Creative Expression, Life at SMC

Stupa Serenade

Painter of Thangkas, Playing Guitar.

Greg Smith studied with Choyam Trungpa Rinpoche and is now a student of his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Of the past 33 years, Greg has spent 23 at Shambhala Mountain Center, contributing to the community and practice environment, and befriending many of the program participants. He oversaw the painting of the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya during its construction and continues to relate to it on a daily basis. After all, he can see it from his bedside window.

We asked Greg for an offering that we could share with our community to celebrate the richness of our sangha. He was more than happy to oblige and decided to play a song, in every floor of the Stupa!

So here is Greg Smith, practitioner, painter, guitarist, and friend.

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  1. Thanks Greg,

    I so enjoyed seeing you & hearing you play in the Stupa.
    I knew you loved music but did not know you played guitar and so well!
    What a gifted artist you are.


  2. Lisa Steckelr says

    Such a creative soul. Beautiful playing. WIsh I could have been there to hear it live with those amazing acoustics. Probably would have had myself a good cry.

  3. Thank you Greg and all you in the background for bringing back to me the remembering of such a blessed time in your center and this wonderfull stupa I´ve had during Shar Lee´s Tibetan-Cranial-Training.

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