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1:00pm Dharma Poetry Circle
May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Date: Sunday, May 19
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: Sakya Monastery, downstairs
Facilitators: Murray Gordon and Stephanie Prince
Do you have a poem you’d like to share?
Come read it out loud to people who care.
You could write it yourself
Or rely on the wealth
of great poetry you know is out there.
It doesn’t have to rhyme,
but you will have a great time
at the Dharma Poetry Circle!
This session will be devoted to reading poetry and meditation. The poems should be oriented to Dharma topics and thoughts such as nature of mind, praises, homages, themes focusing on the Buddha Dharma and our experiences in the Dharma. People are welcomed to bring 2-3 original poems or a favorite poem or two from the Buddhist literature. Everyone is welcome to read and/or to listen.
Murray Gordon has previously served Sakya Monastery as the director of Virupa Educational Institute (VEI), its educational branch. Currently he coordinates the Sunday Chenrezi omzes, darshan tour guides, conducts monastery tours, and teaches for VEI. He was a student of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang since 1986. Murray is also a writing instructor, published poet, and spoken word performer.
Stephanie Prince has studied and practiced Buddhism in the Tibetan tradition for more than 40 years and holds a B.A. in Comparative Religion from the University of Washington. She has received teachings and major initiations in the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, including the Sakya LamDre (Path with its Fruit), both the Lamdre Tsogshay and the Lamdre Lobshay. She has taught on general Buddhism and has guided Buddhist ritual classes at Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism. She also serves as a Buddhadharma mentor and VEI catalog editor.