Douglas Penick

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Our funding drive raised over $60,000! 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.

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2018 Chronicles Funding Drive

ALL DONATIONS DOUBLED

$61,016

Donated

$80,000

Goal

The Chronicles brings you teachings, tributes and a place to study and practice

Thank you to the Pema Chodron Foundation and other supporters for providing matching funds. All donations will be doubled.

Funds raised during this campaign will support the work of the Chronicles and Ocean. The Chronicles brings you teachings, stories, tributes and news. Ocean is a place to study and practice.

Our support comes only from you, our readers and listeners

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Thank You for your Support!



2018 Chronicles Funding Drive

ALL DONATIONS DOUBLED

$61,016

Donated

$80,000

Goal

The Chronicles brings you teachings, tributes and a place to study and practice

Thank you to the Pema Chodron Foundation and other supporters for providing matching funds. All donations will be doubled.

Funds raised during this campaign will support the work of the Chronicles and Ocean. The Chronicles brings you teachings, stories, tributes and news. Ocean is a place to study and practice.

Our support comes only from you, our readers and listeners

In 1977, I happened to be seated next to the Vidyadhara for several hours at an afternoon reception. An unbroken stream of people came up, knelt and spoke to him about projects new and old: curricula for classes at the dharmadhatus and Naropa Institute, possibilities of inviting visiting teachers, business enterprises, kasung meetings, refinements to the deleg system, fundraising, personnel problems, committees for health and well-being, and so forth. After one of the final guests had presented some plan or other, the Vidyadhara turned to me inquiringly, and I shrugged. Then he glared, pushed his face in mine, poked me hard in the chest, and hissed intently.

“Never forget, Douglas, the family business is PEOPLE.”

Twenty years after his Parinirvana, this bald statement still expresses the heart of all the Vidyadhara’s work.

© 2007 Douglas Penick

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