Sukhavati for Ron Thomas
Ron Thomas died this fall from prostate cancer. He was a member of the Portland Shambhala Center since the late 1990s. He was a disabled veteran with a lot of chronic pain. He was a gentle person and a devoted student of the dharma. He was seldom seen at the Shambhala Center in his final years, and stayed in his home in NE Portland in his final year. We will hold a short sukhavati service for him at the Center at 7 pm this Friday, December 27th.
Ron gave this photo of himself with his mom to David Parker several years ago to share with the Portland sangha on his death.