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Lions Roar : November 2017
What is your practice tradition? I practice within the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Primary teachers? Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Recommended dharma books? Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior; The Shambhala Principle; Mind at Ease; Radical Dharma; The Way of Tenderness; Mindfulness in Action. What is your current or next project? I’m engaged in a Peace Warrors/Basic Goodness meditation instruc- tors training program with a group of community activists who are working to reduce youth violence in Chicago, and writing a book on beginner’s mind. Your favorite virtue? Patience. Your chief characteristic? Impatience. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? All-night security guard at an abandoned factory. If not yourself, who would you be? Who was it who said, “Might as well be yourself, everyone else is taken”? Name some of your heroes. Human rights activist Ella Baker, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, John Coltrane, Rev. King, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, my mother. Your favorite author? Right now, Ta-Nehisi Coates for writing Between the World and Me. Amazingly graceful, elegant, insightful, and heartfelt work. Your favorite musician or group? When I was 16, I heard Miles Davis live in Austin and have never fully recovered. These days Kendrick Lamar extends the tradition. Your favorite current TV show? Not current but timeless—The Wire. What’s for dinner? Anything with sweet potatoes from the Tassajara or Greens cookbooks. A motto that represents you? Dulcet per adversitas—“Sweeter through adversity.” (This is also an aspiration.) MEET A TEACHER Gaylon Ferguson I GREW UP ON A working farm in strictly segregated East Texas in the 1950s. As a scholarship kid at a private high school, I began reading Beat-era poets (Amiri Baraka, Diane diPrima, Gary Snyder, and Allen Ginsberg), then Zen Buddhism. In my messy college dorm room, I once tried meditating by sitting and gazing at a blank wall, with no instruction and little result. After dropping out of college, I attended summer programs taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche at Tail of the Tiger (now Karmê Chöling) in Vermont. I later joined the practice community there, where I worked in the garden, took people (including the writer William Burroughs) into solitary retreat, began a daily sitting meditation practice, and did month-long group meditation retreats. These days I teach at Naropa Uni- versity, lead group meditation retreats, and teach mindfulness in prisons. I have written two books, Natural Wakefulness and Natural Bravery. ♦ NAROPAUNIVERSITY/CLAUDIALOPEZ LION’S ROAR | NOVEMBER 2017 35 CULTURE • LIFE • PRACTICE