I shared a brief few minutes with Jack that have emerged countless times as a landmark teaching for me. We were attending the second Warrior Assembly at Karmê Chöling. The conch for the closing banquet had sounded, but I found myself restlessly walking around on the front lawn—tangled in fear and trepidation about by how outrageous the Shambhala world was feeling. The only other person out front was Jack... having a smoke. He wandered up to me and asked me how I was doing. I remember being relieved to have his company and shared with him what was going on. I have a memory of how spacious, quiet and kind his presence felt. I remember him taking a few puffs on his cigarette, and then said that while he'd lived in many different worlds in his life, given the choice, he would always choose CTR's. Thank you Jack. Sending big love.