Empty Hand Zen Center founder Susan Jion Postal passes away

Our deep sympathy goes out to the community at the Empty Hand Zen Center; their teacher and founder, Susan Jion Postal, passed away on February 7.  Empty Hand’s website indicates that Jion had been experiencing a recurrent cancer for which there was no effective treatment. The New Rochelle, NY, zendo will hold special public sitting sessions today, Wednesday, and Friday to honor their teacher and to dedicate the merit to her auspicious transition. A remembrance posted on Sweeping Zen also contains links to Jion’s previous articles and teachings on that site.