July 18, 2011

HH the Karmapa Webcast Live from Woodstock: Monday, July 17, 2011, 8 am & 12pm MST

Click Here for the live stream

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa

A night of busy dreaming ended with a start yesterday morning when Doug knocked on my door with a mission.

He’d decided he had to get to New York, specifically Woodstock, to be in proximity with his guru, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa for the first time in two years. He’d been stewing over it for days and weeks went by until suddenly it was the night before, and he knew he needed to go.

By 10 a.m. we’d found a somewhat-less-than discounted one-way ticket to Newark that left DIA just after 12 noon. I told Doug he had half an hour to be ready, and he went back next door to start packing.

We made it to the airport in plenty of time, and last I heard, I am happy to report that Doug was on a bus on his way upstate. I love to see such devotion, and am honored with the opportunity to assist in the logistics of any bold step off the cliffs of doubt into the sanctified air of faith.

Yet, maintaining complete admiration for the sanctity of the guru-disciple relationship, and resonating with the irresistible urge to be in the presence of certain beings, I am a creature of comfort and tend to prefer my own sitting room to the illimitable hassles of 20th c.-style travel.

Lucky for me (and those of similar disposition), there is a live webcast of the proceedings available for free. Click Here!

There are four, two-hour sessions:

Monday, July 17: 8 am – 10 am MST, and 12 pm – 2 pm MST.

Tuesday, July 18: 8 am – 10 am MST, and 12 pm – 2pm MST.

All streaming at this link.

Click here for more info on HH the Karmapa’s visit to the U.S.


Born on planet Earth, David Telfer McConaghay has since wandered across its surface in search of something which, when found, kindly insists that he continue searching. His immediate family lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, though he also feels at home in Washington D.C.; Grass Valley, California; Bogotá, Colombia; and now, almost Boulder, Colorado. He completed his B.A. in English & Creative Writing at The George Washington University in 2008. Experiences at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm are the primary source of any yogic inspiration David aka Sri Nivasa may express.

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