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another difficult reminder of impermanence

I found out today that my former Zen teacher who I practiced with in Nebraska is currently in the hospital with serious health problems. He had intestinal surgery recently and has since contracted a major infection which drastically worsened his condition. I haven't seen him in more than a year and a half and still every time I think about Zen, zazen, or seriously about life in any way, some aspect of his teaching and very being come to mind. Any of you that have ever practiced Zen with a teacher will understand the depth and power that is inherent in the student-teacher relationship. For myself and many others, Nonin has served as a living example of the efficacy that is found in a life devoted to zazen. Here's to hoping he can continue to serve in that role and is able to recover from his illness. Please, pray for Nonin in whatever way is appropriate for you, and do your best to continue to trust in and practice zazen.

Hands palm-to-palm,
Greg

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Greg, I know how amazing Nonin is simply from your stories of him. I keep him in my thoughts and will send him healing energy.
You're the best. :)

May 2008

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