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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

RIP Grahame Petchey

Grahame Petchey died at 8:40am on the 21, his daughter Julia holding his hand. Grahame was one of Shunryu Suzuki's closest disciples. He came to Sokoji in 1961, was the first person who Suzuki personally ordained as a priest in America, one of the first Westerners to practice in a Japanese monastery, Eiheiji. His death comes after years in a convalescent home where Julia his constant companion. Richard Baker, Reb Anderson, and  I , among others, were sending messages to Grahame toward the end.

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