Bill Scheffel

"Our dear friend Bill Scheffel took his life on July 8, in Boulder, Colorado. This is such sad and disturbing news. Bill was a devoted student of the Vidyadhara, a wonderful poet and documentary filmmaker. He will be sorely missed.

Bill Scheffel was a graduate of Naropa University, where he received an MFA in creative writing in 1994. He taught Chance, Synchronicity and Mind-writing for ten years in Boulder and throughout the U.S, and classes in creative non-fiction and poetry at Naropa University for many years. His own writing teachers include Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman and Diane di Prima, among others. Bill became a student of CTR in 1976, and began to teach Shambhala Training in 1980. He also taught the Shambhala Meditation Practicum at Naropa University from 1991 to 2004."

Yeshe Tungpa talk at Karma Choling

Yeshe was invited to participate as a guest speaker during the June Shambhala Household Program at Karma Choling Meditation Center in Barnet, Vermont. The program was led by Lady Diana Mukpo based on the Shambhala Household teaching presented by Trungpa Rinpoche. 

Yeshe was Trungpa Rinpoche's attendant and was involved in the process of setting up and establishing the Kalapa Court. Part of Trungpa's teachings involved imparting the creating of uplifting households to help establish Shambhala culture and enlightened society as a whole.


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Yeshe Tungpa and Lady Diana Mukpo