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2:00pm – 3:30pm: Genko Kathy Blackman Memorial

January 28, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Genko Kathy Blackman in Zen robes

The Puget Sound Zen Center will hold a memorial for Genko Kathy Blackman on Saturday, January 28, from 2 to 3:30pm at the zendo on Vashon.

There will be a second memorial at Nalandabodhi in Seattle at a later date.

Genko Kathy Blackman taught regularly at the Puget Sound Zen Center from 2012 to 2022. Originally from Pennsylvania,  Genko trained in the Rinzai Zen tradition under Genki Takabayashi Roshi at Chobo-Ji in Seattle since 1983. She was ordained in 1997 and authorized to teach in 2007. As part of her Zen training she studied and practiced Japanese tea ceremony. She also practiced for a number of years with Sharon Salzberg in the Insight Meditation tradition and at Nalandabodhi in Seattle with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, a Kagyu and Nyingma Tibetan lineage holder.

We are inviting people to send tributes, reflections and memories of Genko by submitting them to Images and poems, haikus, are also welcome. Here is a link to the collection. Thank you for your contribution.

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January 28, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Puget Sound Zen Center
18005 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States


Puget Sound Zen Center