With great sadness we report the death of Dharmacharini Aryamati, in the evening of Friday 26th September. Knocked down by a van on a pedestrian crossing, she suffered many broken bones. Having regained consciousness she died later in hospital from brain trauma.
Aryamati was ordained in 2005 and was a much-loved member of the sangha in Manchester, UK. Her preceptor Maitreyi writes: “Her name means ‘She whose mind is noble’, and her yidam was Green Tara, who gave her great strength in her practice and in her life. She was a woman of great generosity, indomitable spirit and creativity, with a very big heart that went out to all who suffered and to her friends and family.”
She will be very greatly missed by her family and her many, many friends. Writing to the Manchester sangha, Vishangka writes: “Aryamati was one of life’s beautiful people - kind, generous, with a huge heart that went out to those who suffer in the world. She truly had a big and positive impact on those she met. A writer, academic, linguist and poet, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.”
Today’s Padmasambhava Day celebrations in Manchester have been replaced by a memorial day for Aryamati.