Program Details

Parinirvana Celebration and Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast

with John Rockwell
April 4 / 6:30 PM - April 4 / 9:00 PM

Telling our Family Story
In celebration of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

An evening of telling stories from our Shambhala, Nyingma, Kagyü, and Bön lineages and the meeting of East and West. Our story stretches all the way from India and the time of the Buddha and Padmasambhava through Tibet and its two spreadings of dharma up to the lives of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. It is a complex history—very personal and provoking, both tragic and funny, and still unfolding. How did we get here? How do we understand who we are now? Where we are going?

Ashe Acharya John Rockwell has been a student of Buddhism and the Shambhala teachings since 1975. Former professor of Buddhist Studies at Naropa University, co-director of Karmê Chöling and director of Shambhala International, he was named Ashe Acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 1996. He headed the Shambhala Office of Practice and Education in 2001, and teaches worldwide. 

Cody McGough director[at] sfshambhala [dot] org 

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