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Nacho Cordova

posted Jul 17, 2011, 9:51 AM by Five Stones   [ updated Jul 17, 2011, 10:10 AM ]
With a heavy heart I share news of the passing of our friend Nacho Cordova.  Please see the attachments with the storyt as it is unfolding now.  A special service at River Sangha will be held this Wednesday at 7 PM.  Contact Ken (541-760-9760, or ken.oefelein@gmail.com) to share the ride.
Below is an email from Jerry Braza:

Dear Sangha Community,

I am deeply saddened to announce the death of our dear friend and brother Nacho Cordova. He died in a motorcycle accident today, Saturday afternoon, on Hwy. 101 near Hebo.

Information is forthcoming, regarding a memorial service. A blog is being set up through Willamette University where you can get information along with posting and reading comments about Nacho. For current information please visit: http://nacho-cordova.blogspot.com/

Please join me this Wednesday at Sangha, during which time we will practice for Nacho and remember his loving and beautiful spirit. His spirit has enriched our Sangha and all of our lives.

We offer our prayers and meditation for his wife Michelle and their two children Phoenix and Terra and his adult son Alex as well as Nacho’s parents, Nathaniel and Carmen, who happened to be visiting at this sad time.

On Friday, Nacho’s parents joined a group of us to meditate and pray at the Trappist monastery. Nacho came to pick them up after lunch with his two children in the car. They were all so happy being together and we all laughed and hugged good-bye as they travelled back home.  I am holding this memory close to me right now.

I trust that we will find a way to use our practice to create understanding, learn more about impermanence, and how we can truly be there to support each other and those we love.

May he be filled with loving-kindness, may he find peace. Thank you, Nacho, for sharing your loving presence.  You are loved and will always be in our hearts.

With loving-kindness,


Five Stones,
Jul 17, 2011, 10:10 AM