On Saturday morning April 16, we arrived for practice and our matts. cushions and altar items had been removed by hospital staff. A note had been left for us and the items were safely locked in an office. We have subsequently learned that we will still be allowed to use the chapel for our practice times on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, however we will not be allowed to store our supplies at the hospital any longer. So when attending practice you might consider arriving early or staying late to help with set up and take down.
This change is the result of Matt Cobb"s resigning from his position as Chaplain at Mercy. He has been a great friend and bodhisattva to our sangha in his kind offer of the chapel for our practice over 5 years ago.
We will continue to hold practice at the hospital, and continue to search for an (im)permanent home for Tallgrass Zen Center.
May Our Practice Benefit All Beings,
Margaret Wheeler, Co- Abbott
Tallgrass Zen Center