Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

Lecture Series: Sons & Daughters of Noble Family

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Tashi Coleman

Bakes Mitchell

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June 2024



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Join Steve Cline, June Crow and Maggie Westhaver for a discussion on Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.

Noble Sons & Daughters Series

A Lecture Series:
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 amazing variety of ways.

Guest speakers will describe how they entered the path, how they continued their dharma training (within or without the Vajradhatu / Shambhala organization), what teachers they have studied with, and what kinds of training they sought. They will also speak about what aspects of the dharma they have been emphasizing in their own roles as students and/or teachers and will leave ample time for questions and discussion.

Through this sharing of experiences, participants can explore the richness of our greater Vajradhatu / Shambhala extended dharma family, learn more about close teachers and other thriving dharma communities.


Tashi Coleman

Tashi Colman (Ph.D, Columbia University) was a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1980’s and since then is a student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

He taught political science at universities in the U.S. and Canada for two decades and was a researcher and speech-writer at the United Nations. He spent 15 years building comprehensive measures of wellbeing for Nova Scotia, Canada that included extensive research on education, and was editor-in-chief of Reality Check: The Canadian Review of Wellbeing.

For ten years Tashi lived in Bhutan and worked closely with the government on its holistic progress measures, Educating for Gross National Happiness initiative , a new economic paradigm presented to the United Nations, and other development initiatives.

Tashi has acted as Dzongsar Khyetnse secretary for a number of years and has assisted in the expansion of Siddhartha’s Intent in many ways.

Bakes Mitchell

Bakes Mitchell lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a student of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. He attended Naropa from 1979 - 1981 and has a BA in Buddhist Studies. He is currently responsible for Development & Partnerships at the Lion's Roar Foundation.

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