Robert James Taylor (Bob) passed away peacefully July 29, 2020 at the age of 94. He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Gaithersburg, MD (MSTC-WDC Board Member). Family has made arrangements for a Memorial Service on June 12th, 2021, at 2pm. It will be held in the Pavillion, next to the Church. Please wear your masks.
The Pavillion at St. Mary’s Church
18230 Barnesville Road
Barnesville, MD 20838
After retirement he worked to help establish The Asian Classics Input Project (ACIP) as Assistant Director. ACIP is dedicated to locating, cataloging, digitally preserving and freely distributing rare and precious collections of Tibetan manuscripts. Among other things, Bob traveled to India to teach monks, many of whom had never seen a computer, to transliterate old manuscripts into researchable documents for scholars. Bob was a student of Sermey Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin, former abbot and Tibetan Buddhist teacher at Rashi Gempil Ling from Howell, NJ. Bob along with his wife Barbara, hosted Sermey Khensur Rinpoche when Rinpoche first started his teaching trips down to the Washington, DC area. Both of them were instrumental in getting the Mahayana Sutra and Tantric center started as a nonprofit, religious organization in the Washington DC area (MSTC-WDC).
Bob will be remembered for his intelligence and sense of humor (he was quick with the one-liners). He was described by a close friend as ‘full of integrity, good humor, kindness, and generosity’.
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