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Thursday, August 20, 2020

RiP Dear Dharma Sister Yvonne Rand

 


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Yvonne has been in hospice care at her daughter Hillary's home for a month or so. Yvonne was a close student of and advisor to Shunryu Suzuki. I called her Zen Center's Den Mother, especially in the early Tassajara years. Her love of animals bordered on the humorous with the number she took on. She was particularly prone to animals and people who needed help. Psychic Anne Armstrong said that Yvonne astral traveled to accidents when she slept. She taught many students and many fellow students. She spent a good deal of time with hospice work and taught us how to sit with and care for the bodies of the departed. And now she has departed and her body is being cared for. Condolences to her Hillary and Chris on the loss of their mother. Farewell beloved Bodhisattva. - DC