On March 31 2012 a transmission ceremony was performed for the four of Pat Hawk's students he had previously appointed as Associate Teachers in the Diamond Sangha: Kristen Larson, Susan Weimer, Marsha Linehan and Dan Dorsey. Sadly, Pat himself was too ill to perform the ceremony, but Leonard Marcel Rōshi (his first dharma heir) officiated instead, and people came from all parts of the country to Picture Rocks to attend.
(Photo credits: Helen Amerongen, Jane Huyer)
Following Pat's retirement, there was a barbecue to celebrate his many years of service to ZDS and the mahasangha, at which many of his friends and former students had a chance to meet him one more time to express their appreciation.
(Photo credits: Helen Amerongen).
For the past two years, our zendo has been graced by a hummingbird's nest built within easy view off a low hanging wire just outside the library window. These photos show this year's tiny round nest as well as last year's fledglings just prior to departure.
(Photo credits: Bob Wallin)
On September 11, 2010 at the conclusion of the zazenkai, Pat Hawk Roshi appointed Dan Dorsey as an associate teacher in the Diamond Sangha.