So sad to learn of his passing. before The Longchen Foundation was established, Jack Ireland, Alf Vial and I spent many an evening with Mike, (as we then knew him), discussing Buddhism and exploring what we thought we knew and what we didn't. We seemed to always attend meetings, lectures and ceremonies together, at a time when authentic teachers were thin on the ground. Our times together were always laced with laughter, mostly at directed at ourselves and our misunderstandings. I remember those days with affection, and will treasure my memories of his boundless kindness, humour and understanding. Eh Ma Ho.