Supaporn Pongpruk was the executive Secretary of INEB from 1991-1993
when she contracted breat cancer. Her story of self healing has been an
inspiration to many over the years. Last Saturday she sucumbed to the
cancer. Her dying process was inspirational - practicing mindfulness
with breathing and applying dhamma all the way to the end. She will be
greatly missed by the many many people she touched.
Sorry to be out of touch for so long. After seven weeks with Supaporn,
left to meet my family in Lanka on the 15th. Surapee arrived on the
we had some days to hand over. Su was a chosen kalyanamitra to Porn,
a natural nurse -- a very gifted and compassionate one actually. So,
leaving was difficult, I felt it was OK with Porn.
Night-shift on the 14th was peaceful, with some lovely words (words I
remember all my life) being said, and we watched the dawn together.
coming into the little garden' had, over the weeks, become a thing of
but immense joy. So simple, so beautiful!
In the last days, Porn's capacity for communication declined
but it was clear that much was taking place internally.
Were you dreaming Porn?'
'No all that has stopped. Now things are getting into order.'
Phra paisan was by her side too, during the day, and she was very
to his advice about the process of dying, and how to handle the states
would asrise. For me, it was good to find that our approaches, while
expressed in different concepts, shared much in spirit -- something that
Porn noted too.
After slipping into unconscious over the 16th and 17th, Porn finally
18th afternoon, with her mother by her side. Over the phone on the
Pai Toon (Porn's brother) told me it was a peaceful death. Porn seemed
Dear friends, I would like to thank you deeply for your support overr
last few weeks. It seemed like a real community of metta. I know for
it symbollised the return of good kamma. Somehow she was not aware
she had touched peoples lives, and it was very empowering to find the
evidence of it in your mails, packages and messages. Thank you so much!
Love and healing,