Thursday, June 14, 2007

From Lama Palden

I met Annapurna in 1978 when she and Michael moved to Marin. They moved in with me in Corte Madera and when I moved to Bhutan in 1979 they kept the house and lived there 20 + more years. Annapurna has been a beloved dharma sister all these years and continuing on, as death does not stop our journeys together nor our friendship and love. 

As everyone has mentioned she was an embodiment of the profound love, humility and kindness that also knows no boundaries or separations. Her friendship was so full-hearted. She was always sharing her own spiritual insights as well as her humanness.

Some years ago Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche suggested some of his students create a dance to Chandrakirti's teaching on the Sixteen Emptinessess, and 16 of us, including Annapurna danced it for him to music from her last CD. Then we all also performed it for HH the Dalai Lama in Tucson in 2005. That was fun to share together.

Our puja for her will be an offering of our love for her- not because she needs our prayers but as an offering of the abundance of our gratitude for her. There are never too many flowers and we are doing it in that spirit.

Lama Palden

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