Christopher Allen Payne

Christopher Allen Payne
Date Of Birth: 08/29/1967
Date of Death: 10/15/2022

Christopher Allen Payne of Beaverton, OR passed away October 15, 2022. He was born in Richmond, VA, on August 29,1967.
Chris received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his masters degree from Utah State University. Chris was an active member of Kagyu Shenpen Ösel Choling Vajrayana Buddhist Center in Seattle, WA for over 25 years, where he studied with Lama Tashi Namgyal and visiting masters.
Chris most loved the outdoors, his friends, and his family. He will be remembered with love by us all.
He is survived by his parents, Allen and Donna Payne, his brother, Clarke Payne and his wife, Lisa, and his nieces, Grace and Ella Payne.
A celebration will be held in his honor Friday, December 30, 2022 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at The Barrel Room at Ardent, 3117 W Moore St., Richmond, VA 23230.

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  1. Katherine says:

    See here how everything
    Lead up to this day
    And it’s just like any other day
    That’s ever been
    Sun going up and then
    The sun going down
    Shine through my window
    And my friends they come around
    Come around, come around

    Missing this sweet soul and interesting and intelligent man. He was capable of deep and lasting friendships. I am not alone in saying my life and view is better and so much richer having known Chris Payne. Peace to Chris, to his family and to all who knew him and loved him.

  2. Rose Peeps says:

    I met Chris when he walked into our Buddhist study and practice group in Seattle, WA. He was much younger than I, but we already had much in common as is usual when two people are deeply interested in the same subject, in this case, the wish to learn to look more deeply and more accurately into reality, our own, and that of other people. Under the guidance of our teacher, Lama Tashi Namgyal, a Westerner, but someone who had studied successfully under many of the highest luminaries of the Tibetan diaspora–we discovered and experienced a new world.

    We had many ‘adventures’ on this journey, some painfully difficult, many blissfully edifying, but, in my opinion, all leading to a greater, sounder understanding. Looking back now, I can say, we (and other members of our group) developed enduring relationships, similar to those of soldiers who have been in the ‘trenches’ together.

  3. John Moriaty says:

    I first met Chris in August 1985, as we all started our studies as First Year students at the University of Virginia. We were suite mates that year, along with another group of friends who have stayed in touch over the year. I have many memories of adventures with Chris in Charlottesville and Virginia during those years, and our shared love of music and the outdoors. As we got older, Chris and I and others had ski adventures in Utah and elsewhere, and good times in Seattle as well with a variety of folks. I’ll miss him, but know he is still with all of us on his next journey.

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