A Time to Go Deeper: Community and Lineage

with Carolyn Gimian

March 20th

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    • $60 Full Price
    • $75 Sponsor
    • $35 Subsidized
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    Room: Online Program

    Community and Lineage
    March 20th
    Led by Carolyn Gimian, Mikayla Sanford and Jon Barbieri

    Time:  9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MST

    In the Buddhist tradition the Three Jewels represent the core elements of the Buddhist infrastructure; the Buddha, Dharma, and the Sangha. In this context, the third retreat will focus on the Sangha (Sanskrit) or community of practitioners. Utilizing the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa, we will explore the dynamics of a group of like-minded individuals who practice meditation and study Buddhism. What are the qualities of a sangha? What is their role- what part do they play in transplanting the dharmic teachings into Western Culture?

    We will also touch on the topic of how these teachings, which began 2,500 years ago, were brought forward from generation to generation to this day and the role of the teacher/

    student relationship. What is our experience of what qualities/virtues are passed on from generation to generation in the west?  How is compassion and wisdom passed on?

    We aspire that this retreat be a number of Buddhist sanghas coming together to practice, explore and discuss these and related important topics. That the gathering has a quality of Mahasangha; with Mahayana and Vajrayana students of various sangha’s inquiring, investigating and exchanging their experiences while appreciating the differences in their way - their manifestation – their teacher/student relationships and what responsibilities beginning and older students have.

    In short, a dharmic feast. Join us on March 20th.

    Readings from: Volume 10 of The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, as well as material from The Path of Individual Liberation, Volume One of The Profound Treasury of The Ocean of Dharma, Selected Community Talks, and other sources. The community talks can be found here




    Carolyn Rose Gimian is a teacher of meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism, as well as a writer, book editor, and archivist. She edited Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior in close cooperation with Chogyam Trungpa. She is also the editor of the ten-volume Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Mindfulness in Action, and many other volumes of his work.

    Carolyn was the founding director of the Shambhala Archives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a major repository of Trungpa Rinpoche’s archival legacy, and she is the Executive Director of the Chogyam Trungpa Institute at Naropa University.