Practice (Deborah)

December 31st (2019)

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    Room: Main Shrine Room
    Gaylon Ferguson

    Gaylon Ferguson is a faculty member in both Religious Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies at Naropa University, in Boulder, Colorado. He is an acharya, or senior teacher, in the Shambhala Buddhist community. After studying meditation and Buddhist philosophy with Tibetan master Chögyam Trungpa in the 1970s and 1980s, Ferguson became a Fulbright Fellow to Nigeria and completed a doctoral degree in cultural anthropology at Stanford University. After several years of teaching cultural anthropology at the University of Washington, he became teacher-in-residence at Karmê Chöling Buddhist Retreat Center, through 2005, when he joined the faculty of Naropa University. He continues to study meditation under the guidance of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He is the author of two books, "Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With" and "Natural Bravery: Awakening from the Culture of Fear".