Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Passing of a Good Man

Giving a blessing to a visitor to the temple
GVI extends their sincere condolences to all the Monks and Novices of Wat Pasa Viet upon the passing of their Abbot, Satu Porgi, on 28th March.

Over the 2 years of GVI working at Wat Pasa Viet, Satu Porgi has been a strong ally. Under his leadership of the temple, 3 rooms were handed over to GVI to commence English classes – an honour that we have been very grateful for.

Satu Porgi was passionate about his Novices receiving education and was proactive in bringing educational opportunities to the temple. Under his strong and wise leadership and his recognition of the importance of education, GVI volunteers have been doing work to be proud of. Satu Porgi may have also been a little proud to have us there too.

I had the good fortune to be in Satu Porgi’s presence many times over the last 2 years. I would enjoy his passion for education, his sense of humour and his quick and hearty laugh. It was easy to work with him as his genuineness about what was the best for the Novices shone through.

Satu Porgi watches a photo presentation at Wat Pasaviet
May he be at peace.