Usow, Marcia

Usow, Marcia
Usow, Marcia, 1938-, interviewee; Steele, Shirley S., interviewer;
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People: John Visvader, Chogyam Trungpa, Karl Usow, Diana Pybus Mukpo, Sakyong Mipham, Pema Chodron


Places: Boulder


Topics: Boulder in the mid-1960s, meditation, bringing Chogyam Trungpa to Boulder, first meeting with Chogyam Trungpa, Chogyam Trungpa’s surgery for an impaired Achilles tendon, teachings of Chogyam Trungpa, acquiring property near Red Feather Lakes for the Shambhala Center, early days (1970s) and growth of the Buddhist community in Boulder, Hospital Conference on psychological therapy based on five Buddha families (1972), development of Naropa Institute (later Naropa University), buildings used by the Buddhist community in Boulder, Chogyam Trungpa’s move to Nova Scotia (1984) and how that affected the Boulder Buddhist community, reincarnation, history of Buddhism, hippies in the early 1970s, Deleks (also: Delegs) Buddhist neighborhood groups, current characteristics and needs of the Boulder Buddhist community, Bodhi School.


Trungpa, Chogyam, 1939-1987.
Usow, Marcia, 1938-
Shambhala Meditation Center (Boulder, Colo.)
Buddhism Colorado Boulder.
Buddhist education Colorado Boulder.
Buddhist meditations.
Hippies Colorado Boulder.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
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Supplemental material available in the OH file: copy of photo of Marcia Usow's house ca. 1898 (original in Carnegie collection), information about Chogyam Trungpa, Shambhala Center newsletter (The Mirror) from March 2006.
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