Country

U.S.A.

Practice

My practice has been almost totally under the umbrella
of the organizations founded by the Very Venerable
Chokyi Gyatso, the XI in the line of Trungpa tulkus.
I fully attended Vajradhatu Seminaries in 1982,1994, 1996, and 1998. I attended what were then called Kalapa Assemblies in 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1989. I was blessed to spend one year total working on building
The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya Which Liberates
Upon Seeing, six months in 1996 and six months in
1998. I am a tantrika, I follow the teaching and
example of the most honoured Chogyam Trungpa
as presented by the Ri-me' Society in Colorado.
I also have a very insignificant sum of money auto-
matically deducted from my checking account every
month as a dues offering from me to what I perceive as the hopefully in transition Boulder Shambhala Center. I have been a member of the
Dorje Kasung, Gesar Arm since 1980, with the
Officer's rank of Khenchen. This rank was
bestowed upon me in 1988 or 1989, if memory
serves. I have been basically inactive as a Kasung
since circa 2007 or 2008. Regarding my Kasung
service, while I have done very little for a period
of some years, I am repulsed by the thought of
the word "Retired" (as in "no longer in service")
being placed next to my name.

About

In a few days, it will be my 77th birthday. To live here
on Earth with all and everything that is currently on it
is a great blessing, even if I sometimes forget this.
The teachings of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama,
His Eminence Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, and the
Very Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche are
blessed repositories that I hope to study in the future.
While I am certainly very slow, possibly my presence
is sure. Our opportunities and experiences are a huge blessing and a great honour; possibly there
will be opportunities in the future for me to do solitary
retreats in the future. It seems one of our greatest
fields of endeavor is to spend a significant part of
our time among our fellow sentient beings...possibly
I can expand my listening ability.

Main teachers

Suzann Duquette and Jane Arthur, for this program. For my ongoing practice, it would be the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, the XIth Trungpa tulku.

Purpose

I have been blessed to have seen the Very Venerable
Chogyam Trungpa on 10 February 1972 and to have
moved to Boulder, CO in autumn 1976. I have been a student of the Three Jewels of buddhism with varying intensity since that time. The very existence of this request underlines that I have not been a good planner. This program led by these two very exper-
ienced and highly regarded ladies who are esteemed
and honoured servants of the Three Jewels might in
some way be able to aid me in learning and beginn-
ing to use my consciousness more beneficially. The
last phrase is a respectful reference to T.U.C. radio,
Time of Useful Consciousness, which I occasionally
hear on KGNU radio, kgnu.org. I will do what I can
to respectfully utililize whatever donations might be
offered to me. Very Respectfully & Cordially,
Brian Poe.

Offering

My offering is--if I am allowed--through participating in
this series of online practice and study webinars to in-
crease my awakeness, and through that to be more readily available to the Three Jewels, the Earth, the sentient beings. the plants, geological forms, and my
illusory self.

Cost breakdown

This is for an online program from Karme Choling, which
takes place over 4 weekends. $150 @ weekend is the
reduced price, $60 is to cover Paypal fees and the 4%
donation to The Offering Bowl. No other funds are
currently being requested.

Funding until

17 November 2020 (Ended)

Amount Requested

$660.00

Raised

$276.00

41%

Recent donations

  • Hope you get the support you need. And have fun!

    - Michelle de Raismes

    $21.00

  • E Ma Ho. Cheerful study and practice my old friend.

    - Barry Solomon

    $25.00

  • I wish you good fortune with your undertaking, Brian. I hope you are keeping well. (Might you want to consider uploading a photo to your posting? Just a thought).

    - Sean Scanlan

    $10.00

  • - Anonymous

  • Best wishes, Brian. May this be of benefit.

    - Bill Lyford

    $50.00

  • Brian, you probably don't remember me, it's been years. I remembered you.. A genuine gentleman!! I wish I could give more. Take care!

    - Tami Wheelock-Long

    $25.00

  • May you enjoy the dance, Brian

    - Mark Thorpe

    $25.00

  • I wish I could give more Brian, but perhaps this will act as some sort of "seed". All the best!!

    - Robert McHUgh

    $20.00