Friday Night Talk - Welcoming Our True Nature: Seeing the Zen Oxherding Pictures [ONLINE]

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

August 28th

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Friday, August 28st: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

We will begin with experiential inquiry into welcoming. Then we will look at the Zen Oxherding pictures, a map of the Buddhist spiritual journey from "seeking" to "being in the world."


Gaylon Ferguson, PhD, trained in the sitting practice of meditation with Trungpa Rinpoche, Mipham Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche, and Traleg Rinpoche. He has led group meditation retreats since 1976.

He taught cultural anthropology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Currently, he is core faculty at Naropa University in Boulder, where he has taught for fifteen years.
A graduate of Exeter, Yale, and Stanford University, he was a Fulbright Fellow to Nigeria in 1994. His essay "Making Friends with Ourselves" appeared in the pioneering collection Dharma, Color, and Culture (2004). He is the author of Natural Wakefulness (2009), and Natural Bravery (2016), and is working on a third book called Welcoming Our True Nature: the Revolutionary Wisdom of Beginner's Mind.

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