Thursday, September 13, 2007

From William Cassidy

She is remembered for her courtesy, generosity, and devotion.
She is remembered for her loving-kindness.
She was a graceful woman who brought benefit to herself, her family, her friends, and all sentient beings through her honest, faithful, practice of the Dharma.
Both myself and my family remember her in our prayers.
Please, do not think of what you have lost by her passing.
Think instead of what you gained by her presence and be joyful.

William L. Cassidy

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

From Katy Perlman

I met Annapurna in the late 70's in Boulder, CO where we worked together at the Karmapa's house during his month-long stay. She was my favorite person to work with, always steady and optimistic. I loved her blend of magical qualities and grounded presence. She seemed to teach naturally just by the way that she moved in the world. Our paths had not crossed for years and I didn't learn of her passing until recently---but a few days before I learned the news, I found myself thinking about her quite vividly. I hope my own passing will be as graceful. Good bye lovely being. Thank you for your special gifts.