Jon Layton

I credit Tenzin with bringing me to the dharma. When I was a college student intern at RMDC during the 1994 Seminary, there was no program in place to provide practice and study opportunities for us "outliers." Tenzin noted the omission and endeavored to create and lead a structured practice and study with us every day. I am immensely grateful for his generosity, as it led me to refuge by the end of the summer. After that summer, I was fortunate to keep contact with Tenzin here and there, visiting him at Phullahari and seeing him twice when he visited KCL while I lived there. He always strengthened my path. He was a true dharma friend and his kindness, patience, insight, laughter and piercing eyes will be greatly missed.