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Obituary: Louise Diamond, 1944-2015, Burlington 

Published May 25, 2015 at 4:00 a.m. | Updated May 25, 2015 at 10:57 a.m.

Louise Diamond
  • Louise Diamond

Native of Washington, D.C., long- time resident of Vermont, graduate of Oberlin College (1966), the University of Michigan (1967) and Union Institute (1990), Louise Hantman Lindner Sunfeather Diamond passed away peacefully on May 20th, 2015 in Burlington, Vermont.

Louise lived a creative, joyful and incredibly productive life. She was deeply devoted to her friends and family, and in the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam (Healing the World) spent her life in steadfast efforts to help realize a just, peaceful and sustainable world. She founded or co-founded eight organizations including Sunray Meditation Society in Lincoln, Vermont (, the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy in Washington DC (, and The Peace Company in Bristol, Vermont (, and Networks Inc. in Burlington, Vermont (

Louise, herself said, “My life has been a shower of blessings.”

In 2013, losing her battle with ovarian cancer, Louise set about preserving her tapes, books, films and articles, and making them available to the public. This treasure trove can be found at

She leaves behind her beloved daughter, Molly Lindner (Hector Hernandez), and grandchildren Sebastian, Hanna, and Alexandria; her goddaughter Elizabeth Slade (Mary Price) and god-grandchildren Isaac, Jasper, and Bella Price-Slade; sister in law Lisa Hantman (David, deceased), nephew Morrow, niece Cybele; her former husband Dan Lindner, and her devoted family of friends in Vermont, as well as friends and colleagues worldwide. Those who would like to can make a donation in her honor to Sunray Meditation Society or Vajra Dakini Nunnery.

A Memorial Service, A Celebration of the Life of Louise Diamond, will be held at the Echo Center in Burlington, VT on June 22, 2015 at 5:00-8:00 p.m.

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