Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends
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Zen Buddhist Meditation - guest speaker Rev Vajra Karuna

A/PGF was honored to have as our guest speaker Rev Vajra Karuna at our March Social/Potluck.   Rev Karuna presented a discussion on Zen Buddhist Medication.  Zen can be used in their daily lives, to be happier, healthier, and experience more personal success.

Rev Vajra Karuna is a 25-precept Dharma teacher who lives and works outside the International Buddhist Medication Center. He teaches IBMC classes, gives dharma talks and provides for pastoral counseling. His B.A. and M.A. degrees are in anthropology with specialties in linguistics, Oriental cultures and folk religion. He teaches at both the elementary and the college level.

 

Politically active in issues concerning the gay community, he is the founder and first president of the Gay Teachers of Los Angeles. He was also a founding member and first vice-president of the ACLU Gay Rights chapter and a liaison between the police department and the gay community in North Hollywood.

Rev. Vajra's interest in Buddhism dates back to his teen years. He took upasika precepts in 1981, sramanera precepts in 1992, and Dharma teacher vows in 1997; all at the IBMC. He has been the teacher for the Gay Zen Group of Los Angeles since 1986.

 

Rev. Vajra is a published poet. In addition to his studies of various cultures, he has travelled extensively throughout the world.

 

For more information visit the Gayzen Buddhist Website at  www.gayzenla.org

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