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For Mira, with love and gratitude
You were always Mira.
Unchanging, unfathomably bright, in every way,
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
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.
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.
Student and friend
Sai Ram Mira A sweet lady beautiful heart and soul - God Bless You
Diane and Gordon ♥♥
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.
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
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!
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
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
Rivers of Love, Fee
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
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.
Such a turmoil of feelings – shock, loss, sadness. So much love overflowing
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
We all love and miss you and hold you in our hearts as you journey home in
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.
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.
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
Go in peace and continue to be the shining light your spirit is.
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.
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.