Daido Loori Roshi died this morning, October 9th, 2009, at 7:30 in the morning. We send our deepest sympathies to his family and students at Zen Mountain Monastery and around the world. Daido Roshi was a leading teacher of Zen practice in the United States. The Dharma resonance of his life has been extraordinary. We will remember him in our chanting with care and gratitude for 49 days.
You may read a eulogy by Bernie Glassman Roshi, his Dharma brother, at this website: http://www.zenpeacemakers.org/roshi_john_daido_loori.html