To our two great, abiding friends who died in Sacramento
To our three great, abiding friends who died in Colorado Springs
To our one great, abiding friend who died in Savannah
To our fourteen great, abiding friends who died in San Bernardino
And to all those who have passed beyond this life into the heart of Buddha:
You have passed from this world to the next.
You have taken a great leap.
The light of this world has faded for you and
You have entered solitude with your karmic forces.
You have gone to a vast silence and
Are borne away by the great ocean of birth and death.
May they, together with all beings, realize the end of suffering
And the complete unfolding of the Buddha’s Way.