Caroline re-hosts Susan Shannon, at this exact mid-Winter, when Persephone lights her candle and begins ascending from the Underworld, and we with her, true Brigid’s Day; one of the 4 cross-quarter holy days, as
Mercury, the psycho-pomp Hermes, stations to go forward- outward – tonight… and Pluto arrives at 27 degrees Capricorn- the beginning of America’s death-re-birth democracy dedication…
Susan Shannon has been a student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for over 45 years, studying with many of Tibet’s greatest teachers here in the United States and abroad. She has worked closely with two Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in India and Nepal and is a founding member of the Nechung Buddhist Center of the Bay Area, a Rime Center for the Tibetan Community in Exile.
In extending the goal of being of service “to all sentient beings” and to answer the decades- long request of His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14 Dalai Lama of Tibet, Susan attended two interfaith seminaries, was ordained in 2011 as an interfaith minister and received a Masters of Divinity in 2012, with the focus of serving marginalized and oppressed communities.
Since ordination, Susan has been focused on prison chaplaincy projects and transformational programs at San Quentin State Prison, and serves as the Buddhist Chaplain on Death Row.
and Susan’s Article: The Men at San Quentin are Bodhisattvas
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