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FSZS: 10th Anniversary

Updated: Nov 24, 2020


By 2008 I knew Susan and I would be leaving Atlanta to retire in Falmouth (Cape Cod) Massachusetts. We planned the move including a renovation of the house we bought. Our actual move was in July 2010.


Before leaving Atlanta, I had been working with Elliston-Roshi to develop what is now The Silent Thunder Order, the name selected in recognition of Hojo Elliston's teacher Soyu Matsuoka-Roshi.


Hojo and I agreed my move to Falmouth would include a prototype for starting a new Affiliate Sangha of this new Order. Both the STO and the Falmouth sangha celebrate founding in 2010.


Having been a Unitarian Universalist, I met with Rev. Bob Murphy at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth. While a UU, at Harvard Divinity, his minor was