Monday, June 22, 2015

Comings, Goings and New Transitions

Kathryn O’Connor (above right) from NYC will be attending the Tsegaylgar East retreat before flying out to Nepal once again to return this summer to The Tsoknyi Gechak School where she volunteers -- It's part of the Tsoknyi Gechak Ling Nunnery in Chobar.

Here are a few links:

About Tsoknyi Gechak Ling Nunnery

Kathryn teaches the girls art as well as participating in a number of collaborative artist ventures with local partners. She will be collecting funds for a number of reliable organizations she works with.

[Goma and Ati up on Khandroling lending a hand]

Joey Mella and Adishakti Laila Reiss, members of the community and graduates of the four-year program in Tibetan Medicine recently announced they will be moving to Hawaii with their three children Goma, Ati, and Veda. We will miss their gracious presence.

Barbara and Woody Paparazzo are back in Conway after a couple of years in San Miguel Allende, Mexico!!!!
Jacqueline Gens is now living in Shelburne Falls, MA after a couple of years on the move in search of affordable senior housing. Her writing group Meditation and Poetry meets first Saturday of the month in Brattleboro, VT with a second group starting up in Shelburne Falls beginning in late August (third Saturday of the month). If sufficient interest, there will also be a memoir writing group. Visit Poetrymind blog for further details. 

Long time Dzogchen Community members Constance Wilkinson and Greg Moscatt celebrated the wedding 
of their daughter Sophia to Ethan Pilling on June 13, 2015.

[Participants in Bodhi’s recent Deepening Course of the Vajra Dance on Khandroling]

[Jim Valby’s beginning dharma course for Shang Shung Institute USA, June 19, 20 and 21, 2015 at Tsegyalgar East]

Among the karma yoga activities in preparation for the upcoming retreats, Geko Jeremy with volunteers Jess, Tom Clark, Sean Quinn, Martin Kourim, Jana Hanakova, John Foster, Naomi, Caroline, Andrea Lawrence, Harold, among others, repainted the scuffed up old mandala in the yellow schoolhouse. 

Kitty Fox died on May 28, 2015 in Boulder, CO. To read more please visit her Mirror Obit here written by Diane Campbell.

For more features about Tsegyalgar East and West, be sure to visit the online Mirror Tsegyalgar page.

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