Joshua Zim’s Letter


A few days before his death, Joshua wrote a letter to Rinpoche that was found in the retreat cabin, along with his body. Here is a copy of the original letter in Joshua’s handwriting.

Thank you to Judith Ferris, Joshua’s widow, for permission to reproduce this letter.
Joshua Zim
Joshua Zim was the first information officer at Vajradhatu and the first editor-in-chief of the Vajradhatu Sun, which has since evolved into the Shambhala Sun Foundation. Joshua died in retreat on October 22, 1985, after suffering from a debilitating illness for several years.