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Reverend Ronald N Thayer Roshi, We Remember MATAVA 4 People


     The persistent tolerance, kindness and peacefulness of the Sangha has stayed with me until the present day.  Thursday evening zazen was my most regular participation.  I also attended Sunday services.  I still recite the Bodhisattva vows daily.Reverend Kubose...
    darjeelingtea darjeelingtea
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jan 7, 2010

    The Roshi Is In

    Rev Thayer qualified me as a Roshi less than a year after I took only lay Vows, but Vows, folks, on January 17th, 1974. Then in 1976 I received transmissions from Soen Nakagawa Roshi, during a talk at the San Francisco Zen Center, and Transmission of Pure Practice from Edward...
    IceStoneTrue IceStoneTrue
    56-60, F
    Apr 6, 2010

    Prayer From Service

    We surround all people and all forms of Life with infinite love and compassion. Particularly do we send forth loving thoughts to those close to the change called death. We send forth oceans of mercy, wisdom and love.
    darjeelingtea darjeelingtea
    56-60, M
    Nov 28, 2010

    Chopping Wood And Carrying Water

    This group was started due to a number of inquiries I had about the Saginaw, Michigan MATAVA ecumenical Buddhist temple that existed in the 1970's founded by the Reverend Ronald N. Thayer, Roshi. Reverend Thayer is being sought by a few of us.  This is a place to check...
    IceStoneTrue IceStoneTrue
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Nov 17, 2009

    Wedding Day

    Reverand Thayer Married Jeff Pitts and I at The Temple in Saginaw MI ,June 27th 1977. It was a beautiful,peacefull and unforgetable ceremony.Reverand Thayer was a great influence in my life. A person anyone would could clearly see was totally at peace with himself and everthing...
    sandileetwo sandileetwo
    1 Response Jan 22, 2011
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