Our funding drive raised just under $62,000! Although we did not reach our goal, we are greatly inspired by the generosity and enthusiasm of our readers.
The Chronicles will continue to bring teachings, stories, tributes and news to a worldwide audience. Ocean will continue to offer online classes and practice opportunities to a vibrant and growing online community.
Bart has been a Buddhist practitioner and teacher for 40 years and has taught extensively throughout the US, Canada and Europe. He studied and practiced within Trungpa Rinpoche’s community starting in 1976 and served as Resident Director of Shambhala Training in Austin and Halifax during the 1980s & 90s. Bart became a student of the 14th Shamarpa in 1995 and two years later, he and his wife Suzan Garner accepted Shamarpa's invitation to establish a Bodhi Path Center in Santa Barbara where he served as resident teacher for ten years. Today, Bart and Suzan serve as Directors of Dharmakaya Inc and Siddhartha Foundation International and recently launched the nonprofit Mindworks app to make the wonders of meditation accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere (www.mindworks.org).