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Margarita Loinaz

Margarita Loinaz, MD has trained in the Tibetan and Theravada traditions. She met her root teacher Kalu Rimpoche in 1977 and is a Dzogchen student of Lama Drimed Norbu. She is a graduate of the first Community Dharma Leader’s Program at SRMC and began teaching in l997 leading the Women of Color Sitting Group in Marin City with Marlene Jones and co-organizing the first People of Color Retreat in 1999. Her current teaching integrates Dzogchen practice with social justice and environmental awareness. As a physician, she served Day Laborers, the Latinx and Homeless communities in San Francisco. She is a grandmother and originally from the Dominican Republic.

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June 30, 2020 - Refuges / Meaning / Awareness

After the three traditional refuges, sometimes I use a fourth refuge: taking refuge in the great mother. I take refuge in the supreme mother, the perfection of sublime knowing, that straddles both the understanding of the empty nature of things, and the relative way in which we work. It is a bridge between the relative and the absolute, and is called “the mother of all Buddhas,” because it is through this depth of understanding that Buddhas become Buddhas—understanding saṃsāra and nirvāṇa, the absolute and the relative, and how they are inseparable.

Margarita is teaching Deepening Our Humanity, May 22. (Open to Self-Identified BIPOC)

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