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Walter Nowick rememberance

Postby Zendudest on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:27 pm

I see that Walter Nowick has died...http://sweepingzen.com/walter-nowick-classical-pianist-and-zen-teacher-dies-at-87/

He was a pioneer of American Zen about whom much has been written.

From the Rochester Zen Center' Chant Book:

Memorial Prayer

O Buddhas and Bodhisattvas,
abiding in all directions,
endowed with great compassion, endowed with love,
affording protection to sentient beings,
consent through the power of your great compassion
to come forth.
O Compassionate Ones,
you who possess the wisdom of understanding, the
love of compassion,
the power of protecting in incomprehensible measure,
Walter Nowick is passing from this world to the next.
He is taking a great leap.
The light of this world has faded for him.
He has entered solitude with his karmic forces.
He has gone into a vast Silence.
He is borne away by the Great Ocean of birth
and death.
O Compassionate Ones,
protect Walter, who is defenseless.
Be to him like a father and a mother.
O Compassionate Ones,
Let not the force of your compassion be weak, but
aid him.
Forget not your ancient vows.

Hands palm-to-palm,

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Re: Walter Nowick rememberance

Postby Carol on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:11 pm

What a beautiful Memorial Prayer. Thanks for sharing it.
Practitioners who cultivate the personal realization of buddha knowledge dwell in the bliss of whatever is present and do not abandon their practice.
~Lankavatara Sutra
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