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Bart Mendel

Bart Mendel
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Bart has been a Buddhist practitioner and teacher for over 30 years and has taught extensively throughout the US, Canada and Europe. He studied and practiced within his Trungpa Rinpoche’s community starting in 1976. In the 1980s and 90s, Bart served as Resident Director of Shambhala Training in Halifax. In 1995, Bart and his wife Suzan Garner became students of the 14th Shamarpa and members of the Bodhi Path Sangha. Starting in 1997, Bart served as resident teacher of the Bodhi Path Center in Santa Barbara for over ten years. Currently, Bart and Suzan oversee a number of major dharma projects, including serving as Directors for Siddhartha Foundation International (www.sfi-usa.org).

We Can Run!

Karme Choling, 1978. We were all excited that Rinpoche was coming to give a teaching program. I was 22 years old. I’d been on the staff at KCL for a year...