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Visualizing Sopa Choling

Visualizing Sopa Choling – HIGHLIGHT

This is the fifth and final article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. In this photographic essay, Laura Kaufman has selected images that celebrate Sopa Choling and highlight the place, with its changing moods throughout the seasons, and some of the ... continue
Posted February 1, 2011 by
Life, Death & Three-year Retreat

Life, Death & Three-year Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

This is the fourth article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. Sharon Keegan shares how personal experiences of impermanence led her into a three-year retreat, and guided her activity in the world when she emerged. Be sure to read the ... continue
Posted January 30, 2011 by
Discovering Enlightened Society at Sopa Choling

Discovering Enlightened Society at Sopa Choling – HIGHLIGHT

This is the third article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. Shastri Chuck Whetsell describes his experience of discovering enlightened society, slogan by slogan, during his three-year retreat at Sopa Choling. Be sure to read the fourth article and click ... continue
Posted January 28, 2011 by
Following a Path of Practice

Following a Path of Practice – HIGHLIGHT

This is the second article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. As Lelia Calder discovered, on the path of practice a three-year retreat may be the next step, however surprising or daunting it may seem. She shares how she arrived at the ... continue
Posted January 26, 2011 by
A Three-year Retreat for Our Mandala

A Three-year Retreat for Our Mandala – HIGHLIGHT

This is the first article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. On July 15, 2010, Acharya Larry Mermelstein presided at the gate-opening ceremony celebrating the completion of a full retreat cycle at Sopa Choling, the three-year retreat center located at ... continue
Posted January 24, 2011 by
Gate Opens for Three Year Retreatants

Gate Opens for Three Year Retreatants – HIGHLIGHT

Minutes before this photo was taken, seated in the the rear of Gampo Abbey’s black suburu with the hatch raised to serve as protection from the pelting rain, Acharya Larry Mermelstein had chanted the liturgy that officially released the fifth group since 1996 to finish a ... continue
Posted July 19, 2010 by
Kier Craig Scholarship Fund at Sopa Choling

Kier Craig Scholarship Fund at Sopa Choling – HIGHLIGHT

Sopa Choling, the three-year retreat center at Gampo Abbey, has received an anonymous donation to establish an annual Kier Craig scholarship for people doing the retreat. Kier Craig began the very first three-year retreat at Sopa Choling but died before he could finish. The donor made ... continue
Posted December 9, 2009 by


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