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Walter Fordham

Walter Fordham
Walter hitchhiked from Philly to Boulder in 1974. He seems confused about what happened after that.

Words of My Perfect Teacher

Including Ngondro Retreat

Children’s Day Songs & Stories

A collection of stories and songs celebrating Shambhala culture and Children's Day, the winter solstice holiday. Contains A Children's Day Story as told by Martin Janowitz, short biographies of both Sakyongs and many...

1978: Children’s Day at the Court

On the first several Children's Days in Boulder...

Banana Leaves, Butlers, and a Miracle on Mapleton Avenue

The household was a whirlwind of activity, packed at all hours of the day and night with family, guests, Kasung, and household staff. It was chaos wrapped in a pervasive atmosphere of precision, joy and humor ...

Road Trip to Crestone

BOULDER, early summer afternoon, 1982 - The reception for the Vajradhatu and Nalanda staff in the back garden of Kalapa Court is a familiar scene: uniformed servers offer heavy trays of...

Research Expedition to Prince Edward Island

“We should research PEI,” Rinpoche announced one evening after dinner in early September 1984. It was a golden period in the Mill Village retreat. Rinpoche was generally in a jolly mood—full of mischief and good humor.