Ken Green – Krishna – Early Days – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


Ken Green

Kenneth H. Green

executive director

Golden Sun Foundation for World Culture


The following is edited by Beezone from a talk

 

Ken Green, Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche and Tibetan and Hopi
Prophecy

 

….that’s when (Rimpoche) said, “We’re
going to Nova Scotia and that was the beginning of the
Shambhala Wisdom for me that very day. He really
shifted.

He said, “This is going to happen. We need it
to happen” and he said something interesting. He said,
“North America is like the three Kalashas: Mexico, his
passion, the U.S., his aggression, and Canada, his ignorance
and ultimately we have to work with ignorance.

There was a question about well what about America.
He said, “It’s going to be too problematic.
It’s actually workable now but it’s going to get
extreme.” And then over the course of the month and the
months to follow we spoke about prophesies that came up a
lot, the Shambhala prophesies, and he asked me to look into
the native American prophesies.

Many years later I went down to Hopi Land to meet a
medicine woman and questioned her about that. That’s a
very interesting story and maybe we can talk about it to
some point.

Grandmother Caroline, this was 1986 I think. She
had met Karmapa. Karmapa found her or they found each other.
And they shared stories. When I went down there years later
with my wife and son we talked about the Tibetan prophesies
and the Hopi prophecies and how they are one in the same.
She said come the turn of the century, the first ten years
between 2000 and 2010 there would be tremendous
environmental disaster and economic upheaval.

This time is what the Hopi call “the Fifth
Time or the Fifth World” I believe. They measure in
time cycles and were entering into the fifth time and will
be difficult.

So shortly after having that meeting with
Grandmother Caroline, I was back at Rocky Mountain Dharma
Center and this was one of my last business meetings with
Vidyadhara.

One of the first things we spoke about was my trip
to Hopi Land and he got really interested and he wanted to
know all about it in great detail.He really wanted to know
one thing more than anything else. He said, “When do
the Hopis think things will change? Did she give you a
date?”

I said, “Well, she gave me an approximate date
and she said it would be somewhere in the first decade of
the new millennium,” and he smiled and said, “She
has it right,”

 

 


 

Tapestry Initiative senior partner and advisor,
filmmaker, theater producer and executive director of the
Golden Sun Foundation for World Culture, studied with the
Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa for 16
years and was authorized by him as a Buddhist teacher and
meditation instructor. Ken is producing a documentary film
through the Tapestry Initiative called “Boundless
Moment”, exploring the lessons of impermanence and
potential . He is also currently producing “Luminous
Emptiness” a multimedia theater piece based on the
Tibetan Book of the Dead. www.goldensunfoundation.org


Ken Green, new media, film, audio/music, theater,
festival producer, production designer and artistic
director; Buddhist practitioner and mentor; and founding
director of Golden Sun Foundation for World Culture has
dedicated himself to produce cultural productions and events
that inspire wakefulness, authenticity and elegance.
Applying the teachings he received during 17 years from the
Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Ken seeks out
collaborations with diverse artists, like-minded individuals
and groups to produce original works that join the wisdom of
the past with the culture of the future..

 

Kenneth H. Green – bio

Ken Green, new media, film, audio/music, theater,
festival producer, production designer and artistic
director; Buddhist practitioner and mentor; and founding
director of Golden Sun Foundation for World Culture has
dedicated himself to produce cultural productions and events
that inspire wakefulness, authenticity and elegance.
Applying the teachings he received during 17 years from the
Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Ken seeks out
collaborations with diverse artists, like-minded individuals
and groups to produce original works that join the wisdom of
the past with the culture of the future.

During the past three decades, he has produced events
locally, nationally and internationally. He has focused on
the convergence of video and theater with new media
technology. In addition, Ken is a highly experienced and
dynamic administrator for the non-profit sector. He is also
a tea consultant for Teance, the premier tea purveyor of
Asian teas. Ken, a long time student and teacher of Tibetan
Buddhism, has taught Tibetan Buddhism and its application to
the arts. He is currently designing and producing a
multimedia theatrical adaptation of the Tibetan Book of the
Dead.

His first major venture into filmmaking was working with
Martin Scorsese as an assistant art director for Box Car
Bertha. He went on to produce a number of documentaries,
which include The Lion’s Roar, a highly acclaimed and
award winning documentary on Tibetan Buddhism and
Discovering Elegance. He produced a series of art
installations with Trungpa, Rinpoche in Los Angeles, San
Francisco and Denver. Ken produced a series of educational
films for the Province of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Parks
Service, as well as a documentary on the art of Peter
Max.

Ken directed and produced A Night on the Silk Road, a
multimedia concert performance of music, poetry, dance and
media projections with Kitaro; Dust to Gold, an evening of
Himalayan performances; Sacred Dances of Bhutan at the Asia
Society; and PlantAsia, a festival of Central Asian culture
at the Denver Botanic Gardens. He produced a 2005 summer
program of 44 concerts in Boulder, Colorado including world
music, dance, film, and theater, and will be producing an
International Buddhist Film and World Culture Festival in
2011, to be held in Bhutan. Green recently produced Secrets
of the World, an eight-part award winning audio
international storytelling series, with renowned
storytellers, published by Sounds True.

Ken is currently producing, designing and collaborating
with world- acclaimed composer Philip Glass along with a
stellar team of CGI artists, filmmakers, traditional thangka
painters, musicians and performers on a major multimedia
theatrical adaptation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. It
has been previewed as a work-in-progress September 2008 at
Asia Society, NYC. An upcoming series of lab/workshops
scheduled for the fall 2009 is being planned in partnership
with Naropa University,

Ken was the president of Centre Productions, a Boulder
based film company. He is currently the president for
Windhorse Productions LLC, a film and new media company in
Nova Scotia and Boulder. He is the founding director and
executive director of Golden Sun Foundation for World
Culture, a not-for-profit cultural foundation whose mission
is to foster an enlightened society through sustaining and
promoting world cultural traditions and providing the
opportunities for an exchange of ideas and experiences
between the keepers of these traditions, contemporary
artists and the public.

As a new media and multimedia producer/designer he spent
ten years in Nova Scotia, creating numerous interactive
programs and live mixed media events for museums, government
and corporate clients. Collaborating with the National Film
Board of Canada, Green designed and developed BARDO, an
interactive new media journey. Some of his other clients
include: Mi’kmaq Native Council of Nova Scotia, the
provincial government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Power, New
Brunswick Power Company, Point LePreau, Parks Canada, The
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the NS Children’s
Museum and others.

An early pioneer of multimedia, he designed nightclubs,
installations and organized festivals starting with the
first BE-IN in NYC with Peter Max (600,000 attendees). He
produced multimedia light shows for such notable musicians
and groups including The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane,
The Doors, Country Joe and the Fish, and The Byrds.

Ken founded Tendrel Technologies, a multimedia software
development company in Nova Scotia that created interactive
authoring tools for digital animators and designers.

Ken served as a founding board director and
Vice-President for Nalanda Foundation, an educational
organization, in Boulder Colorado; in this capacity he was
one of the founding directors of Naropa University. He also
served 17 years as Vice-President and member of the board of
directors and as Director of Internal and Cultural Affairs
for Vajradhatu, an international not-for-profit network of
meditation and study centers, under the guidance and
direction of the renown Tibetan mediation master, Trungpa
Rinpoche. Ken was responsible for administration of all
major educational programs and centers throughout North
America. He was one of the original developers of the Rocky
Mountain Dharma Center (now called the Shambhala Mountain
Center). He collaborated on the design and implemented the
Vajradhatu advisory system used internationally to counsel
members on individual, family and livelihood issues.
Likewise, he helped design and implement the delek system, a
neighborhood focused program. This social experiment was
created to foster local identity, to be a vehicle for
exchanging ideas, and to provide feedback to the
international organization. The model was a success in
providing a powerful path for members to work closely with
each other in a caring environment. As Cultural Affairs
director, Ken designed and organized festivals, theater
performances, celebrations, museum installations, film
projects as well as administered and ran Dharma Art
programs, a Buddhist approach to the artistic process.

As an ordained teacher and meditation instructor in
Tibetan Buddhism, he taught the practice, philosophy,
aesthetics and Buddhism for over fifteen years in the US,
Canada and Europe.

Ken currently sits on the Board of Directors of the World
Council of Elders, a not for profit organization dedicated
to integrating authentic indigenous wisdom cultures.

When not producing an event, Ken enjoys spending time
reading poetry and drinking high mountain oolong tea.


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