Catherine Rathbun (Jetsun Yeshe) 1943 – 2015

It is with love that we share the news that our beloved founder of Friends of the Heart, Lama Catherine Jetsun-Yeshe, took her last breath around 5pm on Sunday February 22, 2015. She was peaceful and surrounded by love from her family and other meditators. We did our best to help her transition, which we believe is underway as she hoped. Her meditation practice was strong throughout this lifetime which will take her through to carry out her vow to help all beings. Please be happy and continue to meditate on compassion and help other beings on her behalf. May her Dharma activity flourish.

It is with love that we share the news that our beloved founder of Friends of the Heart, Lama Catherine Jetsun-Yeshe, took her last breath around 5pm on Sunday February 22, 2015. She was peaceful and surrounded by love from her family and other meditators. We did our best to help her transition, which we believe is underway as she hoped. Her meditation practice was strong throughout this lifetime which will take her through to carry out her vow to help all beings. Please be happy and continue to meditate on compassion and help other beings on her behalf. May her Dharma activity flourish.

Sharing the Merit

Should you wish to honour the memory of Catherine with a donation, kindly consider any of the following:

The FOH fund that will support the publishing of Catherine's planned books. A cheque can be made out to Friends of the Heart. Please put Book Fund in the memo section. 
FOH is at Suite 324, 2510 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4P 2H7. 
Include your name and full address if you wish to receive a charitable receipt.

And/or the following charities:
www.gadenrelief.org 
http://www.msf.ca/ (doctors without borders)

If you would like to know more about Catherine and understand a little bit more about how she touched so many people,  take a few minutes to watch these videos made by Greg Mount and Toronto Mind Body: http://www.torontomindbody.org/lama-catherine-rathbun-jestsun-yeshe-passes/

May all beings be happy.

Metta,
Friends of the Heart


About Friends of the Heart

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Friends of the Heart is a group of lay people who actively pursue the deep philosophic and ethical teachings of East and West while maintaining an active, ordinary life within the community.

Our classes and workshops draw from the wisdom of the Buddhist, Christian and Sufi traditions.  From the Buddhist path, we take teachings and meditation practice from the Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana streams.

We study these systems through meditation, intellectual study and discussion, as well as through engaging our creative talents in movement studies, hatha yoga, visual arts and sound. 

As householders, parents, and people leading ordinary lives in the city, we believe it is possible to bring kindness, compassion and awareness into our personal lives as well as into society.

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We offer meditation instruction that embraces mindfulness teachings of East and West.

Whether you want to learn to meditate or to deepen your meditation practice, we offer classes in Toronto and retreats in rural Ontario to help you reduce stress and find peace, calm and joy. 

By emphasizing individual attention, discussion and dialogue in small groups, our classes will help you learn how to live with a compassionate heart and a clear mind while remaining engaged with the ordinary world.

We work in a variety of ways: through meditation, creative movement and yoga, through intellectual study and discussion, through visual art, story telling and sound.

 

Friends of the Heart Meditation Centre

2510 Yonge Street, Suite 324

Toronto, Ontario 

Email: friendsoftheheart@hotmail.ca

 

Check out our friends at Snow Lion for other events and all of your meditation supplies.