DSC09025It is with heart rending sadness that I tell you all that Rupa Kalideen passed away on the 6th October after a horrible car accident on the 26th September 2014.

Rupa has been a much loved member of this community for many years and will be remembered for her gentle smile, her kind words, her loving spirit, and her absolute love of nature and our beautiful mountains.  Anyone who came into her presence could not help but feel so warmly welcome and had the privilege of spending time with a soul so filled with peace and love for every living thing from plants to people.

For those who shared in Rupa’s gatherings, from candle lit Diwali to talks she so kindly organised and shared with us with Swami Vimokshananda, a Hindu monk originally from India, you will remember her giving and sharing spirit.

To Rupa’s family, my most sincere condolences for the terrible loss you are suffering.  Rupa has now moved on to the realm of angels and we all wish her peace on this, her next leg of her great journey.

Aum Rupa

Niki Roy  7 October 2014