Died – Joan Casey

Joan Casey

Joan Casey

A Letter from Erica Raynor – Horn
April 12, 2016

Dear Community,

I am sad to report that this is the last update regarding  our friend, Vajra Dancer, and long-term Dzogchen community member,  who passed away this morning.  Her husband had called me early to say that Joan was so very happy to know the Community were practicing for her.  And he told me that he had just put the Samantabhadra mandala around her neck.  These are his words….

“Sadly, this will be the final report on Joan’s health, because she has now failed, and the end of her life has come about 9AM this morning. Her blood oxygen level had dropped below 80% despite being on a ventilator at 100% oxygen. Her damaged lungs were incapable of sustaining her life without permanent damage to her brain and other vital organs. Under these circumstances, Joan did prefer dying peacefully and pain-free to being kept artificially alive.”

Joan’s dear old friend and Dzogchen community member, Nora, was with her along with her husband John. Please add our sister Joan to any practices, prayers and shitro.

With gratitude for this precious transmission.




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