As many of you have heard from your peers, qigong communities, and others, we lost our alumni, teacher and friend Suzanne Friedman March 3. Suzanne taught with tremendous knowledge, skill, clarity, humor and grace. She was an excellent teacher and practitioner who inspired many people through her teaching, patient care and determination to fight with her cancer. Learning in her presence was a pleasure and ACTCM lost a great faculty and alum. We will always remember her beautiful smile, kindness and warmth.
From Suzanne’s soon to be published book, Zen Cancer Wisdom: Tips for Making Each Day Better, we can continue to learn from her: “Layman Wang once asked his attendant, ‘What would you do if a dragon suddenly arrived here?’ His attendant answered, ‘I wouldn’t pay attention to anything else.’ This is how it feels when you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Suzanne’s passion for Qi-Gong and Chinese medicine brought her deep healing on the spiritual, emotional, energetic, and physical levels. She will be terribly missed.