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Kagyu Samchen Chöling Retreat Center
Philip Rosemond
PO Box 578
Flint Hill   Virginia
USA   22627

  First meditation instruction by my great uncle, Nathaniel Saltonstall, (student of Suzuki Roshi). I was age 10, 1965.

Second meditation instruction in the yoga tradition: 1967.

I practiced infrequently due to lack of local guidance, and withholding it from my parent.

Third meditation instruction: Dharmadhatu (Trungpa Rinpoche) in DC 1972. Began practicing with more frequency and a bit more understanding and relaxation.

Fourth meditation instruction and refuge: 1986 Boulder CO Kalu Rinpoche and Dharmadhatu Trungpa Rinpoche. Began to practice regularly, with classes, education & retreats, esp. after moving to CO in 89. Member Shambhala international

Met Dzogchen POnlop rinpoche in 1992 in Boulder - developed a longing for teacher/student relationship. But, moved to Seattle in 1995 and thought I would not be able to see him again.

Re-took refuge from Kalu Rinpoche's young incarnation in Seattle 1995.

Took Bodhisattva vows Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche Seattle 1996.

Ponlop Rinpoche moves to Seattle 1997 - I receive Ngondro transmission.

Receive pointing out instructions from DPR, 2003(?)

Moved back home to VA to take care of mother upon suggestion by DPR. Married Katherine, (a Christian) June 21st, 2008. Solitary practitioner at present.

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