Ven. Karuna Dharma, the former Abbess of IBMC and a prominent American Buddhist nun, passed away peacefully on the morning of February 22, 2014 with her daughter holding her hand at her side. Her last words before she passed: "That's it!"
A memorial service was held for Ven. Karuna on March 9, 2014. Around 150 people came to IBMC's Ananda Hall to pay their respects to Ven. Karuna including several prominent Buddhist monks and nuns. Former students, spiritual friends, friends, family and extended family shared their stories about Ven. Karuna and how she embodied here Dharma name "karuna" in her life and teachings.
To view a PDF of Ven. Karuna's memorial service program book, please click here.
To view a video tribute to Ven. Karuna, please click here.
Photos by Vincent Lim.
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