Shastri Mark Blumenfeld became a student of Shambhala in 1979 when he began studying with Chögyam Trungpa, Shambhala International’s founder. In the 1990, he moved to Madison, Wisconsin and worked with the community there to found the Shambhala Center of Madison. In 2012 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed him as the Shastri for the Madison Community. He is a former center director and has taught programs in meditation, mindfulness, Buddhism and Shambhala for over twenty-five years. He is retired from a successful career as an Information Technology executive and management consultant after a youthful go as a performance artist in Portland, Seattle and New York. He has three adult children and lives in Madison, WI.
Shastri Mark Blumenfeld's schedule:
2017-03-03, Madison, (with: Shastri Mark Blumenfeld, Lisa Cappelli, ) Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level 2
2017-03-07, Madison, Contentment in Everyday Life
2017-04-07, Madison, (with: Miriam Hall, Shastri Mark Blumenfeld, ) Way of Shambhala: Warrior in the World (Level 3)
2017-09-16, Karme Choling, Shambhala Training Retreat: Levels I - III