1940 ~ 2014
Dearest Friends, Colleagues, Students,
Our beloved Angeles Arrien passed away unexpectedly Thursday April 24, 2014, and shortly afterwords her office started to inform hundreds of organizations, colleagues, friends, and thousands of students nationally and internationally of her unexpected death. Her business office is now closed.
Angeles was a person of deep faith, compassion, kindness, generosity and honesty, and an authentic, vital, joyful presence everywhere she went, and with whomever she interacted.
Over her lifetime, she worked nationally and internationally as a professional and personal consultant with organizations, groups, communities, professionals and individuals. Drawing upon her bi-cultural background and lifelong work as a cultural anthropologist, educator, mediator, and award-winning author, Angeles was known for her deep commitment, integrity and her skills for facilitating positive and sustainable changes with individuals and organizations. She always looked for what was possible, beyond the knowable, to serve the individual and collective greater good.
Angeles embodied a deep commitment, diverse and extensive experience and a clear and direct approach to her work with tens of thousands of individuals over 45 years. She held a consistent vision that the heart of collective work always supported a diversity of many points of view and possibilities; and wholeheartedly believed in the incredible power of what she called “bridging work” whether between disciplines, peoples, cultures, traditions, or generations.
Angeles will be missed greatly by those who knew and loved her so deeply, whether they met her once or knew her for many years.
Angeles' last wishes were to have no public memorial services; and she instead asked that anyone who truly wished to honor her over this next year, that they light a candle and quietly say a prayer to honor her memory once a month on the anniversary of her passing (the 24th of each month). Angeles' family has requested privacy during this time.
May all the seeds that she planted within us be nourished through our own practices and prayers, and may we all also contribute to the greater good in the world. With love and gratitude during this sacred and holy time of Angeles’ transition....
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