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Matt DiRodio

Matt DiRodio has been a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche since 1973. He attended the 1978 Vajradhatu Seminary; studied with Ajari Jomyo Tanaka of the Shingon tradition, a Japanese Vajrayana school; and lived at Karmê Chöling from 1979-81 where he designed and installed the Japanese style Rock Garden upon request of VCTR. Matt is a Veteran, a retired physician assistant in emergency medicine of 30 years, and co-founder of The Wisdom Seat in the Mid-Atlantic region https://www.thewisdomseat.org. For many years Matt has been working with students who wish to enter the vajrayana path of VCTR, and endlessly encouraging everyone to sit nyinthun.

The Karme Choling Rock Garden

“The Japanese would be very proud of this!” -CTR

Helen Berliner

Helen Berliner talks with Julia about her early connection with Trungpa Rinpoche, the importance of working with form, the Mindrolling lineage, and being a student of Khandro Rinpoche.