From Carol Stamaty
5 March 2015
It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of Nancy Murphy on February 18, the evening before Shambhala Day, just before midnight. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by her family and by much love and prayers from her teachers and friends.
Nancy was a dedicated practitioner who served our sangha as the Director of the New York Shambhala Center and contributed to its flourishing in the 1990’s. She is part of the New York Shambhala Center history and lineage. As well, with great energy and enthusiasm she served as the coordinator of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche’s annual program at Karme Choling for over a decade, through the 1990’s and early twenty-first century.
A Sukhavati ceremony was held at the New York Shambhala Center on Feb. 23 as well as a Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast at the Halifax Shambhala Centre. And another at Karme Choling led by Acharya Suzann Duquette. At Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche’s nunneries in both Nepal and Bhutan, Amitayus pujas have been practiced since her passing; as well as the Khyentse Labrang.
Nancy’s family requests that friends of hers wishing to honor her memory and her contribution to the dharma consider making a donation to the project closest to Nancy’s heart: the KTGR Nunnery Endowment Fund, which she was working on for the last several years, right up until her passing last week.
Please hold Nancy in your hearts and in your practice.
With Much Love,
I am saddened by the passing of Nancy Murphy. She was such a professionally successful, energetic, brilliant, decent person with a great sense of humor. What a loss.