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Buddhadharma : Winter 2010
buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly winter 2 0 10 8 we would like to thank the following people and organizations for their assistance with this issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly Alia Braley • Robin Clevenger • Dennis Crean Kathleen Cummings • A. Jiryu Jesse Davis Jessica Dow • Fay Octavia Elliot Meredith Farmer • Johannah Franke Tanya Greathouse • Kathy Hall • Marc Hamel Tom Haar • Francis Haar • Shundo David Haye Lizzy Hoke • Corey Kohn • Genine Lentine Anne Arden MacDonald • Juliana McCarthy Caroline McLean • Tom Plucinski • Sarah Ryan Amy Robertson • Rubin Museum of Art Daphne Slocombe • Timm Sonnenschein Photography • Vidyadaka • Steph Wenderski Jisen Yushen • Judith Zuckerberg of this diversity allows Zen to exploit many different niches, and that prolif- eration is a source of strength, as well as something that naturally lowers the tension with the outside. Other impor- tant forces include the Zen demand for self-discipline (unlike more hedonistic forms of counterculturalism), the simple fact that a lot of very intelligent, cre- ative, and savvy folks got involved, and that Zen appealed to a white, educated audience, and thus benefited from white privilege and social location. This change took decades to come about, but the result is clear: Zen has moved from being the property of hip- pies and dropouts to being dominated by urban professionals. Part of this is due to changes in the Baby Boom generation and American society at large. Much of it is the inevitable change within religious groups: after the charismatic founders die, survivors must adapt. They become more institutionalized, promote myths about the founder, cultivate new leader- ship, and accommodate somewhat with the mainstream. Those that succeed, as Zen has, survive; those that don’t will disappear. Zen is now a robust religious sub- culture within America that has pen- etrated many parts of the country and has had an impact on pop culture. There are challenges ahead, but for now we can marvel that in a short time Zen has found the middle way that so few groups achieve. Retreats with Lama Surya Das For complete information and secure on-line registration for all of these scheduled events, go to www.dzogchen.org/retreats, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 585-348-7125. LAMA SURYA DAS was among the first spiritual explorers to encounter the great Tibetan masters in Asia. He embarked on two decades of study and practice, including more than eight years in secluded retreat. He began teaching in the U.S. with Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, who formally authorized him to transmit the teachings of Dzogchen—the Great Perfection. This is Lama Surya Das’s special gift—his ability to transmit the very pith of these instructions with expansive warmth, poetry and abundant good humor. He has often said “my mission is transmission.” He has reached millions through the publication of 12 books that draw on his 40 years of spiritual experience. His most recent work is The Mind is Mightier than the Sword: Enlightening the Mind, Opening the Heart. DZOGCHEN CENTER AWAKENING THE BUDDHA WITHIN treat yourself to a week of perfection Retreats with Lama Surya Das There is a key that can unlock the wisdom and unlimited love that lies within us, and it is much closer than we imagine. This is the teaching of the Great Perfection. Introducing this natural wisdom and compassion is the life-work of Lama Surya Das. We invite you to join this renowned American Lama for a week of awakening to the joy of naturally-arising timeless awareness. Relax and sit in natural meditation: just-sitting, just-breathing, just-being. Rest in the sky-like nature of awareness itself. Each day we will eat delicious vegetarian food, enliven our bodies with Tibetan energy yoga, listen to the teachings of the Great Perfection, sit in natural meditation, chant, relax, take walks, breathe, be silent, ask questions, find answers, rest, and awaken. DZOGCHEN MEDITATION RETREATS Awakening the Buddha Within Garrison, NY: January 1 – 9, 2011 View, Meditation and Action of the Great Perfection Joshua Tree, CA: March 12 – 20, 2011 Natural Meditation, Dzogchen Meditation Garrison, NY: July 22 – 31, 2011 GESHÉ TENZIN WANGYAL RINPOCHE The key to living fully, with joyful presence, is to relate inti- mately to the truth that sooner or later life must come to an end. The Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition is rich with knowl- edge and methods for using the Great Moment of death wisely. During this five-day retreat Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will help us to: I recognize death as a doorway to opening the heart and achieving self-realization I become intimate with the luminous wisdom of impermanence I put our own lives in order while learning to promote a more peaceful, open, and uplifting dying process for others Please join us for this special opportunity. To learn more, register online, or enter the broadcast site go to: Free Live Internet Broadcasts Dzogchen teachings with Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche April 17, 2011, 12 noon–1:15 p.m. ET: Guided Dzogchen Practice April 20, 2011, 7–8:30 p.m. ET: Discovering Your Creative Potential Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is renowned for his engaging teaching style and his skill in bringing Western students to clear, direct understanding through personal experience. Tenzin Rinpoche is the spiritual director of Ligmincha Institute. He is the author of The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep, Tibetan Sound Healing, and the newly re- leased Awakening the Sacred Body (Hay House, 2011). Ligmincha Institute at Serenity Ridge, Nelson County, Va. GAINING COMFORT AND INTIMACY WITH THE DYING PROCESS April 13 – 17, 2011 Living With Joy, Dying in Peace www.ligmincha.org To subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter, visit VoiceOfClearLight.org email@example.com / 434.263.6304 / www.ligminchastore.org