"Jog on, jog on, the foot-path way,
And merrily hent the stile-a:
Your merry heart goes all the day,
Your sad tires in a mile-a!"
- William Shakespeare
"I stand for love."
- Jonathan D. Rosen
Through generous donations from all over the world, we were able to cover Jonathan's funeral and expenses during the challenging aftermath of his samadhi (passing).
Your tax-deductible (US$) donations mean everything to UCBK, and the continuation of Jonathan's work in many different spheres of influence, from sharing spiritual knowledge and healing to social activism and service.
NO donation is too small!!!!
Everyone's love & energy combines to create miracles great and small.
Jonathan D. Rosen, minister, master healer, singer, siddha, spiritual teacher, UCBK co-founder, and inspirational heart of service, left his body (in mahasamadhi) suddenly, after an unexpected heart attack.
He has had a prodigious, ongoing impact on the Sai spiritual community both locally in Santa Cruz, California and worldwide (Europe, India, other parts of the US) for nearly two decades.
Jonathan's loving presence, brilliant mind, heart-melting singing voice, dedication to spiritual service, irrepressible sense of humor, and dynamic advocacy for our veterans and our homeless people has moved the hearts -- and changed the lives -- of many grateful people all around the world.
The outpouring of love for him, on social media, via emails and texts and phone calls, has been overwhelmingly beautiful.
There are no words to express the simultaneous sense of loss and gratitude to such a tireless, helping, compassionate human being.
Jonathan is cherished -- and will be so, forever -- by the UCBK community, his family and friends, colleagues and students.
His contributions and tireless work on behalf of our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness in Santa Cruz County, through four different service organizations, will continue to bear fruit for years to come.
Thank you, Jonathan!
Jonathan was buried at the Felton Community Cemetery, on Love Street, in Felton, CA, on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016.
His funeral was livestreamed on Facebook, with over 1200 people watching, worldwide. You can see the recorded video here....
The Facebook page Jonathan's Journey is an on-going living memorial to Jonathan and his presence in the world. If you'd like to leave a comment, reflection of how his life impacted yours, watch videos, see photos, or just share some love, feel free to visit and add your voice.
Jonathan jogging on the footpath way, merrily, in Stratford-on-Avon, England, Shakespeare's hometown, in 2009....
....and into infinity.
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April 23rd is Jonathan's birthday.
(It's also his beloved William Shakespeare's birth-and-death-day.)
We'll be celebrating Jonathan's beautiful life and times and soul and 74th birthday by coming together to mark the official tombstone placement on his grave.
We will sing, scatter rose petals, and connect with Jonathan's essence in a powerful way... before heading over to the Hallcrest Vineyards Winery (across the street) for a love reception.
Everyone is welcome! Jonathan had a HUGE soul family!
Sunday, April 23rd
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Felton Empire Road,
12:00 noon until...... ?
379 Felton Empire Road, Felton, CA
(Note: the gravesite event will be live-streamed on UCBK's Facebook page)
Please RSVP to this event by emailing UCBK here
OR: I will make a recurring tax-deductible donation to UCBK by using the "subscribe" button, below.