RMDC, Route 1, Livermore
In the blue sky with no clouds,
The sun of unchanging mind-essence arises;
In the jungle of pine trees swayed by winds,
The birds of chattering thoughts abide;
Among the boulders of immovable dignity,
The insects of subconscious scheming roam;
In the meditation hall many practice dhyana,
Giving birth to realization free of hope and fear.
Through devotion to the only father guru
The place of dharma has been founded,
Abundant with spiritual and temporal powers:
Dead or alive, I have no regrets.
From Timely Rain: Selected Poetry of Chögyam Trungpa, page 34.
Of Interest to Readers
This month is the fortieth anniversary of the Chögyam Trungpa's establishment of the Rocky Mountain Dharma Center, located in the mountains above Fort Collins, Colorado. This was one of the first rural practice centers that Trungpa Rinpoche established in North America. It is now renamed the Shambhala Mountain Centre and hosts many programs from diverse contemplative traditions. Information about their programs is available at: shambhalamountain.org.