Sunday, July 17, 9am-noon
Carnegie Hall, Bender Room
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
Please join the Bay Zen Center for a gathering honoring the life and teachings of Charlotte Joko Beck on Sunday, July 17, at Mills College in Oakland. Whether you have been touched by Joko’s teachings personally or through her writings, this informal gathering will be an opportunity to pay tribute to someone who has touched the lives of so many. The morning will begin with a 30 minute zazen period followed by an opportunity for anyone to share a story, words or whatever they would like about Joko. We’ll then view a fifty minute documentary film on Joko and conclude with refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Please note that this gathering will not have the formalities of ceremony. Joko lived her life and expressed the teachings without much ado and often reminded us to keep things simple, “nothing added.” She was clear about not wanting a big to-do upon her death. So this is offered in that spirit, simply to gather together and remember who she was and what she meant to all of us.
Please RSVP with number of people attending to: Brent Beavers, firstname.lastname@example.org