Dorothy wrote this beautiful message honoring Ken’s passing, which I’d like to share with you:
“Three years ago this month, we lost our beloved teacher Ken Rosen. And so the first Sunday of this month, a moment of Noble Silence was observed to honor his memory and the Memorial Prayer was chanted for him during the
Had it not been for Ken’s unfailing wisdom, strength and compassion – persevering through the years when we had no home of our own, holding us together and teaching us even when he struggled with his own health issues – we would not now have our center. He taught us a great deal about courage and commitment in the face of challenge and uncertainty and that has helped us through these difficult times.
And now, perhaps like you, even when I cannot be at the center in person, I carry its peace with me and delight in knowing that the front door is open, the cushions are plumped, the five-minute bell rings, the han is played,
the sangha gathers, the bells are struck, the work goes on.
Ken would, I think, be proud.”
Thanks to Dorothy for her wonderful way with words and of course to Ken for his indomitable spirit!
Hope to see you on Sunday, and as Ken was fond of saying “please be well!”