From my first close meeting with Shamar Rinpoche on the stairs at KIBI, the warmth and joy of Rinpoche’s energyfield always brought smiles to my face, heart and being. His kindness and patience with both me and all others was limitless – even when displaying anger, it was with deep compassion. His guidance to me was always correct and perfect. Most personally, I hold Rinpoche in my heart as a friend, a teacher, and a Nirmanakaya form. I will miss his smiles. But, wait with impatient joy to meet him soon once again.