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Buddhadharma : Summer 2007
summer 2007| 88 |buddhadharma mahasangha news ■ PenoR RinPoche will lead the Kalachakra Prayers for World Peace from June 24 to July 1 at the Palyul Retreat Center in McDon- ough, New York. The Kalachakra Initiation, often bestowed by the Dalai Lama, is one of the most powerful ceremonies in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and displays the interrelationship between the outer world, the body, and the mind. The event is timed to mark the 10th anniversary of Palyul Re- treat Center. ■ An exhibit cele- brating the extraordinary life of Jacques MaRchais (portrait below), an American woman who was an early enthusiast of Tibetan art, is on display at her Staten Island museum for the next 20 months. Marchais started her col- lection in the 1920s and in 1947 built a facility on Staten Island in which to house it. The complex includes terraced gardens, a re- search library, and a museum that resembles a Himalayan mountain monastery. The anniversary ex- hibit, Staten Island to Shangri-La: The Collecting Life of Jacques Marchais, is curated by Dr. Sarah Johnson and features examples of Himalyan art, Marchais’ journals and publica- tions, rare books, and historical photographs. ■ Beginning in Sep- tember, the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies in Redwood City, California, will offer yearlong Buddhist chaP- laincy tRaining PRo- gRaMs. Those interested in vol- unteering or becoming a professional chaplain in a hospi- tal, hospice, or jail will receive basic training in attending the sick and dying, performing memorials and other ceremonies, and offer- ing spiritual direction for inter- ested Buddhist clergy and lay practitioners. The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care’s faculty includes Roshi Enkyo O’Hara, Koshin Paley Ellison, Robert Chodo Campbell, and Catherine Anraku Hondrop. The Sati Center for Buddhist Studies program’s core faculty consists of Reverend Jennifer Block, Gil Fronsdal, and Paul Haller. Visiting teachers will join both the West and the East Coast training pro- grams throughout the year. For more information, visit www.zen care.org and www.sati.org. ■ A traditional Tibetan ground- breaking ceremony (below) was held in February at the future site of the Kagyu suKha choling (KSC) meditation center in Ash- land, Oregon, founded by the late Kalu Rinpoche and directed by Lama Lodu Rinpoche. The three- story, 5,800-square-foot, $1.2- million building will become the area’s first public meditation cen- ter. Pema Clark, one of KSC’s resi- dent teachers, says the new KSC building will be a model of sus- tainability and green architecture, including solar panels, glazed windows, and integrated concrete forms made from recycled materi- als. “People love the fact that KSC will bring diversity [to Ashland],” says architectural coordinator Joyce Ward, “and that it will model the earth-friendly way that we should all be building.” Money for the land, planning, and archi- tectural costs were raised by the center’s 200 active members. KSC also received a $100,000 grant from the Marpa Foundation in Ne- pal and had the support of neigh- boring Buddhist communities. ■ A new documentary by Michael Wiese follows a pilgrimage guided by translator and author Glen Mullin to the caves and monas- teries where early Buddhist mas- ters meditated and taught, and to the famous oracle lake of Lhamo Lhatso. the sacRed sites oF the dalai laMas will have a limited theatrical release in BOBPeNNell/MAIlTRIBUNe two decades oF wisdoM by Andrea Miller w isdom Publications, a publisher of Buddhist books from all tra- ditions, was incorporated in the United States 20 years ago in July. “We’re trying to raise awareness about the anniversary,” says publisher Tim McNeill, “but we’re keeping things low-key.” Wisdom, in fact, has had a tumultuous few months. late in 2006, its distributor, Publishers Group West (PGW), became entangled in the bankruptcy proceedings of its parent company, Advanced Marketing Services (AMS). Until then, PGW had generated the bulk of Wisdom’s revenue, and it wasn’t clear if Wisdom would ever see any of the four months of sales that PGW owed them. Fortunately, a February court decision was favorable. Perseus Distribution Services assumed most of PGW’s contracts, including Wisdom’s, and Perseus agreed to pay former PGW clients 70 percent of what PGW owed them. However, this good news doesn’t mean that Wisdom has been able to loosen its belt. In fact, the com- pany may experience even leaner times as it waits for its first regular check from Perseus, which isn’t due until July. “We’ll be fine,” says McNeill, adding that Wisdom has survived worse. Its roots go back to the 1970s, when Tibetan lamas Thubten Yeshe and zopa Rinpoche encouraged their students at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu to type up teachings and make copies on mimeographs. In 1983 those efforts developed into a group of students who registered a publishing company in london, but the company floundered. In 1988 lama zopa asked Tim McNeill to take over. McNeill, who had been a VP at multinational publisher International Data Group, moved operations to the U.S . “Day by day I began to realize how chal- lenging it was to run a nonprofit organization,” he says. To make sure books were printed and that equipment was acquired, McNeill didn’t draw a salary for almost five years. McNeill and his dedicated staff’s efforts eventually paid off, and now Wisdom is well known for publishing translations of important texts and original scholarship, as well as dharma books for broader audiences. “We’ve distributed close to two and a half million books,” says McNeill. “And our titles have been translated into at least 30 languages. But we’re not growing for growth’s sake. For us, the financial markers only mean more dharma books are getting into people’s hands.” While many of its titles are available at retailers, readers can directly support Wisdom by purchasing books from its catalogue or website, www.wisdompubs.org. COURTeSYWISDOMPUBlICATIONSTHOMASKellYDANIelCOllINSJWHARRINGTON Wisdom staff, left to right: Tony Lulek, Hal Hallstein, Gustavo Cutz, Tsering Wangmo, David Kittelstrom, Tim McNeill, Deje Zhoga, Rod Meade Sperry, Pema Tsewang, Josh Bartok.