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On the passing of Sally Kempton

Dear Fellow Friends and Students of Sally Kempton, This is to share with you the sad news that Sally left her body this morning. Now, a time of mourning begins for those of us who treasured Sally's company and teachings, and also a time of celebration for us of her life—for who she was and what she gave and meant to us. Please feel free to offer your prayers for Sally as she makes her last journey in whatever way feels most meaningful, fitting, and sweetest for you. Those who are familiar with it can chant the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, which is traditionally chanted at such times.

Oṃ tryaṃbakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣhṭivardhanam urvārukam iva bandhanān mṛtyor mukṣhīya mā'mṛtāt

Some are familiar with a tradition in which prayers are said for departed loved ones for 13 days after their passing, at the end of which the community gathers to offer prayers, mourn their loss, celebrate the life of their loved one, and offer each other support and comfort. It was Sally's wish that a special service be held in her memory for her community of students. Honoring this request, we will be holding a 13-day ceremony for Sally via Zoom, on Sunday, July 23rd; details will follow sometime in the next few days. Wishing you all many blessings and immersion in the healing balm of love in the days ahead.


From WSYC founder Suzie Hurley


"So glad we had her to WS. A beautiful soul and inspiring teacher. I still refer students to her book “Meditation for the Love of It.” Betting she made a very conscious exit from her body, surrounded by Grace."


For more, please visit Sally's webpage


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