Don Flaxman was a dear friend and supporter of IMC. He died at home on January 16, 2009. From being president of the Spirit Rock board to advising us at IMC, he was very important in the establishment of vipassana centers in the Bay Area. His own generosity, in all its forms, was an inspiration. His goodwill and joy lives on in our community. He gave a number of memorable dharma talks on generosity, his favorite topic.