Andrew Safer

Paul was an innovator, a strong practitioner, and a warrior. At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center (later Shambhala Mountain Center), he built a solar rammed- earth house in the early 1970s! I remember Paul as a man of integrity and honesty; his head was always screwed on right. His two years at Tassajara must have done something (positive!) to him. He had a deep understanding of the teachings, and a heart of gold. His latest innovation was to teach workshops in Non-Violent Communication and Buddhism. Paul didn't look over his shoulder to see what other people were thinking or doing. He would be marching to the beat of a different drummer. May he continue his bodhisattva activity in the bardo and beyond.