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Author: John David Smith

Number of entries: 5
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://learningalliances.net

Born and raised in Humacao, Puerto Rico. After high school there and at Mt. Hermon School, went to St. John's College and eventually University of New Mexico, studying architecture. Became a student of Trungpa Rinpoche in 1975. Worked at the University of Colorado for more than 20 years. Involved with and chaired Dekyong Council in Boulder. A member of the Portland Oregon Shambhala Center where he's been on the council for many years.

Jul 01
Monday

The Harlem Shake in Shambhala (in Portland, that is)

Filed underRegions, Pacific Northwest

As part of the 2013 Spring Arts Festival, the Shambhala Meditation Center community of Portland, OR has created their addition to the current “Harlem Shake” phenomenon.

Harlem Shake

From: Portland News Magazine

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The benefits of not knowing (or of briefly forgetting)
no responses - Posted 04.22.09
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