The Five Buddha Families

December 12th (2018)

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  • $20.00 Program Price
  • $25.00 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrine Room

“The five buddha families provide the means to work with ourselves and our world.  They bridge the gap between mystical experience and everyday life.”  (These teachings are) …“unique, magical, outrageous, mind-blowing and extremely simple at the same time.”  Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche 

The Buddha families as presented by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche are a description of five qualities of energy. They describe qualities we all have. They are not meant to solidify one's ego through identifiying them the way some people identify with their astrological signs. They are instead a fluid working basis for recognizing our current sanity or neurosis.

Join us as we delve deeper into the Buddha families and how they relate to our daily life. This class will consist of meditation and discussion led by visiting teacher Linda Lewis. We will be basing our discussion off of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's book, "Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism".

Linda Lewis met the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1972 and immediately moved to Boulder, Colorado to be a part of his young and vital sangha. The predominant themes in her life have been teaching in contemplative schools--Vidya, Naropa, and the Shambhala School in Halifax, Nova Scotia--and studying, practicing, or teaching his Shambhala Buddhadharma wherever she finds herself. She is also a volunteer translator for the Nalanda Translation Committee.

Here is an article she wrote on the Five Buddha Families