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This is a recorded 4-week course of contemplating several of the pith instructions of Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo, one of the main teachers of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. We will use newly translated short texts of his mind instructions, which we will contemplate and discuss together. We will use a tried and true method of group study that has been used in Halifax as the basis of the Pith Instructions Contemplation Group for 20 years.

There is an introduction to the life and times of Khenpo Gangshar and his teachings, as well as the method of contemplation. However, Mark does not  “teach” these texts, but will lead and facilitate our contemplations and discussions together.

The course is open to tantrikas from all lineages.

About the Instructors

Mark Nowakowski met the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1972 and has been his student ever since. He also studies and translates with many other Kagyü and Nyingma masters. Mark is particularly inspired by the works of Chögyam Trungpa and his teacher Khenpo Gangshar, and is currently coordinating the translation and publication of a book of the latter’s shorter works of pith instructions and songs of realization. Mark is a senior member of the Nalanda Translation Committee and a senior teacher in the Shambhala mandala.