Investiture of the Lamas

In a moving investiture and authorization ceremony on November 4, 2017, Lama Palden, Lama Drupgyu Tenzin and Lama Döndrup, under the authority of Kalu Rinpoche, welcomed Annik Brunet, Pat Berube, and Stephen Gross as lamas of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage.  Over the last 20 years, the three lamas have, through retreats, classes, pilgrimages and an extraordinary amount of individual practice within their everyday lives, accomplished the full range of the teachings and practices taught in the traditional 3 year Shangpa retreat. They also completed a four-year teacher training, and have taught [...]

Wisdom River: An expanded vision for Sukhasiddhi

Lew Richmond, a Zen teacher and long-time supporter of Sukhasiddhi, recently took on the role of Board President with the intention of supporting an expanded role for Sukhasiddhi in the wider community. We spoke with him about his new role and the vision for implementing the Wisdom River Institute, a new stream of teaching that Lama Palden envisioned in response to current world conditions that will focus on making Dharma accessible and relevant to a wide range of people.

Could you talk a little about the vision for Wisdom River [...]