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Covid-19 Special Letter

Our dear brothers and sisters in the Dharma,

We are hoping this message finds you all safe and healthy, strong and powerful in the Dharma, and guiding all of your communities with great love and tenderness.

All of us on the steering committee for 2021 International Western Dharma Teachers Gathering remain well and healthy. We have been meeting for some time to envision our next gathering, where it should be held and what programming would be best for these times. It has not been an easy task trying to determine where our world would be in the future since the virus has no road map and human vagaries being what they are.

We have come to the conclusion that all of us would be best served by having the entire gathering online. The decision provides us an opportunity to envision new ways of coming together with added benefit. We can:

  • Gather together and forge relationships on a larger global scale
  • Eliminate travel and housing expenses
  • Enhance the inclusion of teachers who were not able to participate previously due to lack of funding
  • Increase flexibility and variety of programming

If you have any questions, please email us at

With a deep bow,
The 2021 Steering Committee

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