This photo was taken in front of the KTC stupa in 2012. One day I’ll update it.
I started the blog in 2008 at the beginning of my three-year retreat at KTC, with Lama Norlha’s permission, as a way to keep in touch with my fellow practitioners at Kagyu Samten Choling, KTC’s affiliated center in New Hampshire, where I had served as resident teacher for seven years before retreat. With no phone, internet or email, I wrote the posts and snail-mailed them to be posted online. The NH center continues to meet for meditation on Tuesday evenings in Portsmouth.
I wrote about one post a month the first year, and hardly any in years two and three. When my retreat ended in April 2011, I started up again, posting only occasionally until this year, when I started an online class on Togme Zangpo’s 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva.
You will find here a number of posts about what a three-year retreat is like, a lot of “Dharma pep talks” to encourage practice, and now a study guide to the 37 practices, created both as a way for class participants to keep up when they miss a class and also as a support for anyone who is interested.
If you want to contact me, I’m on Facebook as Lama Chodron Linda Jordan.
Wishing you a swift path to awakening, free from obstacles.
Yeshe Chodron, aka Linda Jordan, July 2017