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Friday, May 13, 2016

SF Zen Center Memorial announcement on Blanche's passing

Blanche Hartman / Shunbo Zenkei

Spring Moon Inconceivable Joy

May 8, 1926 – May 13, 2016

We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved teacher, abbess, and great friend Zenkei Blanche Hartman died peacefully at 12:30am this morning at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco surrounded by her family. She was 90 years and five days old. This morning at City Center, we rang the densho bell 108 times, and held a short ceremony to acknowledge her passing over. Blanche’s body will rest in the Buddha Hall at City Center for three days according to her wishes. You are warmly invited to come and sit with her during this time (best to come between 7 am and 9 pm, but do let us know if you need to come at another time).

A more detailed tribute to Blanche will be sent out to the sangha soon.
This statement from this link: The Great Leap      Blanche's main cuke page