Tribute to Peter Barbieri

A Sukhavati is scheduled for this evening, October 8th at 6:00 MDT via Zoom. See details below


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Peter Barbieri, a long-time devoted practitioner and student of the
Vidyadhara and of the Vajra Regent, died peacefully at 3:00 a.m. today, Tuesday morning, October 6. He had been in hospice at home for almost a month, having been diagnosed with cancer over 5 ½ years ago. He has had many moments of quality of life in that time while practicing and studying the dharma as well as teaching music, which has been a lifelong passion. He was content with the life he has had as well as this next and final step of his journey. Please keep him in your thoughts, heart and practice.

Peter Barbieri was born in 1942 in Connecticut. His parents were first generation Italians born here in the States.

His life revolved around the Buddhist teachings, music and writing. He was the proud father and grandfather of his daughter Charol and her two children, James and Anne Marie.

Peter received his Masters and Doctorate in music composition at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He composed music for various ensembles including the Boulder Orchestra. It was also during this time that he wrote a manual on jazz music theory and began teaching jazz piano students which continued for decades.

As a music teacher he shared his passion for music and the need for strong discipline in combining music theory with creative improvisation. In addition, he was an excellent jazz pianist and played solo or with small bands throughout the Boulder/Denver area.

He went to Seminary in 1982 and continued his Buddhist studies and practice throughout his life.

His Sukhavati is this evening, October 8th at 6:00 MDT via Zoom. From 5:30-6pm, the Zoom room will be open for those who would like to sit with him.

Please forward this message to anyone who might want to join. Here is the Zoom invitation:

Boulder Shambhala is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Peter Barbieri Sukhavati
Time: Oct 8, 2020 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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