“If you’re invested in security and certainty,
you are on the wrong planet.” 
– Pema Chödrön


Jangchup Phelgyal

Jun 8, 2008

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Shortly following the Stonewall Riot, Hawkins Mitchell, Ph.D., joined and was active in the Gay Liberation Front. He returned to the Bay Area and worked with Robert Bly in the Men’s Movement. After designing and for four years heading The Dream Lodge Experience (a support to men seeking to integrate their spiritual, erotic and emotional selves), on his 48th birthday, while attending a weekend lecture on Buddhism, he was allowed to take Refuge. Three years later, he received full ordination at Ganden Shartse Monastery in Southern India. Under his ordination name, Jangchup Phelgyal currently practices at Vajrapani Retreat Center where he lives in a trailer with his dog, Bodhisattva.

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