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Celebrating an Acharya’s Wedding

radiant coupleShambhala Times is Delighted
to Announce the Wedding
of Acharya Emily Bower to Dr. Peter Alan Roberts

article and photos from Acharya Emily Bower

On December 28, 2012, in a joyful ceremony at the Los Angeles Shambhala Center (East), I married Peter Alan Roberts. Our guests braved the holiday travel season to join us, with family coming in from Wales (UK), Massachusetts, Maine, Virginia, North Carolina, and Northern California. The officiants for our ceremony were Rose Taylor Goldfield and Ari Goldfield. They made beautiful remarks about love, marriage, and the four elements of earth, water, fire, and air, which we offered in the ceremony. At the end they showered us with rose petals and then the whole assembly imbibed a glass of bubbly while we took family photos, which happened to include Vajradhara.

Our wedding coordinator, LA sangha member Alice Toohey, and her husband Sean, made the morning beautiful and carefree for us. Regarding harpist Carolyn Sykes, another LA sangha member, well, our parents are still talking about the delightful, ethereal atmosphere she created at the Shambhala Center with her choice of music and her amazing touch.

Our reception featured a delicious lunch followed by enthusiastic dancing at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood. We had a red-velvet cake with a very generous amount of butter-cream frosting. (I took the opportunity of the second venue to appear in a second outfit.) A wonderful time was had by all.

Click on first image to view as a slideshow.

For those who don’t know him, my Dr. Roberts is a Tibetan translator and interpreter, Sanskrit scholar, and specialist in the study of Milarepa and Rechungpa. He is the author of The Biographies of Rechungpa, and is a translator of Mahamudra and Related Instructions, along with many practice texts and published books of teachings by Tibetan masters.

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9 responses to “ Celebrating an Acharya’s Wedding ”
  1. Chris Conkle
    Mar 23, 2013

    Acharya Bower,
    What wonderful news! Congratulations to both!
    Ki Ki So So!
    Chris Conkle (Akron Canton Shambhala Center)

  2. Didier Gohler
    Feb 11, 2013

    Wow! Congratulations Emily and Peter, great pictures. Wishing you both All The Best and that your dharmic activities continuously bring benefit. Lha Gyel Lho

  3. Dear Lady Emily,

    Congratulations ! You both manifest a splendid glow of happiness. May your happiness and kindness
    grow to completely encompass the phenomenal world.

    Ki Ki ! So So !

    Cheers to you both and Much Love,

    Dale Hinchey
    Shibata Meadows Retreat Center
    Green Hill , New Brunswick, Canada

  4. Linda V. Lewis
    Jan 28, 2013

    Oh how delightful!
    Bravo and Congrats Emily and Peter!
    Your joy is catching! Thanks for sharing this happy news!
    And, you both look beautiful!

  5. Linda Montone
    Jan 28, 2013

    Congratulations on your marriage!

  6. Jeanne Cain
    Jan 25, 2013

    Blessings on you both. Wishing you great happiness and a long and loving marriage.

  7. Kristine McCutcheon
    Jan 25, 2013

    Congrats Emily and Peter,

    May you enjoy tons of bliss! and thank you for sharing the photos.

  8. Judith Smith
    Jan 24, 2013

    Hearty congratulations to you both!!

  9. All of us at KSK Buddhist Center wish you two gorgeously brilliant people the greatest happiness and brightest future.

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