Is life long or short? How valuable is each day? If we ignore simple truths about aging and impermanence we lapse easily into aloofness toward our mortality while seeming to act as if our life will continue forever. In this talk, Jeffrey Stevens will help us contemplate our real situation so that we can recognize the most important opportunities before us. According to the Shambhala teachings, establishing a realistic outlook toward the passage of time enables us to harvest vast moments of nowness that bring meaning and vision into our everyday experience.
Shastri Jeffrey Stevens first met Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 1996, and has served him as editor and Machen. He was appointed Shastri in 2010, and Herald of the Kalapa Court in 2014. He runs a financial management firm in Denver, Colorado, where he lives with his wife and cat. Born in Hawaii, he plays a guitar handmade in Cognac, France.