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Santa Fe Shambhala Center
Kunga Dawa
670 Alta Vista #F12
Santa Fe   New Mexico
USA   87505
kungadawa@yahoo.com

  Kunga Dawa (Richard Arthure) became a close student of the Vidyadhara
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1966 and was the first Westerner trained by him as a meditation instructor and authorized to teach the Dharma.
He served as Trungpa Rinpoche's private secretary for several years and traveled with him to India, Bhutan and Sikkim and received many empowerments and transmissions from H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa. He was with Trungpa Rinpoche at Tagtsang in Bhutan when the Vidyadhara revealed the Sadhana of Mahamudra and
worked with him to created the English language version which is widely practiced in North America and Europe.
Kunga completed a three year retreat in 2003 and currently makes his home in Santa Fe. He travels and teaches widely in North America and Europe,
transmitting both the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings in the lineage of Trungpa Rinpoche.



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