Qian Shen Shakya (Rhonda Martinez) wife, mother, daughter, and sister; Zen teacher and mentor.
Qian Shen Shakya, wife of Sad Monk – Yao Feng Shakya who died in 2016. Known by many as Rhonda Martinez, died December 22nd 2018, about two years after her husband. It is said she died of a broken heart.
They lived their life together helping others. They lived according to this motto:
We are all one! One family, one world, one love! ”
-Sadmonk – Scott & Rhonda Martinez.”
Rhonda Lynn Martinez
Dec 16, 1954 – Dec 22, 2018
“I’m just a Dreamer
I dream my life away”
Both Scott and Rhonda were artists. The following poem and art work is a small glimpse into Rhonda’s work.
So many roles I’ve Played
Sailing through the cosmic sea,
But I am not afraid
Again the darkness swallows me
So happy that I stayed
The cycle spins eternally,
Never will I fade,
Because I know
There’ll always be
A part of me.
May we, with all beings realize the emptiness of the three wheels, giver, receiver and gift.