I learned this morning that our friend and long-time Sutta Central contributor @HectorAlvarez has passed away.
Hector was a tremendous supporter of the sangha, particularly of the Bhikkhuni sangha, and spent much of his time at Mahapajapati Monastery.
The Monastery writes,
A sad news was received yesterday that one of our beloved board member Hector Alvarez passed away last week. He was a good friend of Ayya Gunasari, and had been part of the Mahapajapati family since. His kindness, his wisdom and his dedication will be remembered. Today, the Mahapajapati Sangha members performed a special Memorial service with food offering, blessings and chanting from 7pm until midnight. We will continue this service for five days. May he be well and happy, and have a good rebirth. RIP.
I got to meet Hector in 2018 at a bhikkhuni ordination in LA and he was so lovely and kind, and a tremendous person to spend time with.
May he find freedom and joy in the Dhamma and may he attain nibbana.