Dear Shambhala friends,
As some of you have already heard, my mother Harriet Bodner passed away last Friday (April 13) at the age of 91 after a very short illness, culminating in renal failure. She died in the same skilled nursing facility where my 93 year old father, George Bodner, is currently going through rehab for a recent hip fracture. Prior to these events (i.e. prior to March 10 – when my father fractured his hip), my parents were still living fairly independent lives, so all this has happened very quickly.
My dad is grieving and having a rough time after a marriage of 68 plus years. I would appreciate it very much if you could keep both of my parents, as well as the rest of our family in your practice. With respect to my mother, my wish is that she have a smooth journey through the bardo and a good rebirth. For my father, my wish is that he is able to continue to lead a good life, despite the unavoidable grief, and to be able to accept the unavoidable impermanence of life.
Thank you very much,