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The passing of Dharmakara
« on: December 16, 2015, 11:05:52 am »
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It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Dharmakara, our main moderator, has passed away. He's not been logged on for about a month and we couldn't get in touch with him. Finally meez managed to get in contact with someone at Dharmakara's housing unit that said that he had passed away unexpectedly a few weeks ago. We have very little information at this time.

Dharmakara's miniature pinscher Tigger was taken by animal services and we currently don't know what has happened to him, but in case he is still alive and hasn't already been adopted, we're hoping that we can find someone that would be prepared to give him a few more happy years.

Please keep Dharmakara in mind and feel free to include him in any practices appropriate, according to your tradition.  :headbow:
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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 06:00:24 pm »
ohhh my beloved friend..i remember countless hours of chat and emails...
now all is nothing but memories..
rest in peace my friend.I keep in mind your joy above all suffering.
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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 06:36:14 pm »
DK, we had lots of chats about practice and Freesangha in general. I hope in your next life you find Buddhism quickly and continue to serve all sentient beings.
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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2015, 08:05:35 am »
Om amideva hrih

Tigger is apparently being held by animal services in North Central LA and meez thinks he will be available for adoption from January 2.

He is a sweet little dog -- a chihuahua -- and am sure DK would have been ever so grateful to know someone had taken Tigger in.  DK was very dedicated to Tigger's care.   

I think Tigger is about 5-6 years old now.

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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2015, 10:00:40 am »
what can we do?
a petition via facebook or change.org to save Tigger?
how can we help?
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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2015, 11:44:31 am »
At this point, there isn't anything we can do. The state requires a certain amount of time to pass, and then Tigger will be put up for adoption. So at this point, he isn't in danger of being euthanized. 

I have been in contact with animal services, so if someone here does have an interest in adopting (or knows someone that does), please PM me and I'll be happy to assist and provide information.

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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2015, 04:16:49 pm »
Looks like we have the Tigger situation handled and a home for him. Thank you to everyone that might have asked anyone or tried to get him a home.

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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2015, 05:00:11 pm »
Excellent news!! dont forget to update any other news--
thanks very very much
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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2015, 07:42:44 pm »
He is very deeply missed. I am greatfull for his teaching and compassion. He always taught me that my practice is my own; no one else's. Yet had a deep love for the dharma. I am glad I had a chance to thank him. Words do poor justice though.

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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2015, 03:13:33 pm »
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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2015, 09:05:10 pm »
I'm struggling to get my mind around this. :eek:  Is it true? Was there an obituary in the newspaper?   Any further news would be appreciated.

« Last Edit: December 18, 2015, 10:27:57 pm by mysticmorn »

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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2015, 07:11:55 am »
Looks like we have the Tigger situation handled and a home for him. Thank you to everyone that might have asked anyone or tried to get him a home.

Thank you for your kindness.

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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2015, 08:03:20 am »
I wish it weren't true and there was some sort of mix up, but unfortunately that isn't the case. His death was confirmed by the health department.

There wasn't an obituary as he had no family or anyone appointed to act on his behalf (or even be contacted in case of his death or health emergency), so there wasn't really anyone to arrange such a thing.

I know it's quite unexpected, and I hope healing to comes to all who are impacted by this.

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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2015, 09:23:48 am »
I know it's quite unexpected, and I hope healing to comes to all who are impacted by this.

Thank you Meez.


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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2015, 04:08:49 am »
Wishing him a quick journey to Sukhavati, he was a good man I pray now he leaves samsara for good.  :namaste:
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