Just read this link on Facebook and am deeply saddened for the Shambhala Community. Raymond was the Asst Circulation Manager at Shambhala Sun and Bodhidharma Magazines.
Raymond had already been the victim of a hate crime once, for being an outspoken GLBT activist. And yesterday he was murdered in Halifax.
Sadness washes over me as I read the loving tribute that his friends and colleagues have left as they begin to mourn.
I wish them comfort, safety, peace, compassion, and lovingkindness, all of the things that were robbed from Raymond as he was murdered.
May all of his communities stand stronger, wiser, and more tolerant for having known him and been touched by his life.
With profound sadness,