Buddhist philosopher and commentator, Hans Gruber died unexpectedly on 18 November 2021 on the stairs at his home in Hamburg. He could not be resuscitated. He was 63. Photo of Hans taken at the age of 49. I first met Hans when he attended several of my retreats during the 1990s. We became good friends with a common interest to establish as much as possible the Buddha-Dharma in the West. We both drew extensively from the Pali discourses of the Buddha alongside the threefold training of ethics, mindfulness/meditation and wisdom.