Sad news, you will be missed malcolm. I've been following him since e-sangha days, must be somewhere around 10 years ? He's been a teacher, one thing I have to say is he has more patience than anybody I know, lol, and he uses a lot of his time and energy helping people online, he has definitely been a major teacher / spiritual friend in the online Buddhist community and the evolution of Buddhist online communities and Buddhism as it adapts or evolves in the west.
I've taken many twists and turns on my path through the years, and it's very good to hear more experienced practitioners share their twists and turns, evolution, on the dharma highway. For those that don't know he did the 3 year retreat, is an acharya in the Sakya lineage, is a Tibetan Doctor, a well known accomplished translator, and quite a scholar, though he would never identify with the term, lol. One can learn a lot from ones elders, more than just from books.
I would like to say thank you for sharing so much of your time and energy and experience and knowledge, and putting up with so much B.S. for so many years, lol, on behalf of myself and many people I am sure, be well.
This is starting to sound like a eulogy so I'll just shut up and look forward to following his blog,
The nonexistence of the transcendence of suffering
is what the protector of the world has taught as the transcendence
Knots tied on space
are untied by space itself.
May I never be seperated from perfect masters in all lives,
and delightfully experiencing the magnificent dharma,
completing all qualities of the stages of the paths
may I quickly attain the state of Vajradhara