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A note from John Steiner with an invitation to see an exhibit of Kobun Chino's calligraphy.

Kobun Chino (as we called him) Roshi came to America in 1966 to help Suzuki Roshi start Zen Mountain Center at Tassajara. I had the great privilege to know him at that time. He stayed and become a wonderful teacher in his own right and a master calligrapher. This year he moved from the Bay Area where he had lived all these years to Boulder to be in residence at Naropa. Margo and I attended a workshop he did at Naropa earlier this year. It was remarkable to reconnect with him after all of these years. He was a true Zen Master in a traditional way and in the best way. He and one of his three young daughters tragically drowned several weeks ago. We all lost a friend, a teacher, and a rare human being.

Love, John

 You are cordially invited to a calligraphy exhibit of works
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Kobun Otogawa Roshi
Marlowe Brooks
In Commemoration and Celebration of the life of
Kobun Otogawa Roshi
February 1, 1938 - July 26, 2002
Reception, Friday August 30, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Lincoln building at Naropa University
2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado
Hors d'oeuvres, sake and music
All Proceeds donated to Kobun Otogawa's wife and children.
Please RSVP to Heather Philipp at 303.546.5293 or

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