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1:00pm Dharma Poetry Circle
January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
Date: Sunday, January 12
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: Sakya Monastery Cultural Hall
Facilitators: Murray Gordon and Stephanie Prince
Our Poetry Circle will be devoted to reading and sharing poetry.
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 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.