October 1, 2019

Dear Friends,

Much has changed since I last wrote to you. We have moved our Zendo into a larger apartment in the same building. We now have a spacious kitchen and dining area, and also a guest room with private facilities. You are most welcome to visit and practice with us without having to sleep on the floor.

Our Zen practice continues to flourish. We sit every day at Morning Star and we provide breakfast to all who come. Our travels to other groups have taken us to Louisiana, Connecticut and Dublin, Ireland.

Morning Star now has two new teachers who are ready to branch out on their own. Mary Laheen teaches in the graduate school of architecture at University College, Dublin (UCD). She was a student of late Deshimaru and she has been guiding Zen students in their practice for more than twenty years. I will install Mary as a Zen teacher in Dublin on October 21, 2019.

Amy Yee has been my student in Zen practice at Morning Star for 15 years. We have enjoyed her more than 60 paintings of the dharma, her experience with the Chinese Zen masters and her fluency in the Buddhist Sutras. I will install Amy as a Zen teacher at Morning Star Zendo on December 14, 2019.

We are grateful to you and for your continued generosity that makes our community flourish.


Robert Kennedy, Roshi

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