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Lions Roar : May 2009
SHAMBHALA SUN MAy 2009 97 the rest of her life. “I’m interested in Bud- dhism,” she said. On our following visit, I arrived with dark-chocolate-covered or- ange peel from Russ & Daughters, an old world shop still on the Lower East Side, which has sold smoked fish, bagels, and sweets since 1914. I handed Florence the brown paper bag and a book on Buddhism by Robert Thurman. I asked Florence why she was interested in Buddhism. “Buddhism always interested me be- cause of its promise of emotional control,” said Florence. She had never formally pursued it until now. “I did, however, take a course in Transcendental Meditation and meditated for years, then finally gave it up when I realized that I wasn’t doing it right. I remember my mantra and every now and again I try it.” “Getting your mind to focus and to live in the moment is a rare talent,” Florence ad- mitted. It has been one of her lifelong goals. “From the diary, I could tell you had a rich internal life,” I told her. “Also an external life,” she said. At sixty-two, Florence went back to school and earned a degree in geriatric counseling. “So I could live with my old age,” she told me. For many years she had seen a Freudian psychoanalyst who had told her sternly, “Your goal in life should be to be a wife and mother.” “And I was weak enough to believe him,” Florence told me recently. In the 1960s, she went on a Transactional Analysis group therapy retreat (like some- thing out of the movie Bob & Ted & Carol & Alice). Florence, in her early fifties, was the oldest one in the group. One of the guided exercises was for Florence to close her eyes and feel the face of the partner with whom she had been matched up. Another activity Florence recorded in her notebook: Write down the kind of flower you are— Tiger Lily Food—Rare meat Animal—Pony Music—Fugue (She saw her partner as a rose–roast beef–collie–quartet.) TheHeart of Meditation June 25–30 MingyurRinpoche will guide participants in the core meditationpracticesofthe Buddhist traditionwithan emphasisondeveloping loving kindness andlearning to transformthe issues and frustrationsof everyday life intojoy. Mahamudra Level 1 June 30–July 5 Rinpoche will explore theviewand practice of theprofound traditionofMahamudra. He will focus on thepractice of Bodhicitta, as well as thepreliminary practices (ngondro) that form thebasis of thepathofMahamudra. For Rinpoche’sentireNorth American tour andretreat details,visit www.mingyur.org www.garrisoninstitute.org or call 970-879-5425 2009 Summer Retreats at GarrisonInstitute Yo ngey Mingyur DorjeRinpoche is theson of TulkuUrgyen Rinpoche, oneofthe greatDzogchen masters of ourtime. He teachesthroughout theworldand is knownfor his abilitytoconvey the Buddha’s teachings in a fresh, profound and straightforward style. Hisnew book, Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change andFinding Freedom, will be published earlyin 2009. NALANDA WEST Center for American Buddhism Upc oming Programs Nalanda West is the seat of Nalandabodhi, a network of meditation centers, study groups, and individual members under the guidance of The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. April 24 - 26 Lama Tharchin Rinpoche Inner Peace: Luminous Mind / Heart Jewel for the Fortunate Ones May8-10 Polly Young-Eisendrath Wisdom of No -Self in Psychotherapy June12-14 Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche The Four Seals July10-12 Pema Chodron No Time to Lose Aug7-9 Khandro Rinpoche The Four Immeasurables For more information, or to register, visit nalandawest.org or call 206.529.8258 Nalanda We st | 3902 Woodland Park Avenue N | Seattle, WA 98103 www.nalandawest.org | 206.529.8258 Shambala Sun Feb2008 4.75x4.75.indd 1 2/5/09 3:33:56 PM