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January 13, 2021

Remembering Kyoan Sandra Taylor

Kyoan Sandra Taylor began her study of Buddhism over 30 years ago in the Suzuki Roshi lineage at San Francisco Zen Center. She was ordained as a priest in 2003 with Zoketsu Norman Fischer and served on the board of SFZC. She was also the founder of Seattle Soto Zen. 

Sandy was asked to set up a Retirement Fund and Endowment Fund and chaired the Investment Committee overseeing the assets of both funds. Susan O’Connell, the Spiritual Director at Zen Inspired Senior Living Project says “As a Board member Sandy devoted her financial skills towards helping Zen Center mature and find responsible ways to invest our funds at a time when we were not as organized around this important issue. I often think that the more detailed and value-aligned approach we now have was seeded by her work.”

Sandy is remembered at SFZC for her energy and great humor, and for her dedication to bringing practice out into the world.

Norman Fischer will preside over a small online memorial on Thursday, January 21 at 4:00pm PT.

The Zoom link is here.

Meeting ID: 828 1984 6047

Passcode: 860563

There will be a larger public memorial in the fall organized by Andrea Taylor, Sandy’s daughter.

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