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Buddhadharma : Winter 2015
winter 2015 buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly 51 dharma in the West? And what do you see as com- ing next? ROD OWENS: The older generation of teachers in my tradition literally built our monasteries and retreat centers here in the West. My own monastery was built, by hand, by the first group of senior practitio- ners in my sangha. The first generation of Western lamas had to overcome such tremendous obstacles to enter into training. I’m deeply grateful for that, and awed by it. They made it possible for me to enter into retreat and get exposure to these particu- lar teachings. While they’ve given us a lot and established a lot, I’m also very sensitive to how this first generation of lamas has reproduced certain kinds of power B uDDHADHARMA: The generation of teachers before us is largely reaching retirement age; we’re approaching a changing of the guard. What do you feel that generation has accomplished in terms of establishing structures that are very much a part of traditional Tibetan Buddhism but are problematic for West- ern communities. I think the next stage for us is to interrogate how we have reproduced different kinds of power abuse within our sanghas, and to really question the structures of patriarchy, racism, and capitalism so we can move toward a more liberat- ing, diverse, community-based dharma. DAVE SMITH: I think what the earlier generations accomplished that was so good is also what has been limited about it. They’ve preserved these tra- ditional Buddhist containers and really delivered the teachings. I’m very grateful for the early Insight Meditation teachers who brought powerful bud- dhadharma from Thailand, Burma, and India, like the teachings of Ajahn Chah and the Sayadaws. But the limitations that come with orthodox teachings and power structures have not been so helpful. One thing I love about the Gen X community and the conferences I’ve been to is that when we talk, we photo | koshin paley ellison all photos taken at the 2015 gen X Dharma Teachers conference held at Dharma Drum retreat center in Pine Bush, new york