Mira Love
1955-2018


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Your Tributes
    





To Mira
Thank you for being you
Thank you for your love
Thank you for your understanding
Thank you for your kindness
Thank you for the lessons you taught me
Thank you for making me a better person
Thank you for being a pure gentle loving soul
I shall always love you
Always in my thoughts
SO SAD!
A beautiful perfect soul taken too soon our loss is heavens gain.
May you shine forever in peace.

Nick
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Mira 
Such a lovely caring generous lady. Forever in my thoughts, rest in peace. 
Jan x
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For Mira, with love and gratitude 

You were always Mira.
Unchanging, unfathomably bright, in every way, 
Without. 
If only we had known. 
Our kindest mirror, gentlest pool of reflection,
You held the floor, tiny as you were,
And, in your hands you held
Our uncertain spaces, true and sure,
A guide that lit our cores with joy and lightness,
One by one.
These are the seeds you'd sown.
You gave so much - yourself -
If only you had known.
But I know now - and also know
You sail your bright soul on.

Love Janet x
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Dear Mira,
Thank you for your support and encouragement when you came to do an assessment for me during my Diploma. You completely put me at ease.
Also catching up with you at all the IST days etc. when you were so welcoming, smiling and just such a lovely lady to be around.

Gwyneth Saxton
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Mira     Like the phoenix from the flames, fly high.
I send you to the light with love
Remembering your wisdom, kindness and happy smiling face.
Always in my heart and mind
the Cornish Light will never shine so bright again.

Pam (Norfolk)
Student and friend
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Sai Ram Mira A sweet lady beautiful heart and soul - God Bless You
Diane and Gordon ♥♥
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So very sad to hear of Mira’s passing. Although I only met her a few time whenever our paths crossed at yoga festivals Mira was always such a lovely person to connect with. I’ll always remember chanting with her beautiful harmonium playing. Mira always struck me as so gentle with a dash of mischievousness; we always enjoyed a good giggle.
May you rest in peace and sparkle with all the other stars in the sky.
Lucy xx
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Dear Mira
I remember attending one of your beautiful chanting sessions...I often sing some of the chants you had taught...I have just returned from Mandala Ashram and had bought one of Swamiji’s cds on it is his version of “I am a River” On my journey homeward yesterday it brought back memories of your session, and today I hear the news of your passing....may your light flow into us all.
Jayne Tumber
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Dearest Mira,
 
So sorry to hear that you have left us, but thank you for your love and support, particularly last year.  Your lovely smile always cheered me up, especially as we always arrived at exactly the same time (i.e. very early!) every time we taught at the University of Exeter!  I shall miss your wisdom and experience, and thank you for sharing 'The Prayer to the Body and Mind for the practice of Yoga' with me last year.  Rest well, my bird!
 
With much love,
 
Liz
xxx
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Just to say Mira you will be sadly missed.
Your gentle calm way.
Your colour and coordination.
Your smile and ease.
All the guys wanted to say thank you and we send all our love.

From all the clients, volunteers and staff at the Drym Valley Centre
Xxxxxx
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Mira and I shared some very happy times together giggling, chanting and doing yoga at the Well Being Centre. I will really miss her presence and all she brought to life. I feel so grateful that even though she may have lost her way forward, she was loved deeply and is being honoured here by so many friends.  
Rivers of Love, Fee      
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My dearest Mira,

Thank you so much for just being you.
Thank you for your generosity of spirit; your gifts of light, love and inner peace.
They will remain forever with me.
You are now at one with the universe.
No longer overwhelmed by inner darkness. 
A twiInkling star in the beautiful cosmos.
Rest in peace in the arms of your God 
Namaste and Shalom my dear Mira.

Beth

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Dearest sangha syster Mira,
 
Such a turmoil of feelings – shock, loss, sadness. So much love overflowing in tears.
 
So many of life’s hurdles you have leapt into, and through -  but this time it just got too much, too overwhelming.
I feel the sadness of grieving your leaving dear Mira.
Tears and yet joy, that you are free from the perceived strife and anquish.. We love you dear heart Mira.
 
God’s grace is with you as you and we embrace this darshan of death.
Always in love with your expression of joyous dance with life. 
 
The heart aches, in the loss of your holy presence in form –
We feel so blessed to have come together as your sangha brothers and systers and celebrated your life within sacred space yesterday.
Dear Bhavna offered aarti to the beautiful photo of you playing tambourine! – Ever remember your gentle sweet chanting blessing our sangha space.
 
We chanted your beautiful song of the River, and dear Richard played for you on his guitar. Such a beautyfilled brother.
 
All your sangha shared tears and sharings –all have sent love and prayers Dear Mira.
We all love and miss you and hold you in our hearts as you journey home in Gods embrace.
Namaste Mira.  
  
Namaste - Ruth Shivani

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I was and still am so sorry to hear about Mira leaving us.  

I knew Mira for many years as we had mutual friends - however it was only a few weeks ago that I felt I was beginning to get to know her on a deeper level after we met at a social event and engaged in a long and deep conversation about many things.  I  have always experienced Mira as a lovely person with a big smile and warm energy, but when we spoke with more depth I expressed to her how much I valued the connection that was felt and genuinely meant it when I said I looked forward to meeting up with her again.  It felt like the potential was there for progressing from aquaintances into a meaningful friendship - I am so sorry this opportunity has been lost and can only hope and pray that Mira is being taken care and is at peace. Sending much love...Coral. 

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For Mira

I will always be grateful for the time we had as friends  and although it has been really difficult thinking about what has happened in the past few weeks I am glad that I can remember you in happier times.

I first met Mira at a spiritual fair in St Ives back in 2005 and became a member of her yoga class. I signed up for Mira's Yoga retreat visiting Besnia in Transylvania staying at a guest house set up by the White Cross and friend Jill who is part of that charity.  Mira and I travelled together and stayed in our little wooden lodges at the foot of the Carpathian mountains where we spent close deep time together sharing our stories.

After that we became close friends and had two fabulous fortnights in Crete and then Menorca where we swam every day ate fabulous healthy food and laughed and relaxed together away from our busy lives.

More recently I was lucky to have attended one of Mira's Yoga retreats at Boswedden House.  It was a time when I was going through a period of great personal grief and loss.  Mira was so nurturing in her way and treated us not only to her Yoga sessions but also to some wonderful chanting accompanied by her little squeeze box.  I thought I might feel a bit silly doing this but found it so lovely and as always with Mira's workshops there was  laughter.  I will always remember us in her classes  on our backs waiving our legs and arms in the air doing what Mira called 'the dead fly' position!   It was guaranteed to have us all in stitches.

I will miss you Mira as I go to my shift on Fridays in Perranuthnoe, often used to see you walking up or down to the beach or along the road coming back from the farm shop .  I find myself looking up at what will always be your flat and expecting to see your little green car parked there.  I know you are not there anymore and that makes me very sad indeed but I am so glad that we had that time and loved and laughed together.

Love and Peace to you Mira 

Linda xxx

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Thank you Mira,
For being an inspiration to us all.
For your love,your smile and humour.
Your wonderful friendship and for being an amazing yoga teacher.
I will miss you so much. You have touched so many lives with your love and empathy. 
Go in peace and continue to be the shining light your spirit is.
Bless you.
With love.
Julia xxx

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Sai Ram Dearest Mira, 

This is the last time I will get to write to you as we have done weekly for the last ten years and it is breaking my heart. Mira, I miss you and my heart aches and I know I am not alone in my horror and bewilderment. I shouldn't be having to write this!! All week I have gone to write to you,  'oh this has happened, I need to tell Mira...'   

Mira, you have been my dearest,  closest, most Beloved Friend, Mentor, Confidant, Cheerleader,  Teacher, companion,  fellow joker. I am very blessed to have known you and to have called you my friend. I have been so very blessed to have known you. 

You were my first friend in Cornwall, you were so very kind and nurturing as I found my feet here. You have walked with me through every step of the last ten years. The highs and lows, the successes and failures. You were ALWAYS there to laugh or cry,  or sing or chant or tap together as we shared our experiences and life events! You have been there to witness every major step I took here and every setback. We shared so much. 

My heart aches that I won't be able to hug you tight again, or hear your voice cheerily singing Sai Ram, Sai Ram! That we won't be charging up and down the beach at Perranporth in all weathers, freezing, but 'taking in the fresh air, it's good for you Bhavna!', and talking, singing bhajans, chanting the Gayatri mantra or talking about our Beloved Swami and life and whatever has been going on for us. Mira, we won't be sharing jokes and laughing like children again. Who is going to be 'Mavis' with me now? 

Thank you for being a very important and precious part of my life, for your love and friendship, for your authenticity and calmness. But above all for your kindness in word and deed and for the peace you emanated wherever you went! Thank you for all the little gifts and flowers, for your emails that I will treasure forever more. Just thank you for being You Mira, you were and are Love in action. It was my deep honour, blessing and privilege to call you my friend and I give thanks for your life and for all the lives you touched with your love,  kindness,  compassion,  laughter and peace. 

I am so desperately grateful that I got to tell you I love you the last time we met. Had I known it was our last, I would have never let you go! I miss you so much. This world is darker without you Mira. I will never be able to cook for you or enjoy your buckwheat slice that I so loved. Thank you for your love, my friend. I love you and I honour you. Rest in such peace. 

Love and hugs and hugs, 
Bhavna xxx

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One of the saddest things in life is loosing a long-time friend suddenly. The recent tragic news of Mira’s passing has rocked the constancy in our lives and made us think carefully about how we continue on. Our yoga teacher and good friend for many years, Mira shared a happy, smiling optimism with everyone she knew and cared deeply about anyone in trouble. She did her best to live the changes she wanted to see in the world and practice the values she held dear.

We shall miss the smile that lit up her face. The cheery greetings she always had for us. The calm and steady friendship of decades – even if we didn’t see each other for a while. To us Mira was a genuine friend, a kindred spirit and a point of brightness in our community. In remembering her we also remember how harsh this world can feel to those sensitive enough to be affected by it. Bless you Mira, seriously glad to have known you.

Love Lynn & terry xxx

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