The Witnessed Cremation Ceremony for David Coady will be held on Tuesday, August 2, at 11:00 am.
Please arrive by 10:45 am, so we can begin at 11:00 am.
Most people will be standing outside during the ceremony, so please dress accordingly.
An altar will be set up in the doorway to the cremation chamber, which will be open. People will assemble outside, facing the altar and the cremation chamber, with seven people standing in the inner cremation room for the actual cremation.
We expect that people outside will be able to look through the doorway and the altar, and see into the cremation chamber. We will all chant together and be in the same location.
Just before the cremation, the container holding David will be opened so that poems, cards, or sentiments that people might like to offer can be added. These will be gathered up from the group just before the ceremony begins and taken into the inner chamber, and placed with David in the container.
We will chant the Metta Sutta and offer incense. Then, during the cremation, we will chant the Sho Sai Myo.
Chant cards and other articles will be brought from City Center. Flowers will be sent from Green Gulch Farm.
All are welcome.
If you have questions, please call the front office at City Center: 415.863.3136 (Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 12:30pm and 1:30 – 5:00 pm).