Dr. Lama Alta Brown
When Trungpa Rinpoche arrived in Boulder CO, Lama Alta immediately connected with him and studied as his student. After Trungpa died she studied, and continues to study, with Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. She was introduced to Chöd by Khenpo Tsültrim at the monastery in Pullahari, Nepal. He supervised her practice while she did an individual 3-year Chöd retreat. Eventually, he began to send her students. She has been practicing Chöd since 1996 and has been teaching this practice since 1999.
Dr. Brown completed her doctoral work at the University of Southern California, specializing in Buddhist Ethics. She wrote her dissertation on Mediation as a Bodhisattva’s Practice of Peace. She subsequently taught at the University of California at Berkeley through The Graduate Theological Union where she emphasized aspects of Buddhist ethics. She also taught for The Semester in India program through Antioch University and, for five years, taught weekend retreats through The Immaculate Heart college center at The Retreat Center La Casa De Maria. Dr. Lama Alta Brown currently leads an international Chöd sangha. Much of her training in compassionate activity developed out of her experience as the mother of six children.
Upcoming Programs by Dr. Lama Alta Brown
APPLICATION: Mahayana Summer Seminar: Prajnaparamita and Chöd
Also Loden Nyima, Holly Gayley, Dr. Lama Alta Brown and David Soucy
The Mahayana Summer Seminar at Drala Mountain Center is an immersion into the vast and profound Mahayana teachings of Buddhism. You will practice and study together in silent mornings with meditation and movement and in engaged afternoons with talks and group discussion, all in the invigorating beauty of the Rocky Mountains. During the first two […]
Mahayana Summer Seminar: Prajnaparamita and Chöd
Also Holly Gayley, Loden Nyima, Dr. Lama Alta Brown and David Soucy
Ineffable Prajnaparamita, beyond thought and words, Unborn, unceasing, the very essence of space, The domain of discriminating awareness wisdom, Mother of all buddhas, we pay homage to you. The true nature of our minds and hearts is the perfection of wisdom, known as prajnaparamita—the boundless, spacious, and wise love and compassion within all beings and […]
Also Dr. Lama Alta Brown and David Soucy
lThe English Version of the Surmang Chöd Chöd is a practice of compassion. As Vajrayogini, meditators offer the visualization of their body to the beings they invite to three feasts. The feasts are the activity of the Buddha Vajrayogini. Through her activity, the energies of the “god-demons” are transmuted. The demons, whether negative emotions, illness, […]