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Outer, Inner and Secret Guru

Sakyong practicing in front of the Dorje Dradul's photo, by Terry Rudderham

It’s been a busy week in Halifax.

Last Friday, the Sakyong and Lady Diana Mukpo filmed an interview with reflections about the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s life and legacy as part of the events marking the 25th Anniversary of the passing of the Vidyadhara. The film can be seen below, and was shown at many Shambhala centers on the day of the Parinirvana celebration. The film includes scenes of a commemorative event at the Kalapa Court in Halifax on the morning of Friday, March 30th with members of the Mukpo Family and Kalapa Council practicing the Dharma Sagara Guru Yoga.

Last Saturday, members of the Shambhala community ventured to the Heritage Hall at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 for a public forum called Nova Scotia: Our strengths, Our future. This public forum was held to discover and celebrate the strengths of the community in Nova Scotia and build upon them to realize our best future. Hosted by the Halifax Shambhala Centre, the event was an excellent first in what will likely evolve into future public forums. Look soon for an article about it on the Shambhala Times!

Then last Sunday, the Sakyong conducted the Sadhana of Mahamudra Abhisheka at the Halifax Shambhala Centre in a shrine room overflowing with students, young and old. The atmosphere was thick and rich with longing and connection to the lineage. The Sakyong was visibly moved upon the historic occasion of offering the Abhisheka to the community at large (previously, it has only been offered to vajrayana students). The floor was strewn with flower petals, and many eyes were damp as the rain of blessings descended from our teacher and the lineage.

Stay tuned for more updates from this poignant week, and don’t forget to visit the Vidyadhara Tribute page! Read the posts shared, and share your own.

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2 responses to “ Outer, Inner and Secret Guru ”
  1. Dawa Chöga
    Apr 7, 2012

    Let us hope that His Majesty has a better way than to pretend that what is happening in our very lifetimes and before our very eyes is not really happening. The sky is thick with purple clouds of sickness. The world needs more than a stained glass window.

  2. Dawa Chöga
    Apr 6, 2012


    What is His Majesty’s view of the ongoing year-long nuclear disaster in Japan which is threatening our brothers and sisters in Boulder and Denver [11% increase in mortality in Denver in 2011] and threatening all life on earth? Surely this is a game-changer? How does Shambhala address this new reality?

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