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30 Years Ago at Lake Louise
The Royal Family - Lady Diana, Ashoka, Osel (the Sakyong), and Gesar

The Royal Family - Lady Diana, Ashoka, Osel (the Sakyong), and Gesar

Photos from 1981 Vajradhatu Seminary
By Tony Bouret

This reminiscence from the 1981 Vajradhatu Seminary was broadcast by Tony Bouret on sangha_announce. With his permission, we have reproduced a selection of his photographs below.

It’s been 30 years! The 1981 Vajradhatu Seminary was the last of three held at Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, from January to March of that year. I was 28 years old and had some kind of dinky little camera. I don’t remember what it was, but definately not 35mm. For the 30 year anniversary, I was inspired to dig the prints out of a box. The prints were about 3.5×3.5″ and I scanned them at 600dpi.

Enjoy and keep practicing. Maybe see you at Scorpion Seal!

The Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Eating Oriyoki with the Seminary Participants

The Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Eating Oriyoki with the Seminary Participants

Chateau Lake Louise from across the Frozen Lake

Chateau Lake Louise from across the Frozen Lake

Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Gesar Mukpo

Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Gesar Mukpo

Lady Diana and the Vidyadhara returning from the hospital - Ashoka was born at the 1981 Seminary

Lady Diana and the Vidyadhara returning from the hospital - Ashoka was born at the 1981 Seminary

Shambhala Day Dinner in the Main Lobby of the Hotel

Shambhala Day Dinner in the Main Lobby of the Hotel

The Dorje Loppon (far left), Bill McKeever, the Vajra Regent, Kasung Mathew Zallichin, and Ken Green

The Dorje Loppon (far left), Bill McKeever, the Vajra Regent, Kasung Mathew Zallichin, and Ken Green

Shambhala Day Dinner - Gary Levine and Annie Cooper (center)

Shambhala Day Dinner - Gary Levine and Annie Cooper (center)

Participants made a Heart on Lake Louise

Participants made a Heart on Lake Louise

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3 responses to “ 30 Years Ago at Lake Louise ”
  1. Thanks for scanning and posting these, Tony. A good bit of history…not I have images to bring to mind when reading the 1981 Seminary Transcripts! :-)

  2. These photos take me back to my days at the 1981 Seminary when each day was blissful due to the blessings of our guru, the dharma and the sangha and of course glorious Lake Louise. Thanks for posting these precious photos.

  3. Ashoka Mukpo
    Aug 12, 2011
    Reply

    I was born in a pretty place.


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