Sangha News Zen Aluminati Death&Dying
Interview with Lou and Blanche
Lou Hartman, Shuun Mitsuzen
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Funeral Service: Sunday, March 13 at 2:00pm.
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1-21-11 - Lou Harman died yesterday.
Joan Amarol wrote on 1-20 -lou died at 3:42 this afternoon. blanche was right there with him. he was surrounded by his family, with sangha members sitting close by. at his request we immediately performed a precept renewal ceremony. his body will remain at zen hospice until sunday. sitting times are 9am-9pm. you can also check the zen center facebook page for updates.
at 7:30 tonight we'll hold a ceremony in the buddha hall at city center with sojun mel weitsman officiating. we'll recite the heart sutra and daihi shin dharani to help lou on his way. tomorrow morning's service will also be dedicated to lou.
1-21-11 - Joan Amaral on people sitting with Lou Hartman
blanche is inviting us to sit with lou from this moment
until he goes, which appears to be approaching today, tonight or possibly
tomorrow. there are zafus and chairs in his room, and if we start to
overflow, some of us can sit downstairs in the big room.
1-19-11 - Joan Amaral sends word on Lou Hartman's condition
blanche and lou's
children, grandchildren, and their beautiful great-granddaughter were here
over the weekend. now lou is going inward. blanche is with him constantly
and she feels it's now a time for them to be alone.
Like a fawn
Thank you for
Lou - You were a humble and sincere man on the path. All of us will miss you - including the dishes . Thanks for staying around so long. Bon voyage. - David Chadwick
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