Małgorzata Braunek Leaves this Plane of Existence

Małgorzata Braunek (30 January 1947 – 23 June 2014) was a Polish film and stage actress. In 1969 she graduated at Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Warsaw.

She began the practice of Korean Zen with Master Dae San Sa Nim in 1979. Since 1983 has practiced with Genpo roshi,  who since 1986, has been her main teacher.

Since 1992, she has led the Polish sangha Kanzeon. She was a member of Kanzeon,  the White Plum Asanga and the Zen Peacemakers Order.

In 2003, she received Dharma Transmission from Genpo Roshi and the title of Sensei and in 2011 she received the title of Roshi – Zen Master.

She  also received authorization to teach methods of Big Mind Big Heart from Genpo Roshi. She also studied with Genno Roshi, Roshi Bernie and with teachers of other, non-Buddhist spiritual traditions .

She was the Polish Co-founder of the Community of Peace in which under the leadership of Roshi Bernie for many years co-organized Bearing Witness Meditations at Auschwitz.

She has also worked as a volunteer in the Warsaw hospice oncology.

On June 23, 2014 Braunek died from cancer at the age of 67.

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