Tribute to David Cohen

- through Fabrice Groult

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Sad winter. In January, David Cohen, one of the main founders of Buddhist News, passed away after battling cancer.

Born in February 1951 and residing in England, David Cohen was behind the creation of the monastery Bodhinyanarama tradition of forest monks, created in Tournon on July 7, 1977. Disciple of Venerable Nyanadharo for 45 years, whom he accompanied on all his trips abroad, David Cohen was a visionary who spared no effort to transmit the message of Buddhism to the greatest number. Thus, he was behind the creation of the Buddhist site and its Plan B newsletter to meet the needs of the digital age, without falling into its traps. David Cohen was a man of great gentleness, he liked to listen, to exchange with empathy and to share his thoughts, which were always extremely relevant, as in the first meetings of the Buddhist News team during the launch phases. Her smiles enchanted these moments of great effervescence. With David, compassion and kindness were not just words.

He leaves behind his wife, Betty, his two children, Pascale and Oliver, his large family in France and Israel and many friends.

The editorial staff of Buddhist News offers its condolences to his family and his many loved ones.

On February 23, David Cohen's birthday, a ceremony will be organized at the Monastery of Tournon, following his death in January.

Bodhinyanarama Monastery
166 Boucharin Road
07300 Tournon-sur-Rhone

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Fabrice Groult

Fabrice Groult is an adventurer, photographer and Buddhist who has traveled the world since a young age. After studying Buddhism in India, he embarked on an eighteen-month journey through Asia that took him to the Himalayas, where he discovered his passion for photography. Since then, he has traveled the world capturing images of Buddhist beauty and wisdom. He was a guide for ten years, and is now a journalist with Buddhist News.

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