A Tribute to Ron Kurtz


It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of our dear friend and great teacher, Ron Kurtz, creator of the Hakomi method. Ron died suddenly of a heart attack on Jan 4, 2011. Ron has reached out to many people through his books, his teachings, and most of all, through his kind, compassionate and light-hearted way of being.

We feel enormous gratitude and respect for Ron’s lifelong dedication to the creation of the Hakomi method, which has touched the hearts and enhanced the lives of more people than we can know. Ron’s dedication to Hakomi was rivaled only by his devotion to his wife, Terry, and daughter, Lily. Please join us in holding them gently in your hearts.

Among the many things we will miss are Ron’s genius, his playfulness and irreverent sense of humour, his perceptiveness and intelligence, sweet tooth and fascination with flashlights, as well as his ability to make people feel at ease, welcome and worthy. Ron embodied compassion more fully than anyone we have ever met.