Attending his talks and meditation teaching in the late 60s Was responsible for my taking up dharma practice I will always be grateful to him. He passed away in 2018
Taizan maezumi Roshi
Roshi accepted me as his student and ordained me as A soto zen monk in 1983. I studied shikantaza and koans with him He sadly passed away in 1995.
Choje Lama Phuntsok
Lama gave me my getsul (novice monk) vows At leksheyling near Kathmandu. He also gave me the Vajrakilaya empowerment and Phowa practice transmission.
Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche
Rinpoche gave me my Gelong (full monks) vows at Bokar monastery at mirik, near Darjeeling. He very kindly presented me with the Namjar monks patchwork robe and the monks alms bowl.
Visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau, 1st June 2016
A trip that for personal reasons I needed to make.
“work will set you free”. Free as we now know meant death.
Visit to darjeeling and gangtok in India, February-March 2017
I have been to this part of India more times than I can remember,
but I never tire of visiting this area that I have come to love.