Sons & Daughters of Noble Family

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Julia Sagebien

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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Karmê Chöling
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Celebrating the Dharma Family & Heritage

Of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

with Hosts Julia Sagebien, and
Co-Directors JT Buck and Vegan Aharonian

Sundays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
Starting April 7th

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

    Over the course of 2024, join more than twenty individuals who began their Buddhist path as students of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, or within the Vajradhatu / Shambhala community, and who have continued walking the path of dharma in an extraordinary variety of ways.

Their Dharma Journeys

Speakers will describe:

  • Their dharma training within the Vajradhatu / Shambhala organization
  • What further training they sought
  • Which teachers they have studied with closely
  • What aspects of the dharma they have been emphasizing in their own roles as students of close teachers and as teachers themselves

Speakers and participants will together, explore the richness of our greater Vajradhatu/Shambhala extended dharma family, as well as have an opportunity to cross-pollinate our understanding of each other’s lineages and paths. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

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 Lynn Friedman in a discussion on Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso Rinpoche, The Profound Treasury Retreats and other projects
  • May 19 - Join Andy Karr and Lynn Friedman in a discussion on the Three Yana Retreat, Milinda, 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 Steve Cline, June Crow, and Maggie Westhaver for a discussion on Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
  • June 30 - Join Mark Nowakowski for a discussion on VCTR's Transmission Through Terma: Shambhala and Buddhist
  • July 14 - Join David Karma Choepel and Lodro Sangpo for a discussion on Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Gampo Abbey and 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. 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 Wendy Friedman for a discussion on Dharma Brats and future generations
  • Oct. 20 - Join Sam Bercholz for a discussion on Thinley Norbu, Shambhala Publications, and the future of dharma in the West

No prerequisites. Open to All

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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Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.


Julia Sagebien
Julia Sagebien

Dr. Julia Sagebien became a student of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1973. She subsequently studied with the Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche. At the request of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Julia worked closely with Spanish-speaking dharma centers worldwide and helped pioneer Queer Dharma. Dr. Sagebien is a retired university professor. She was born in Cuba and now resides in Halifax, Chicago, and San Juan.

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