Danny Mann

Dear dear John, Thank you for saving my physical, emotional, and spiritual life when I started and finally finished the Vajrayana practices that were imparted upon us in the 1970’s and 1980’s. So much was going on and I was starting to sink away, and get lost in the pathways of existence. From Halifax you called one dark afternoon while I was floundering in Boulder, CO. You had called to congratulate me on finishing the Ngundro practice and receiving transmission, which you made a strong celebratory point, that I was among the very few people in the world that had accomplished such a thing as this, and what good fortune it was. You welcomed me into a small but powerful community of practitioners of past and present. Your kind, gentle, and semi-wrathful expression pulled me out of and up from the slime and muck of my emotionally depressed state. You said I was receiving The Vajra Squeeze and that engaging with the practices our teachers, Trungpa Rinpoche and his Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin had so generously given to us to explore, were creating this amazing dance, and to keep going. I’ve never forgotten your kindness and wisdom on the phone that morning. It has provided me with a North Star that has guided me in my live for all these years. You so delightfully and humorously cracked my heart open which allowed and inspired me to keep putting one foot in front of the other and move forward. We danced and certainly because of your compassion I’ve continued that dance throughout my life. Sending you relief, courage, love, and a few new dance steps! Danny Mann