve Marko in your hearts and thoughts.