Dharmadhatu Kalamazoo is devoted to the practice and study of teachings by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Chögyam Trungpa was a Buddhist meditation master and holder of both the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, the eleventh Trungpa tulku, a terton, supreme abbot of the Surmang monasteries, scholar, teacher, poet, and artist. He was a major figure in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West, founding Vajradhatu and Naropa University.

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Dharmadhatu Kalamazoo meets at The Portage Community Center for Thursday evening meditation, and at The Borgess Navigation Center for Saturday's Cafe Shambhala.
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Our core practice is mindfulness-awareness meditation. This meditation practice enables us to look precisely at our state of mind, moment by moment. By not manipulating or altering our experience, we truly make friends with ourselves as we are, unconditionally. From that, we develop natural openness and genuine compassion towards ourselves and our world.

"By simply being on the spot, your life can become workable and even wonderful. You realize that you are capable of sitting like a king or queen on a throne. The regalness of that situation shows you the dignity that comes from being still and simple."
-- Chögyam Trungpa