Recorded on June 28, 2020: In Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Trungpa Rinpoche writes “The current state of world affairs is a source of concern to all of us.” Decades later this is still true and Acharya Ferguson leads a discussion as well as guide a “Welcoming” practice for us all.
About the teacher
Soon after reading Meditation in Action Acharya Gaylon Ferguson heard the Vidyadhara (Chögyam Trungpa) teach several summer seminars in Vermont. In 1973. He joined Tail of the Tiger Buddhist Community (now Karmê Chöling) where he worked in the garden, set the tractor on fire and took people into retreat. Acharya Ferguson attended the 1975 Vajradhatu Seminary and taught briefly at The Naropa Institute. He returned to Karmê Chöling in 1979 as a staff member in the Practice and Study Department, and then as Executive Co-Director In 1979. For the Spring Semester of 2006, Acharya Ferguson was Visiting Professor in Religious Studies at Naropa University. His article, “Making Friends with Ourselves” from Dharma, Color, and Culture was selected for inclusion in The Best Buddhist writing: 2005. In 2006 he joined the core faculty in Interdisciplinary Studies at Naropa. Acharya Ferguson has a B.A in African Studies from Yale and a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Stanford. He currently resides in Boulder, Colorado.
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