Dharma Gathering Talks,  Mt. Kisco


July: A short series on the progression of Insight Meditation 

June: A short series on Compassion practice, with Mark Bertin.

Spring session: Two talks on the foundations of Buddhism, in relation to meditation practice.

Winter session: A series of 7 talks based on the opening chapters of "The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation" by Chögyam Trungpa:


Mindfulness and Meditation: Stages on the Path from confusion and anxiety to kindness and clarity. The October 2016 series of 4 talks:

Three Dharma Talks from Summer 2016 at Mt Kisco and Lake Katonah:


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Derek Kolleeny began the practice and study of Buddhism in 1976 and became a student of Trungpa Rinpoche. After graduating from high school in 1977, he attended his first of many Naropa Institute summer sessions. He earned a B.A. from Harvard College in the Comparative Study of World Religions, focused on Buddhism, including study of Sanskrit and Tibetan languages. Learn more >