Leslie Lackman

Leslie Lackman 400

August 25, 1952 - May 13, 2011

Dear Friends,

Leslie Lackman, a beloved member of the Fellowship of Friends, completed her task at home after a more than two-year struggle with cancer, at 4:40 am on Friday, May 13, 2011.  Leslie was fifty-eight years old.

Leslie joined the School on December 22, 1976 in Palo Alto and supported a number of centers including New York, Paris, and the Bay Area.  She moved to Apollo in 1989.   She will be remembered for her artistry in beautifying our lives with flower arrangements, ceramics, and paintings.  Her inquiring mind kept her exploring and deepening her understanding of the Work.

On behalf of all who knew you, we thank thee.

The Elysian Society


Wherever you go, go with all your Heart

Leslie Lackman - 800

Funeral Service Text: Leslie Lackman 2011-06

One who practices the Dhamma in thought, word, and deed,
Receives praise here on earth and after death rejoices in heaven.





  1. Ariane Eroy November 26, 2020 at 10:55 pm


    I will always remember you. I think of you as my sister when you
    welcomed me in the Paris Centre with kindness approaching love.
    You spoke precise, impeccable French and you bridged worlds,
    from the ordinary to the extraordinary. I will always be grateful to you.

  2. Rowena Taylor May 11, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Leslie was an enchanting friend to me, from when we met in the mid 1970s. Her poetry was wild and free, including the one published by Lyra: “Supposing my Canadian Guide Turns into a Tarantula.” When she moved to France, she wrote home pungent and funny letters, once extolling the “beautiful sound of men speaking French.” Her immediacy and care for the present moment stood out: she found her way with unerring skill.

  3. Rachel Gamolsky May 9, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Leslie was creating beauty where ever she was, in all kinds of shapes and forms: Ceramics, drawings, clothing,the way she decorated her homes and flower arranging. After her death I took home a very small terra-cotta pot with a foot tall jasmine in it. I planted it at my house, it is now about 16 feet tall, making our out door living room beautiful. We call it “Leslie”. Every year it shows the first blooms round the day she died. She has managed to bless us with beauty after her death! Thank you Leslie❤️

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