Michael taught the very first Level I Shambhala Training in Boulder at 1111 Pearl Street. you could say he was a pioneer of Shambhala, a trail blazer, and a natural Shambhalian. He was always so kind and welcoming to me and to my son, who when he found out I had just seen Michael at the hospital, was so shocked and saddened, saying like that Michael was "so good at the world as well as at dharma." And that's true, even after retirement he always had projects percolating. And he loved his family and wanted to continue to be an active grandpa. He was especially proud of his daughter Claudia for being the first "Shambhala politician" that we know of. Thank you, Michael for being the Shambhala gentleman par excellence.