A Glimpse of John’s Service in the Days Before His Passing

by Esther Warkov On the same day John Schlenck’s passing was announced, a letter he’d written arrived in the mail. His letter illustrates just one of the many ways John extended himself to support Vedantists over the decade we were acquainted. In this instance, he was...

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I Was Graced with Having John in My Life

by Katherine Durant As an attorney with my own law practice, I’m mostly busy and preoccupied with the “vicissitudes of this life.” But my heart’s desire is for music – listening to it and making it myself. I accept my dharma that I must be a lawyer-warrior in the...

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My Farewell to Beloved John Schlenck

by Uma Majmudar That Sunday morning of January 25th 2015, John sang and played the piano, that afternoon he taught his music class, and that evening, he breathed his last! All of this happened so rapidly, everyone here was numb with shock and dumb with grief to hear...

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John’s Talent and Faith Put to Good Use

by Bobby Miller I began attending Sunday services at the Vedanta Society of New York in 2002. Swami Tathagatanandaji’s impassioned sermons inspired me to learn more about Vedanta: so, in the small bookstore at the rear of the chapel, I bought a few items, among them...

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I … Consider Him a Saint

by William Page I never met John, but had lots of e-mail correspondence with him when I was contributing to AV and he was the editor. I believe Swami Yogeshananda has said it all, and there's nothing I can add, except that he was an unusually understanding, wise,...

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John Schlenck, Memorial Service

New York • August 7, 2015 by Bill Davis John Schlenck was one of the finest human beings I have ever known. John lived the life of a monk but lived this life without formal vows. He was a picture of the virtues and practices taught by the Ramakrishna Order as the...

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John Served Many Over Many Years

by William Conrad I have known John Schlenck since 1958 when he first came to the center.  To those of us who were here earlier, he was the baby of the group.  Time in its flight has reduced us to Courtenaye Olden, Luz Cordero in Santa Fe and me as spokesman. All my...

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Thou Shalt Come to Me

by Diane Crafford Words are by their very nature limiting, and mine in particular can do little justice to what John Schlenck meant to the Vedanta Center of New York over the course of more than fifty years. I know that both Swami Pavitrananda and Swami Tathagatanda...

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Remembering John Schlenck as a Bridge

by Joanne Kilgour Dowdy I looked around me while I was on my prayer seat, and suddenly remembered that John Schlenck was no more on this planet. This was the first time that I realized how many gifts had been bestowed on me by this “monk” who I met at the Vedanta...

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Memories of John—Now One with the Ocean

by Susan Salm When I first came to the Vedanta Center at the beginning of 1968, one of the first people I met was John Schlenck.  John was then—as he has always been—friendly, warm, gentle and modest…. At that time, over 43 years ago, he had already been living at the...

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