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Buddhadharma : Fall 2007
fall 2007| 94 |buddhadharma mahasangha news Guild National Cocktail Compe- tition in Chicago. The winning mixologist, Debbi Peek, concocted a “now anD Zen” cockTaiL from Zen Green Tea Liqueur, Skyy Citrus vodka, lemongrass syrup, lemon juice, and acai berry juice. ■ At the annual maha-gath- ering of book publishers, Book Expo America, in New York this June, ParaLLax Press hosted its fifth annual “tea for Buddhist publishers,” which invites guests to experience “an oasis in the chaos.” Publisher Travis Masch said that the tea grew from an innocent intent to gather friends in Buddhist publishing for “a wonderfully warm event that cel- ebrates the continuity that under- lies all change.” ■ Satipanya Buddhist Retreat, located near the Shropshire County border in Wales, had its opening ceremony on June 30. BhanTe BoDhi- Dhamma, an English monk who trained for 20 years in the vipas- sana tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw, is its spiritual director. The retreat will offer a regular schedule of programs devoted to contempla- tive living and vipassana insight meditation. ■ Burmese medita- tion master Pa auk sayaDaw returned to IMS’s Forest Refuge center in July for four months. Sayadaw focuses on the develop- ment of the jhanas (states of strong concentration) that become a foundation for insight meditation practice. ■ The DZogchen communiTy of Chögyal Nam- khai Norbu (below, left) in the U.S. and the sangha rimay of Lama Denys Teundrop (below, right) in Arvillard, France, have formed a damdrog (samaya fel- lowship) in order to “express the sacred dimension of the heart link and friendship between the two sanghas.” On a practical level, this means the two communities will cooperate in the area of transmission, dharma studies, translation, publishing, and humanitarian projects. ■ After five years of searching and view- ing hundreds of prospective sites, the Dzogchen Lineage sangha founded by Khenpo Choga has acquired property in western Ore- gon for the DZogchen reTreaT cenTer. The 160-acre site, a for- mer campground, is located 24 miles southwest of Eugene on a river and has two small lakes, graveled roads, hiking trails, and several buildings. “We have finally found an excellent sacred place,” said Choga Rinpoche, “and at the right time, made possible by the blessings of buddhas and enlight- ened beings, the aspirations of Dzogchen lineage masters, and the diligent work of our sangha and the generosity of all our donors.” ■ DZongsar khy- enTse rinPoche has released a two-CD collection of Buddhist sutras and mantras chanted in Sanskrit by classical Indian singer Vidya Rao. Dharma Nada (Reso- nance of Dharma) is a non-com- mercial album that includes a 36-page booklet and Rinpoche’s own photographs. All proceeds from the album go to Rinpoche’s nonprofit, Siddhartha’s Intent. “After so many recordings of mantras in foreign languages like Tibetan and Chinese,” Rinpoche writes, “at last we hear them in their mother tongue. Even the pronunciation of the word Bud- dha is transformed into something so beautiful. Perhaps this is how we should all chant.” ■ Chinese, Japanese, and Western scholars will gather in Nanjing from November 21 to 24 at a confer- ence to remember and discuss the massacre of Chinese noncomba- tants at the hands of the Japanese Imperial Army. The “Rape of Nanjing” took place 70 years ago, at the end of WWII. Zen artist ■ Landmark Theaters, the pre- miere North American art-house distribution chain, will release miLarePa: magician, mur- Derer, sainT, Neten Chokling Rinpoche’s feature-length film about the early life of the famed Tibetan Buddhist yogi, in Septem- ber in theaters across the U.S. and Canada. It was filmed on location in the remote Spiti Valley on the Indo-Tibetan border and the cast and crew, including the film’s star, Jamyang Lodro of The Cup, was drawn from the monks at Chok- ling Rinpoche’s monastery. Mila- repa’s story “touches people across spiritual traditions,” said post- production crew member Sasha Meyerowitz, “even those who are without a tradition but seek mean- ing in their lives.” ■ Her longtime Buddhist practice and the chal- lenges of her mother-daughter relationships were two subjects goLDie hawn candidly explored in a Toronto session of a women’s lecture series that also traveled to San Jose, Denver, and Vancouver. The self-described “Jewish-Bud- dhist” and author of A Lotus Grows in the Mud credits medita- tion for a considerable part of her success: “Life isn’t always what you think it’s going to be and [meditation] gives you a tool to get quiet, become introspective, and clean out those cobwebs. It really frees you.” Now an empty nester, Hawn has established the Goldie Hawn Institute, which aims to develop and deliver cur- ricula for mindfulness education to children around the world. Pilot programs are planned for Vancouver, New Jersey, and Flor- ida. ■ Buddhism was served with a twist at the U.S. Bartenders’ provides one year of health insur- ance. ■ June Ryushin Kaililani Tanoue (above, right) received Shukke Tokudo (Zen priest ordi- nation) from Sensei Robert Joshin Althouse (above, left) at the Zen communiTy of oak Park on June 2, the culmination of Tanoue’s three-year priest-training pro- gram. Her ordination also brings together two streams of spiritual practice, Zen and Hula. Tanoue also holds the title of Kumu Hula – master teacher of the Hula – that she received from Hula teacher Michael Pang in 2000. Tanoue teaches ancient and modern hula as a weekly program of the Zen Community of Oak Park and monthly in New York. ■ An elaborate hand-painted gate constructed by Tibetan craftsmen for the 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., has found its permanent home at the vajra viDya reTreaT cen- Ter (VVRC) in Crestone, Colo- rado, in time for the visit of their spiritual director, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. Investment banker Richard Blum, the chair- man and founder of the American Himalayan Foundation, which has given millions of dollars to build hospitals and schools in Tibet and Nepal, donated the gate. PeTeRCUNNINGHAMCOURTeSYVAJRAVIDYAPeTeRCUNNINGHAMCOURTeSYMANGALASHRIBHUTICOURTeSYTHeDZOGCHeNCOMMUNITY