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Her Eminence Jetsun Khandro Rinpocheon the passing of Peter Lieberson

I was deeply saddened by the passing of Peter Lieberson, who was both a good friend and a wonderful teacher and student of the Buddhadharma. Lopön Peter, as he was known...

Shibata Sensei Cremation Ceremony

https://youtu.be/1FTRNGxq0rM Video by Greg Smith The song that you are hearing here is Sensei singing about a flock of geese, "Gun"...one or two may fly away from the V - arrowhead shaped flock...

Akong Tulku Rinpoche (1939 – 2013)

By Grant MacLean On Tuesday we heard the very sad news that Akong Rinpoche, along with a family member and a monk, were killed in Chengdu, in southwest China. It has been...

Tribute to Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche

It is with great sadness that Vajrayana practitioners around the world receive the news that Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche passed away on Friday 30 March at 3:30 am at his monastery in...

Tributes to Arnie Nordman

Arnie became a Buddhist in 1988 while living in Wilmette. He moved to Boulder to pursue the Buddhist path in 1997. From David Roadhouse: "I am privileged to have introduced Arnie...

A Part of the Main: Remembering Paul Warwick

  To begin with, there was simply his size, strength and presence. Gifted with a fine body and a fine mind, as a friend once said of him, Paul Warwick was a...

Tribute to Michal Friedman

Michal Lura Friedman died on Nov. 25 due to complications after undergoing a caesarean section and giving birth to healthy twins, Jackson James and Reverie Vivian. In addition to her two...

Tribute to Barry Crofton

Barry Crofton passed away on September 8 at 12:30pm at the Toronto General Hospital. His wife Gail and sister Kerry were at his bedside. His brother Cameron flew in from Victoria...

Tribute to Michael Roudette

EULOGY FOR MICHAEL ROUDETTE by Lopön Helen Berliner for the Lotus Garden Office of Practice & Study Last night, when I should have been writing a eulogy for our dear vajra brother, Michael...

Tribute to Amy Bajakian

Amy Bajakian was a long time student of the Vidyadhara, Trungpa Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, and Shibata Sensei. She attended the 1986 seminary and was a dedicated...

Tribute to Polly Wellenbach

Polly Monner Wellenbach died early Tuesday, August 14, at her home in Halifax. Polly was a beloved student and friend of Trungpa Rinpoche, whom she met in 1970. She was the...

Tribute to Rick Kemp

Pygmy Warrior Rick Kemp Purified by the rain of Agent Orange on the battlefields of Vietnam Liberated by the illusory space of marijuana and LSD in San Francisco Establishing the land RMDC as one...

Tribute to Larry Loomis

To the ever-kind Larry Loomis. We met for coffee spontaneously on Spring Garden Road in 2012. Our family had recently made the decision to leave the Homeland so that I and...

Tribute to Christine Keyser

For my dharma sister Chris, may Milarepa lead you on your journey From Milarepa's Departing Aspiration Prayer: Those undertaking hardship for the dharma's sake Build up merit far to great to tell Those who inspire...

Remembering Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Report from the Cremation Ceremony More than 15,000 devotees gathered near Paro, Bhutan on March 3, 2012, to attend the last rites of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. The ceremony began at four in...

Tribute to Arbie Thalacker

  Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche remembers Arbie Thalacker Reposted from Buddhadharma, The Practitioner's Quarterly Online. I have known Arbie Thalacker for many years. He was a wonderful person and a devoted practitioner, full of wisdom...

Tribute to Mary Smith

Long time sangha member, Mary Smith, died peacefully in her home in Boulder, Colorado on October 11, 2011. She was 85. Mary had moved to Boulder from San Francisco in the...

Tribute to Fabrice Champion

Fabrice Champion, trapeze artist, poet, and well-loved member of Shambhala Europe, died in Peru on November 25, 2011. It is reported that he died during a shamanic healing ceremony. Fabrice performed with...

Parinirvana of Kyabje Trulshik Chokyi Lodro Rinpoche

Trulshik Rinpoche, one of the most venerated and revered masters in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, passed away on September 2, 2011 at the age of 88, at his monastery at Sitapaila...

Tribute to Peter Lieberson

Peter Lieberson passed away yesterday, April 22, 2011 in Israel, at the age of sixty-four. Peter was a close student of Trungpa Rinpoche, an early director of Shambhala Training, a prominent...

Recollecting Khandro Tsering on Hearing of her Parinirvana

By Clarke Warren I have just received news of the parinirvana of Khandro Tsering. Khandro Tsering was the wife/spiritual consort of the great Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Rinpoche, the rebirth of Jamyang...

Tribute to Chime Heller

Dearest Noble Sangha, It is with great sadness that I am writing to let you all know our Dharma sister and friend, Chime Heller, passed away yesterday evening, Thursday May 5th, at...

Tribute to Eamon Killoran

By Bill Scheffel The photograph above shows Eamon Killoran eleven months ago. A few weeks after this picture was taken, Eamon learned he had cancer. In less than a year he was...

Tribute to Eamon Killoran

Eamon Killoran died on Monday, April 18, 2011. Eamon was a long-time and devoted student of Trungpa Rinpoche, and dedicated Shambhala Training director. He was also a merchant seaman for most...

Tribute to Bill Gordon

William A. Gordon, born September 30, 1921, passed away early on the morning of April 16, 2011. He was born in Chicago, migrated to New Orleans as a young man, fought...

Tribute to Jose Arguelles

Dear Sangha, As some of you may already know, Jose Arguelles died on Tuesday, March 22nd. He died peacefully after a short illness. He was with his wife, Stephanie, at their home...

Tribute to Natalie Dawson

From an old friend I first met Natalie in 1972, when we were both members of a group that was preparing to settle on kibbutz. She didn't stay long in Israel, and...

E. Gene Smith Memorial from Khyentse Rinpoche

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on Gene Smith Smith did most of his seminal work of collecting, classifying and disseminating Tibetan books while serving as field director in India and later, Malaysia and Egypt...

Tribute to David Cook

David Cook passed away on January 13, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado from COPD (emphysema). He was admitted into hospice the previous day. David was a long-time member of the Shambhala community...

Tribute to E. Gene Smith

Excerpted From the Widsom Publications site: For three decades, Gene Smith ran the Library of Congress's Tibetan Text Publication Project--an effort to salvage and reprint Tibetan literature. Gene wrote prefaces to these...

Tribute to Ani Tsultrim Palmo

Ani T. Palmo. Laughter. Old-world Laughter. Fresh new-world laughter. Ani T. Palmo. Simplicity. Old-world simplicity. From the old country. Always new. Prajna. Vipashyana. Wordless. Self-secret. "Dear, will you please pass the sugar—" Love, Mark (Eckler) Ani Palmo, Dharma Mom November 2, 2010 Thank you, all of her friends and dharma...

Tribute to Beverley Webster

Opening remarks from the Sukhavati in Halifax. Here are Larry Mermelstein's opening remarks from last week's sukhavati ceremony in Halifax: This is, as we know, very very big. This is monumental and...

Tribute to Beverley Webster from Myron Syms

by Myron Syms When Judy and I moved to Cape Breton in 1994, Beverley generously invited us to stay at her house while we searched for our new home. We arrived auspiciously...

Tribute to Peter Orlovsky

Peter Orlovsky was born in New York City in 1933 to a family of Russian immigrants. He dropped out of high school in his senior year to help support his financially...

Tribute to Ann Spruyt, 1930 – 2009

Ann Spruyt I did not know Ann Spruyt. I don't know much. But I do know this. If I were a member of the current sangha, I would be watching, all the...

Wendy Friedman on the Legacy of Trungpa Rinpoche

How do we get perspective on the life and contribution of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche? It doesn't seem enough to say that Trungpa Rinpoche was a pioneer. That he was...

A Tribute to Jonathan Eric

The first thing that has to be said about Jonathan is that he was enormously generous. He gave money, time and energy and, amazing as it may seem, he apparently gave...