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.