The community at Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper, NY, has posted a poignant memorial of one of their senior monastics, Mary Kaijun Mold, who passed away March 10 at the age of 86.
She had been ordained as a monastic for the last 15 years, following a long life of global travel and spiritual seeking.
The memorial intersperses photos of some of Kaijun’s last days with short poems she composed in the weeks leading up to her death.
Read the remembrance here, which includes details about a cremation service March 17 and a traditional funeral to be held at the monastery April 27, as well as links to an interview with Kaijun and a recording of her last dharma talk. A full biographical obituary of Kaijun may be found here.