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Memorial Service for Kyōji Linda Dekker (Hybrid)

July 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

        Kyōji Linda Dekker

Kyōji Linda Dekker was a founder of Valley Streams Zen Sangha and  of the Sacramento Dharma Center.  She served on the Boards of SBMG, Valley Streams, and the Dharma Center and incorporated all three organizations as nonprofits.  Linda served on the Sacramento Dharma Center Board for over 8 years, through the entire process of inception, fundraising and locating the Wissemann Drive property we now occupy. She also served on the SDC Art and Design Committee, helping to transform the building into the pleasing aesthetic we have today.  In addition to all of this, Linda served as the first office manager of the Sacramento Dharma Center, stepping down in 2022 when her illness made it infeasible for her to continue. Linda’s service throughout was offered from her great spirit of giving and devotion to the Dharma.

In her practice life, Linda became a student of Tenshin Reb Anderson in the late 1990’s. She was lay-ordained by him and practiced in residence at Green Gulch Farm 2001-2002. She served as Ino (head of the meditation hall) for Valley Streams Zen Sangha 2015 – 2018.

Linda passed from this life April 2, 2023  after a long illness, surrounded by friends and family.

Linda is survived by her son Bryn, partner Nuala, and grandchild Parlee, as well as best friends, Gwen Roedel Green, Garry Green, honorary grandson Nathaniel Green, and many close friends, Dharma brothers and sisters.

A reception will follow the service. Bring cookies, a sweet or fruit to share.

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July 9, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Valley Streams Zen Sangha
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Sacramento Dharma Center
3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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