Betty (Elizabeth) Lees

It's been 49 days now. John O was my good friend from way back in the early 70s in Staten Island, through his time at Karme Choling and his early days in Boulder. He introduced me to the teachings of Trungpa Rinpoche 50 years ago, always encouraged me to take steps along the path, never with a heavy hand. We lost touch some time in the 80s. I'd been thinking about John, meant to get in touch and looked forward to talking to him and seeing him in Halifax this spring, sharing that I will finally receive Vajrayogini abhisheka all these years after he pointed the way. I'm very sorry that he's gone. I'm not surprised to learn that he helped many. John was so smart, warm and generous.