John Rockwell

In Fall of 1975, John Rockwell read Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and was amazed by the clearest description of confusion he had ever seen. Being desperately confused himself, he dove into practice with an eight-week program at Karmê Chöling. Soon after that, he met the Vidyadhara at Karmê Chöling and became his student. John took refuge with the Vidyadhara in 1976 and moved to Boulder to be with him and to study at Naropa University.

For the next fourteen years, John’s life revolved around practice, study, translation and teaching. He spent time with the Vidyadhara as a member of the Nalanda Translation Committee, working closely with him on The Rain of Wisdom, The Life of Marpa, and other texts. He studied at Naropa and received an M.A. in Buddhist Studies, then began teaching there, eventually as a core faculty member in Buddhist Studies. John also taught at the Ngedön School in Boulder for many years.

Events with John Rockwell

Earth Water Fire and All the Elements: Reading The Sadhana of Mahamudra as if for The First Time Online
January 9, 2021

Four Saturday classes January 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 2:00 pm, Atlantic (Halifax) time (Use The Timezone Converter to find you local class time) Price:  $108.00 CAD or pay what you can At the beginning is taking refuge and the bodhisattva vow. The first section creates an atmosphere of self-realization or basic potentiality . . . You are already enlightened, so you need only recognize and understand that.   Chögyam Trungpa Chögyam Trungpa received The Sadhana of Mahamudra in 1968 while in retreat at Taktsang cave in Bhutan. This liturgy evokes the highest view of mahamudra and ati, and yet is practiced…