At a tea and rice and body, speech, and mind offerings ceremony at the Boulder Shambhala Center this past Saturday, His Holiness was greeted and welcomed formally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the head of Shambhala International and son of Shambhala International's founder, the venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Also greeting His Holiness were Lady Diana Mukpo, Trungpa Rinpoche's wife; Richard Reoch, the President of Shambhala; and hundreds of representatives and members of dharma communities from Colorado and the central region of America.
Also on Saturday, His Holiness toured Naropa University, the Buddhist-inspired higher education institution founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. After being greeted and presented with various offerings by the President of Naropa, Thomas B. Coburn, and members of the faculty, staff, and student body of Naropa, His Holiness gave a brief address to the assembled audience at Naropa's auditorium. He reminded the audience that Naropa University possesses the special blessings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and a lineage of heart experience that goes beyond the intellectual aspect of study.
On Sunday, His Holiness gave two public talks at the Macky Auditorium in Boulder on the topic, "Healing the World Through the Enlightened Mind". More blog posting will soon follow in relation to these amazing teachings.