Merigar West, UK


Dear Vajra Family,

It is with great sadness that we inform you that our dear vajra-sister, Judith Allan, passed away on March 26th in London after a short illness. Judy was found sitting next to her bed, in a meditation position with one knee facing upwards.

She was one of Rinpoche’s oldest students and will be hugely missed throughout the Dzogchen Community, and by her many friends. Judy tirelessly devoted herself to the development of the UK Dzogchen Community over the years, as well as the Shang Shung Institute UK, which she served as Director.

We will be practicing Shitro for Judy in the coming weeks. Please can we request that you do Shitro practice for her if you are able to.

A biography of Judy will appear soon.

Best to all,

UK Gakyil

A website has been set up in which you can leave your condolences and find details of Judy’s funeral and the Bella (Judy’s dog) fund –


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