Memorial Ceremony for Betty Gross

Tuesday, September 6th at 6:45pm

Please join us in celebrating the life of long-time sangha member Betty Gross.

Betty was a beloved mother, fearless adventurer, generous spirit, and founding member of our sangha. 

She is remembered by older sangha members as a yoga teacher at retreats, a prison pen pal activist, and a gardener that helped out with our grounds. She was always deeply honest.

All are welcome to join the ceremony in person or in the Online Zendo.

On Conducting a Buddhist Memorial Service

Hoji, literally translated as “dharma event”, is an important Buddhist practice to commemorate a deceased person. It also provides a wonderful opportunity for surviving family and friends to reconfirm human connections which the departed helped bring about, to realize that we owe much to the deceased, to renew our gratitude to her and to deeply reflect upon ourselves in connection with her.” Part of the offerings in this ceremony are words from family and friends to express our gratitude and connection. Please join us!