A Time to Go Deeper: Community and Lineage [Online]

with Carolyn Gimian & Mikayla Sanford

March 20th

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  • $60 Program Price
  • $75 Patron Price

Community and Lineage
March 20th
Led by Carolyn Gimian, with Mikayla Sanford

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time
(9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time)

In the Buddhist tradition there are the “Three Jewels”: the Buddha, Dharma, and the Sangha. The third retreat will focus on the Sangha (Sanskrit) or community of practitioners. The dynamics of a group of like-minded individuals who practice meditation and study Buddhism will be explored. We will also touch on the topic of how these teachings which began 2,500 years ago were brought forward from generation to generation to this day and the role of the teacher/student relationship.

Readings will be drawn from selected community talks given by Chögyam Trungpa in the 1970s and 80s, as well as material from The Path of Individual Liberation, Volume One of The Profound Treasury of The Ocean of Dharma. The community talks can be found here.

This offering is part five of a five-part series. To register for this specific offering, please click here.

To register for the entire series, please click here. Registration for this program is capped at 150 participants; so, if you are interested, register early!


Carolyn Rose Gimian is a teacher of meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism, as well as a writer, book editor, and archivist. She edited Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior in close cooperation with Chögyam Trungpa. She is also the editor of the ten-volume Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Mindfulness in Action, and many other volumes of his work.

Carolyn was the founding director of the Shambhala Archives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a major repository of Trungpa Rinpoche’s archival legacy, and she is the Executive Director of the Chögyam Trungpa Institute at Naropa University.


Mikayla Sanford was raised in the lineage of Trungpa Rinpoche. She first received mediation instruction at the age of eight and has been teaching in contemplative education for over 14 years. In addition to teaching at the Buddhist inspired Alaya Preschool in Boulder, Colorado, she has designed curriculum for numerous programs in the United States, Europe and in Asia. Mikayla received her Bachelor’s degree from The New School University, New York. She has also studied dance, archery, fine arts and photography, and child development extensively.

Zoom Access: This course will be offered online via Zoom at the dates and times (in Pacific Time Zone) listed above; use The Timezone Converter to determine your local class time. After registering for the course, you will receive instructions for joining course meetings.

This program is offered in collaboration with the following Shambhala Centers: Albuquerque, Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Tucson.

The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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