Program Details

Cultivating Natural Wakefulness

with Kunga Dawa (Richard) Arthure
February 16 / 9:00 AM - February 16 / 4:00 PM

In this one-day meditation workshop we will look into the true nature of mind, with particular reference to instructions given by Guru Padmasambhava to an old man who had requested a teaching that is "simple to understand, can thoroughly cut through doubt and is easy to realize and apply."

Kunga Dawa (Richard Arthure) became a close student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1966. He was the first Westerner trained by the Vidyadhara as a meditation instructor and authorized by him to teach the Dharma. He traveled to India, Sikkim and Bhutan with Trungpa Rinpoche, was present with him at Tagtsang when the Sadhana of Mahamudra was revealed and co-created the English language version of it. He has also received teachings and empowerments from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Kunga Dawa was a co-founder of the Karme Choling Center in Vermont and has traveled and taught extensively in the US, Canada and Europe, transmitting both Buddhist and Shambhala teachings at more than 35 Shambhala Centers. He completed a three year retreat in northern New Mexico in 2003 and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado. He is the author of a book of poems, Medium of the Breath: Dharma Poems for Here and Now.


9:00 a.m. Registration, Tea/Coffee and light refreshment

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Program begins with sitting/walking meditation practice and a talk.

12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch out at local area restaurants

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Mediation practice, group discussion and/or individual meetings and a talk.

4:00 p.m. Tea, refreshment and community time.

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