Members of the New York Dharmadhatu often went to Philadelphia for programs and visits. I remember fondly how welcoming Dan and his beautiful wife were to all of us. He was one of the early ambassador's that Rinpoche appointed and he truly worked effortlessly to fulfill Rinpoche's trust in him. Since most of us were very young in the early days, we did think anything of it that Dan was an ambassador at age 25. He was just someone Rinpoche had faith and trust in and Dan delivered big time. Very, very sad to hear of his passing. He lead a truly meaningful life. May it be auspicious.