David O’Neal

I’ve known Sherab since the 1980s and he personified for me the marriage of intelligence with sense of humor. Two things that should naturally go together but often don’t. I mean that if you know the phenomenal world deeply, you can’t help but find it funny. And Sherab found it VERY funny. Naturally. I tried to visit him and Judi whenever I went to Boulder. I usually started laughing when I first saw him. It would usually be something he said. I think I was the rare person he connected with from outside Chögyam Trungpa’s dharma. Which made perfect sense, as I was a human being in search of truth, like him. Few knew that he was an old Gurdjieffian, who met Chogyam Trungpa, at which it was love at first sight, but I knew it.