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Peter Volz, photo by Kirsten Boyer

Peter Volz, photo by Kirsten Boyer

COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom

Interview with Peter Volz

by Judy Sachs-Sullivan, Column Co-Host

Peter Volz has a long, and loyal history of serving the three jewels, the Vidyadhara, Vajradhatu and Shambhala. I was inspired to interview Peter because of his lifelong service and also because of his love and work as a farmer in Boulder County.

Q: Peter, can you give a brief history of your connection and service to Vajradhatu/Shambhala over the years?

Peter: I was originally a Zen student in California until one morning. I was late for the 4:30am practice at the Zen Center, so I furiously rode my bicycle to get there on time. On the way, I ran into a shopping cart and had a terrible fall. I realized I was not a good Zen student, it was too early. Continue…

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