Robert Walker, a senior student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and an accomplished teacher (he is the head of a Dharma Study Group in Michigan) is starting a new series of online classes that will meet every Sunday evening at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Note: zoom can be accessed by computer or tablet or phone. Zoom supports your video camera, if you have one. Robert will provide log in information if you decide to join the class. Here is Robert’s discussion of the class:
First class meeting Sunday July 20 7 p.m. Eastern Time
Class by class, we’ll use one of three formats:
1) I’ll give a relatively short talk, and we’ll discuss from there;
2) I’ll play an audio or video, probably by the Vidyadhara, Chogyam
Trungpa Rinpoche, and we’ll discuss at the end, or as we go along;
3) We’ll read to each other from a text and discuss as we go along.
As teacher, I’ll do my best to keep us on track and to provide context for whatever we’re studying, along with the suggested reading
or online listening assignments. We’ll make liberal use of the Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa website. The emphasis for our study and
practice will always be the oral instructions of Trungpa Rinpoche, augmented by traditional sources referenced by him. If we do read something
together, I believe I can display what we’re reading on the screen,though it’s best to acquire your own copies. We’ll start each class with a
little practice. Perhaps we can persuade guest teachers to participate or lead classes from time to time.
Participation: commitment could be by the month, 4-5 classes at a time. Suggested fee: $25-40/month, or what you can
afford. Literally, if you’re short of funds, please do what you can and join in anyway. In any case, no need to worry about money for the first meeting,
this coming Sunday, 7 p.m. Eastern daylight time.
Please let me know if you’re interested. This Sunday, we can organize a little bit. I have lots of ideas for classes, talks, readings, audios and videos.
There’s a remarkable talk from 1970 by the Vidyadhara which addresses both meditation and politics, including the Chinese takeover of Tibet. I’d like
to get to that one fairly early on. Depending on who is attending, we have a wide choice of curricula.
If you have questions or want to join in, please contact me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or at email@example.com