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Time and space are no barriers to the gathering of hearts." Sri Ramana Maharshi

Celebrating the life of David LaChapelle

Celebrating the Life of David LaChapelle: Visionary teacher, see-er of souls, wisdom keeper and devoted follower to the great stillness. Friend to many. Dream coach, author, publisher and speaker. Chanter, painter, builder, philosopher and patriarch. His body let go. His gifts live on...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Morning I Ching throw

Devin Hormann-Rivard met David when he was about 5 years. He kept in touch with his spiritual guide throughout his life and participated in many retreats over the years. After graduation from Naropa University in Boulder he was called to join us in Silverton, helping support David's healing process, to be of service and to learn from his mentor. David's distinct assignment for him was an invitation to take his outdated I Ching book he had published years earlier to the next level for a revised edition. Over the last 6 months, the book has been taken through reformatting, editing, re-editing, design, re-design and publishing stages, and has been officially shipped out from the publisher!!! I will receive the hot-off-the-presses box of books any DAY now... Thursday or Friday this week!!!!

This undertaking truly would not have been possible without the dedication and form-holding capacity Devin brought to the project. David's passing ripped through Devin as painfully as for any of us, especially given that he had specifically moved to Silverton be close to him. He took David's request for the republish to heart and made a steady daily practice of designing and formatting the new layout (not to mention learning the advanced computer software just as diligently to do so). His relationship and practice of throwing the I Ching regularly, as well as his field of study, offered clarity about the complexities of Chinese principles and turned out to be invaluable in David's absence... for all the integrity issues involved in producing another artist's works.

This post is for Devin, seen in these images below on a crisp Colorado camping morning... Throwing the I Ching with Quinn Joyce, sweet young neighbor and friend.

Thank you Kind Warrior

A poem by Devin relating a slice of his experience in Yosemite at David's memorial

Devin handing Quinn the coins of his destiny

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