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Buddhadharma : Fall 2006
fall 2006| 88 |buddhadharma m ost young people go to the u.s. air force academy with dreams of becoming fighter pilots. But a small group of cadets will leave with something more: a Buddhist medita- tion practice. seem like an odd place for Buddhist practice? not so, says one air force captain. “i take one of these young people, and i strap their butts to a $40 million fighter jet with nukes on the wings – they need to be grounded,” Past and present members of the inSight Meditation Soci- ety (above) in Barre, Massachu- setts, celebrated IMS’ 30th anni- versary on July 8. Almost 500 celebrants attended, including Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salz- berg, Jack Kornfield, Christina Feldman, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Visitors were invited to tour IMS’ Forest Refuge, which opened in 2003, and the newly renovated main meditation hall at IMS. Goldstein, Salzberg, and Korn- field opened the IMS meditation says maj. stuart a. lloyd, who leads a meditation group for cadets at the u.s. air force academy near colorado springs. major lloyd says the Buddhist group began roughly eight years ago, when a student arrived at the academy and inquired about a Buddhist chaplain. at the time, a local tibetan nun named tenzin Kacho was asked to assist the cadets. major lloyd took over a year and a half ago. “i rolled in and said, hey, this is good stuff. we need to make sure this continues.” since then, the “cadet sangha,” as major lloyd unofficially calls the group, has grown to about 36 students. (“it’s not a sangha in the official sense of being under the authority of any particular lineage,” he says.) as well, the lessons have changed. while Ven. tenzin Kacho engaged students in conversation, major lloyd’s tenure as lay leader has involved instruction in the discipline of meditation. “i can’t teach you anything except how to sit,” major lloyd admits. Recently, sarah Bender, from the nearby springs mountain sangha, has been com- ing to teach. Bender, who studied under Joan sutherland and Robert aitken Roshi, was recently named a sensei by sutherland. support for the group has come in many forms. the non-Buddhist chaplains at the academy have been accommodating and helped pay for a visit by Genpo merzel Roshi, who is major lloyd’s teacher. one of the academy’s all-faith rooms has been transformed into a permanent home for Buddhist practitioners. major lloyd, who is the director of human resources and instruc- tor in the department of behavioral sciences and leadership, will be transferred from the academy next year. until then, he will continue to lead the cadet sangha. the first United States Air Force Academy Cadet Sangha Newsletter was published recently, and major lloyd is also working on a website for Buddhists in the air force. his goal is to help the cadets to apply the Buddhist teachings. “we smile as we see one of our kids walk out of the door, because the number of lives that that young man or woman is going to touch, you can’t count them.” mances for various health reasons. A representative from her record label would only say that she died after a long illness. She was 52. ■ buddhiSt peace Fellow- Ship cofounder Robert Aitken Roshi addressed members and friends of the BPF by teleconfer- ence from his Hawaii home in June. They were gathered at Gar- rison Institute in New York for a four-day conference, which also included workshops by Alan Senauke and BPF executive direc- tor Maia Duerr. Sessions were offered on a variety of topics, including prison dharma, the dharma of Martin Luther King Jr., and fundraising. ■ The Canadian parliament awarded honorary citizenship to the dalai laMa on June 22, acknowledging his position as “one of the world’s leading champions of peace and nonviolence.” His name was ini- tially put forward by Tenzin Dar- gyal of the Canada-Tibet Com- mittee. Canada has bestowed only two other honorary citizenships: to South African leader Nelson Mandela and posthumously upon Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallen- berg, who is credited with saving thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II. ■ The Dalai Lama returns to the United States this September with a four-city center in 1976. ■ Respected mez- zo-soprano lorraine hunt lieberSon died July 3 at home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her husband Peter Lieberson is a long- time student of Tibetan Buddhism and the two met in 1997 when she performed in the premiere of his opera Ashoka’s Dream, which tells the story of the third-century Indian emperor who converted to Buddhism. In 2000, Hunt Lieber- son was diagnosed with breast cancer and over the last year-and- a-half cancelled many perfor- a well-grounded air Force By Scott Armstrong Maj. Stuart A. Lloyd standing in front of the Air Force Academy chapel near Colorado Springs. maiadueRRdR.daVeleVy,usafaamywellnitztaKaneeshimaBaRipeaRlmanelizaBethViGeon