Location: Online via Zoom

Address: 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown, NY, USA

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Awakening Dignity: An Introduction to Meditation

With Matthew Zalichin

May 23 - September 12, 2023

Phakchok Rinpoche’s newest book, Awakening Dignity, explores how our inherent dignity could be much more powerful than the anxieties, self-doubts, and low self-esteem that can seem so overwhelming.

Since Rinpoche’s co-author Sophie Wu is currently working with Shambhala Publications to develop an on-line course based on the book, we will take this opportunity to read and discuss this book together, in the manner of a book club.

Meetings will be preceded by a meditation period, with instruction to acquaint attendees with the practices developed in this introductory book, which is suitable for all backgrounds.

Class Schedule:

Tuesdays, 6 – 7 pm

Online only beginning July 11, with breaks on July 4 and August 22.



Matthew Zalichin
Matthew Zalichin began studying Buddhism as an undergraduate in 1971. His teachers include many of the past and current century’s most eminent Tibetan lamas of all main lineages, but principally the Kagyu and Nyingma through his two root gurus Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, whom he met in 1977. He has, for the most part, practiced as a householder in North America, and from roughly 1981-2000 focused on ngondros, various yidam practices, and dharma center administration while working full time, raising a family, paying mortgages, and so on. Authorized as a meditation instructor in 1981, he taught meditation,…
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