Kalachakra: why am i sitting on the stage


For those few of you out there who know me, just in case you are wondering why someone as undeserving as me is sitting on the stage at the Kalachakra, His Holiness asked the organizers to include sangha representing different ethnic backgrounds and Buddhist traditions —  sort of an affirmative action policy (grin). So the only reason I am on stage is because I am Chinese-American. Holy ones on stage include:  His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ven. Geshe Lundhup Sopa (Deer Park Buddhist Center), Ven. Jangtse Choje Rinpoche, Ven Thubten Chodron,  Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa, and Ven Sofia (FPMT Taiwan).  Being new to all of this, I don’t know the names of the majority of the sangha, sorry!

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2 thoughts on “Kalachakra: why am i sitting on the stage

  1. tendrol,

    why am i sitting on the stage?

    My guess would be because that is where you should be right now.

    I think its great!! What a great experience for you! Also for us because of the reports that you bring here to us from there. I enjoy them immensely.

    Also I was very happy to see the Guhyasamaja Center on the list of benefactors for the Kalachakra.

    I was wondering. I was planning to go down there Friday. Is there anything going on outside of the Verizon Center. You know any Buddhist activities or the like?

    The teachings can be found and apparently downloaded from the Dalai Lama’s website: http://dalailama.com/webcasts/post/195-kalachakra-preliminary-teachings

    • Hi! Thanks so much for your kind feed back. The Center doesn’t have any activities planned for this weekend. Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teaching on July 17 was cancelled, and we were unable to find an alternative. Thanks for posting the link to the webcast!

      Best wishes,
      t.

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