Larry's topic is "Politics as a Spiritual Practice…You've got one hell of a Nirvana!"
Larry Barnett has been a member of the Sonoma City Council for the past twelve years and has twice been Mayor of Sonoma. His exposure to Buddhism began in 1974 with his attendance at Fort Mason of the Black Hat ceremony of the Sixteenth Karmapa, and he recently became a co-director of the Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center, one of the 150 worldwide Shambhala centers inspired by the lineage of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the current spiritual director of Shambhala, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
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