A week after his passing, revered monk Maha Ghosananda, who worked to rebuild Cambodian Buddhism after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, continued to receive accolades from friends both in the US and Cambodia.
Ghosananda, who died in the United States last week, was "the pride of the Cambodian people," wrote Son Soubert, president of the Son Sann Foundation, a conflict resolution organization in Cambodia. He called Ghosananda"the light of hope shining out in the dark hours of Cambodian history."
Friends and associations on both sides of the Pacific remembered the man as a great leader and an inspiration.
Ghosananda was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1994. He died in the US Monday after complications from a stroke.