Our Dear Friend Cheri Maples

Our dear Cheri (True Precious Mindfulness Trainings) passed away on July 27, 2017 at 8:35am at the hospital, very peacefully.

She was surrounded by six very close friends who sang “breathing in breathing out”… They sang “I am free, I am free, I am free” over and over again and could see Thay in the room, with a half smile.

Ultimately, Cheri died from complications resulting from her terrible bicycle accident on September 8, 2016. It was discovered she had an infection and she passed away within a few hours – and peacefully – and with many reminders of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha surrounding her.

Cheri spoke a lot lately about how grateful she was to have had a great life and how she was not afraid to die and how she was at peace. This is all such a blessing. Yesterday – well before she started to not feel well – the weekly Wednesday SnowFlower Sangha went to her home and held Sangha at her home – she had a wonderful “last day.”

A service will be held on Friday, July 28 at 7:00 pm at the Friends Meetinghouse, 1704 Roberts Ct in Madison.

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