Sojun Mel Weistman, founder and abbot of Berkeley Zen Center, passed away on Thursday, January 7.
Reed’s death being a hoax was a hoax itself; Reed, who had had an emergency liver transplant in May, had indeed passed. He was 71.
Translator of Tibetan Buddhist texts, Steven D. Goodman, passed away on August 3. Michael Sheehy, one of his senior students, remembers the “cool wizardry” of his teacher.
The graphic designer Milton Glaser died on June 26th on his 91st birthday. His work supported many Buddhism-related causes throughout his life.
The spiritual teacher and psychologist, Ram Dass, and author of “Be Here Now,” died on December 22, 2019 in Maui, Hawaii. He was 88.
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, a master of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, has died after a brief hospitalization.
Buddhist teacher Tsem Tulku died on September 4 after a long struggle with illness, according to a post on his Facebook page.
Tibetan Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche, who faced multiple accusations of physical and sexual abuse, has died.
Buddhist scholar, teacher, and translator of the Lotus Sutra, Gene Reeves, died Wednesday, May 8, at his home in Chicago. He was 86.
Lewis Richmond remembers the great teacher who founded the San Francisco Zen Center and played a historic role in the establishment of Buddhism in the West.