December 1923 – November 7, 2017
From the Facebook post of San Francisco Zen Center, courtesy of Linda Galijan and Sachico Ohanks:
Del Carlson passed away on the morning of November 7 in Sarasota, Florida. Del came to Tassajara in 1969 at the invitation of Yvonne Rand and spent many summers working in the Tassajara kitchen. He also regularly joined the community at Green Gulch Farm for practice periods. We hold him in our thoughts.
“Sooner or later we may die, and we will go to the same place we go when we sit.” —Suzuki Roshi, July 30, 1965
This video by cinematographer Frazer Bradshaw opens with Del working diligently in the Zen kitchen at Tassajara.