Sons & Daughters of Noble Family

Speaker Series

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either for the entire series down below or for individual talks through the links in the description.
Then Donate if you can. Suggested Donation $150/series or $15/talk.


To be announced

Date & Time Details:


Sundays the 7th from 1 to 3pm


Sundays the 12th, 19th and 26th from 1 to 3pm


Sundays the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th from 1 to 3pm


Sundays the 14th from 1 to 3pm


Sundays the 11th from 1 to 3pm


Sundays the 15th, 22nd and 29th from 1 to 3pm


Sundays the 6th, 13th and 20th from 1 to 3pm

April 2024



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Celebrating our Greater Vajradhatu/Shambhala Dharma Heritage

With hosts Julia Sagebien
& KCL Co-Directors JT Buck & Vegan Aharonian
16 online lectures
April 7 to October 20, 2024
Sundays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

No prerequisites.
Previous talks available online.
Spanish interpretation available.

Free of Charge!

  • Register either for the entire series on this page or for individual talks through the links in the description.
  • Then Donate if you can
    Suggested Donation $150 for the series or $15/talk

    These gatherings will showcase the rich dharma heritage of our extended dharma family. It will do so by inviting speakers all of whom began their Buddhist path within the Vajradhatu/Shambhala community and who then continued their path in a variety of different ways.

    Some of the speakers, continued their path within a subset of the VCTR-founded sangha, while others went to study under the guidance of a number of close dharma teachers. (e.g., Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Yongley Mingyur Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyetnse Rinpoche, Ponlop Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso, Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Tinley Norbu Rinpoche, Tendzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, etc.)

    Several speakers will also showcase the VCTR-oriented practice and study programs and centers that they have been facilitating (e.g., Profound Treasury Retreats, Three Yanas Intensive Retreats, Chögyam Trungpa Digital Library, etc.), as well as more western style
    dharma centers in North America and Europe (The Wisdom Seat and Fabrice Midal). We will conclude with a discussion on the future of Buddhadharma in the West.

    Each speaker will, first, briefly describe their path within the Vajradhatu/Shambhala community and how they found their way to their new teacher and sangha, or how they developed and fostered their VCTR-legacy-oriented endeavors or non-guru centered dharma centers. Speakers will also describe the basic outlines of the path as presented by their teacher or in their program/center.

Guest Speakers and Their Topics

  • April 7 - Join Jonathan Barbieri and Guests to discuss Meeting our Kagyu and Nyingma relatives for the first time
  • May 12 - Join Andy Karr and Joanne Burgess in a discussion on Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso Rinpoche, The Profound Treasury Retreats and other projects
  • May 19 - Join Lynn Friedman in a discussion on The Profound Treasury Retreats, Three Yana Retreat, and the Chögyam Trungpa Digital Library, and other projects
  • May 26 - Join Tim Olmsted in a discussion on Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Pema Chödrön and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
  • June 2 - Join Lopons Jann Jackson and Helen Berliner for a discussion on Minling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
  • June 9 - Join Fabrice Midal for a discussion on Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche books, Western meditation centers and teaching in Europe
  • June 16 - Join Tashi Coleman & Bakes Mitchell for a discussion on Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
  • June 30 - Join Mark Nowakowski for a discussion on VCTR's Transmission Through Terma
  • July 14 - Join David Karma Choepel and Lodro Sangpo for a discussion on Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Gampo Abbey, Sopa Chöling retreat three-year retreat center and Karma Changchub Ling (KCCL)
  • August 11 - Join Kelly Smith for a discussion on Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and Jan Cressman on Tendzin Wangyal and other eminent Bön teachers
  • Sept. 8 - Join Wendy Friedman for a discussion on Dharma Brats and future generations
  • Sept. 15 - Join David Sable and Jim Gritz for a discussion on Tsoknyi Rinpoche
  • Sept. 22 - Join Emilia Volz for a discussion on Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche
  • Sept. 29 - Join Michael Carroll for a discussion on The Wisdom Seat and Meeting the Spiritual Challenge of Modern Materialism
  • Oct. 6 - Join Stephanie Johnston for a discussion on Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
  • Oct. 13 - Join Eloy Portillo for a discussion on La Continuidad de la Sangha de Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche en España
  • Oct. 20 - Join Sam Bercholz for a discussion on Thinley Norbu, Shambhala Publications, and the future of dharma in the West

Videos of the talks will be available online to registered participants.

Dharma is Good at the Beginning, Good in the Middle, and Good in the End.

Free of Charge!

  • Register either for the entire series on this page or for individual talks through the links in the description.
  • Then Donate if you can
    $150 for the series or $15/talk

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