Grant died on the 27th August 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. This video is remembering him and his impact on the people he worked with in the mental health field and his Buddhist friends and friends generally too. So sorry about the sound quality. It’s not easy to record out of doors on a phone. In the wind.
And Michele takes a Merit Walk remembering her dear husband. Wondering about our tendency to remember people while outdoors walking in the hills and Dales. Perhaps in Grants case he loved to be out and up in the mountains, wind in hair. So that’s where Michele and I took ourselves on the day of his death. To places he would have loved to be, remembered. He was a fit chap, long-limbed and with a long torso. He could cover ground at breath taking speed. Up and down Mt. Shasta in a blink of an eye. He was here with us, and gone, in a blink of an eye.
Here is a quote, a moment of uplift, on the day his widow and friends join together and hold a Memorial Service in Vancouver, Canada on this very day.
Know that it is by the means of the self that we find the Buddha Nature. Know that it is by the gateway of the body that we find the spirit. Do not be concerned with places and things, with heavens and hells; do not be attached to your training: Gyatei, gyatei, haragyatei, going on, going on, always going on to the Fragrant Hill; Ten thousand miles in a flash of an eye.
-Rev. Master Jiyu Kennett