Sacred Art Installation: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche & Kanjuro Shibata Sensei, XX…

Via on Jul 22, 2009

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Back in the 80s, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche & Kanjuro Shibata Sensei, XX, each installed an artistic demonstration of sacred space—in the middle of an office building. It’s still there.

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8 Responses to “Sacred Art Installation: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche & Kanjuro Shibata Sensei, XX…”

  1. Sorry the photos are poor; I took 'em on my shaky iPhone.

  2. Kanjuro Shibata Sensei will be teaching a Kyudo program at Karme Choling in Barnet, VT in September. Flyer for the program is here:
    http://www.karmecholing.org/DOCS/fliers/kyudo_email.pdf
    It's a rare opportunity to study and practice Kyudo with a true master. Kyudo practitioners of all levels are warmly invited. First Shot program is open to anyone interested. Hope to see you all there. For more information and to register visit http://www.karmecholing.org

  3. Ehron Asher says:

    Way – what office building is this in?

    • On 30th and…like, Walnut. It's called Crossroads Gardens. Check it out!

      • Jane Cohen says:

        It's 1800 30th st. – if you head north on 30th St. it's just past Jiffy Lube. The building is set back, behind Sussex One. The rock gardens occupy the public space on the first floor.

  4. via email comments:

    The reason there was so much space in that building is that it had been an
    indoor tennis club. My old boss, Fred P, used to play there. I
    believe Brian Grimes and other sangha members were involved in the
    redevelopment of that building, might be worth a longer article. The
    dragons are male and female, there's a subtle clue as to which is which.

    BF

    Cool that you did this. Yeah, when I visited Johanna who gave me Chinese
    massage for free and acupuncture, it was always in this building. The
    interior courtroom is like a shrine room without meditators–but whoever
    gazes at either end gets a hit of just being.

    Mom.

    Too bad so many of these photos are out of focus. ~ DW
    My reply:
    Yah, should be a subject of a professional photographer–it's an amazing space. Waylon

  5. Lucille Celestino says:

    Wow, what a blast from the past…I remember visiting it years ago…so glad it is still there!
    LC

  6. Jan Henzl says:

    Hey the garden is still there? Please, make some good photos by professional !!!

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