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Remembering Betty Warren

September 17, 1916 – July 30, 2006
Teacher, Peace/Environmental Activist, Organic Gardner,
Student of Zen Buddhism, Classical Music Buff,
Wilderness Guide/Advocate, Mentor, and Friend

At The Redwoods Auditorium, Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 7:30pm


Musical Interlude (from Betty’s collection) : Early morning percussion sounds from the mountains of Eiheiji Monastery, Japan

Two minutes of silence

Ceremony led by Kwong Roshi of the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center

Offering incense


Purifying the space (using a hossu – Zen Master’s whisk)

Priest invites everyone to offer powder incense while everyone

Chants (see handout)

The Roshi’s remembrances of Betty

Sharing Memories of Betty led by Marilyn Hendee

Welcome to guests and family

A few slides from my times with Betty by Marilyn

Sharing memories from the audience (Please limit your sharing to 3 minutes!)                               


Background music: Faure: In Paradisium (In Paradise) from the Requium, OP. 48 (from Betty’s collection)

Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess

More slides of Betty in the auditorium.

* Contributions in Betty’s name are being accepted at:

Sonoma Mt. Zen Center, 156265 Sonoma Mountain Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page St., San Francisco, CA 94102

* Special thanks to Victor and Marina Ledin for musical offerings and expertise.

* For a memento from Betty please help yourself to one of Betty’s CD’s or other items on display.

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