Boulder: Celebration of the life of Dennis Sprague.

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on Mar 8, 2011
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Keep Boulder weird is the slogan at the Boulder Bookstore. Well, we just lost one of our weirdest, and I say that with sadness and respect.

Many of you will know or remember Dennis Sprague, he of the fuzzy shiny shirts and blouses, moped and tattoo on his bald spot, a perpetual presence downtown.

Memorial tomorrow, and Friday.

Yours in remembering that life is short and precious… ~ ed.

Boulder says goodbye to a long-time brother.

All of you from the old school surely have heard by now that our friend and fun lover Dennis Sprague decided last week to move on to the next life, or nirvana as the case may be. While it’s tempting to get sad and misty eyed, I trust that Dennis with his super friendly, about town, artsy lifestyle would implore us to cherish the good times and celebrate his interesting life. He was a spiritual mentor to me since 20 years ago upon first arriving to Boulder, introducing me to such authors and ways of thinking as Joel Goldsmith. In this vein of celebration and well wishes, there will be a gathering on the Boulder courthouse lawn in Dennis’s honor this Wednesday, March 9th at 6pm. For those who have the time and inclination, a party at Conor O’Neills will follow at 7pm.

With Love,

Christopher Jones

A Life and Times Celebration in honor of the late and legendary Dennis Sprague, this coming Friday night, March 11, 2011.

Boulder Icon and the sweetest of souls, Dennis Sprague passed away recently and I believe it would have pleased him for us to gather together, share stories of his adventures, and party in a manner most befitting a man who wrote the book on it! Whatever shape or form this evening may become… joyous, tearful, or downright debauchery in honor of a good friend lost, all is welcome. Please feel free to bring any pictures, videos, candles or shrine worthy tokens.

Also, if anyone has any ideas for a special toast or something they would like to do on Dennis’ behalf, please speak up. I was thinking maybe a special “Re-Birthday Cake” or something…

I will be providing an assortment of “refreshments” but please BYOB if you can.

To enter my home (door is next to Bliss at 1637 Pearl) press 305 into the keypad followed by the bell icon.

I hope to see you Friday and please spread the word, all are welcome.

Please be advised that there is also a Memorial Service on Wednesday, March 9th. Begins on the Courthouse lawn..6ish and continues at Conor O’Neil’s after 7. Please come and join in a candlelight meditation and love celebration.

~ Ramaya


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6 Responses to “Boulder: Celebration of the life of Dennis Sprague.”

  1. Dawn Boiani-Sandberg says:

    So very sad, he will be missed! What a reminder of our precious human life. I knew Dennis before my Dharma days- does anyone know what happened?

  2. Michelle Rincon says:

    I met Dennis when I was 18/19 years old and he was nocturnal and wore a top hat, ate m&m's for dinner and meditated 10 hours a day which continued for years and years. There was just a realness about him that was endearing and refreshing. He was die hard libra and absolutely loved people and socializing. He was good with money and even lived in Kauai, Hawaii for two or three years about 10 years ago. I am so sad that I won't get to see him again. He must have been in a lot of pain and I regret that it came to this.

  3. Nichole says:

    I was blessed to connect and converse with Dennis 2 weeks before he passed on the pearl street mall. It was clear he was struggling and I gave him all the loving kindness I could. Bless his soul and may he be in a more peaceful place.

  4. george says:

    Just heard this news. I met Dennis back in the 70s when I first came to Boulder. I knew him for five years before I knew his last name. Our connection went way deeper than the personal, if I may say. Dennis was a beautiful zen master and cool cat for sure.

    Fare thee well, my old time brother!

    I'm coming out to Boulder in July, and plan to pay my respects on the Courthouse lawn.

    Anyone have any more info? [email protected]

  5. George says:

    Please tell me more about Dennis's last days. Was he sick? In pain? He was not only a great friend, he was a (secret) hero of mine. O Dennis. One Love.

  6. Andrew says:

    Yes, and yes. I don't want to say too much about it, but Dennis had a hard time in his last years with major physical pain from (I think) a very bad motorcycle accident, which also affected his mental health and sobriety. I hope he is in a great place today. Dennis was profoundly helpful to me as a friend who listened to my problems when I was in my 20's and 30's, and always had a kind heart, and gave helpful spiritual guidance. He was always around wherever I hung out in Boulder through the years I lived there, and it was always a pleasure to spend time with such a loving and kind soul. He was the kind of man one wished to see all men be, great hearted, loving, kind, and funny.