Mark Szpakowski

Jerry "Milarepa" Granelli—that's how he seemed to me. Musician of the dharma heart beat, at play in the space within both rests and notes, openness and scintillating energy, celebration of give and take. His Light Sound Dimension group pioneered new forms of ambience, empty and full of light. He co-founded Berkeley Dharmadhatu, with his shed at 802 Camelia Street serving as its first shrine room, open 24x7. As he looked out I could always feel his guru looking out, inseparable. Always. Immediate unlimited devotion and service—yes.