Funeral for Death Cafe pioneer Jon Underwood breaks new ground

Jon’s family have been overwhelmed by the love and support they have received from the Death Cafe community following Jon’s sudden death this week.

As we have read in so many of the beautiful tributes that have poured in over the last few days, Jon’s work was ground-breaking and pioneering. His funeral will be no exception.

The Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London meant a lot to Jon. He gave up a well paid tech job in the late 90’s to become the manager of Jamyang and worked closely with Geshe Tashi, Jamyang’s spiritual teacher with whom he developed a lasting bond.

Geshe Tashi attended Jon and Donna’s wedding and was Jon’s close spiritual adviser throughout his life. Jon had always wanted the Jamyang to host funerals and was working closely with the centre and funeral directors ‘Compassionate Funerals’ to make this possible. In true pioneering nature, Jon’s funeral will be the first ever held at Jamyang.

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