Henry Schaeffer

May 5, 2017 - Just received word from Henry's nephew that he has died- no details yet. Softspoken, gentle Buddhist early Suzuki then close Trungpa student. - dc

May 6 - Learned a little more. Howie Klein talked to Henry's friend Donna who answered his cell phone. She said he had been anemic and lost weight. Maybe "failure to thrive." Old light show operator Bill Hamm called the City Center and reported Henry's passing. His shop was in a garage near the old Bush Street zendo at Sokoji and some of us would stop and chat with him. Henry lived in that neighborhood for years and was was close to Hamm. Howie's calling Henry's friends and a rinpoche he was close to. Walter Fordham of the Chronicle of CTR (Trungpa) wrote back he'd post something soon.

Interviews with Henry

Henry Schaeffer tribute page on Chronicles of CTR (Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoch)

Henry Schaeffer with Sam Bercholz: Rinpoche and Roshi in Suzuki Stories on Chronicles of CTR site - good photo there of Henry with Trungpa

DC comments on this interview with Schaeffer and Bercholz

Check out the video interview on Chronicles of CTR site by Bill Scheffel who says that he did this interview in 2012, one will encounter the spirit of Henry, Chogyam Trunpga, and the poet Wallace Stevens.

Chögyam Trungpa cuke link page

Henry Schaeffer notes - PDF