Thursday, February 25, 2010

Who We Are


Welcome to this contemplative gateway and practice place of the Heart Essence Sangha. We are a small group of sincere students and practitioners connected in joyful friendship and deeply engaged in the study, contemplation, and meditation on the Buddha's teachings of enlightenment. We do not operate a Dharma centre, charge no fees, and are not formally affiliated with any Buddhist organization. We are, however, profoundly linked to authentic streams of Buddhist tradition through the Pali Nikaya teachings of Bhante Shravasti Dhammika; the Vipassana teachings of Acharya Godwin Samararatne; the Lamrim, Tantra, and Mahamudra lineages of Kusho Lama Geshe Tashi Tsering, Kyabje Choden Rinpoche, Kyabje Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama; and the Dzogchen lineage of B. Alan Wallace, who has been authorized to teach by his teacher Gyatrul Rinpoche - himself a highly respected Dzogchen master in the lineage of Dudjom Lingpa. Alan is also a close personal student of a number of highly accomplished masters in various Buddhist traditions, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the late Geshe Rabten, the late Gen Lamrimpa, and the late Venerable Balangoda Ananda Maitreya.

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