Roxanne, a retired public school educator, lives in Charlottesville, VA with her husband, her dearest dharma protector. Her first retreat was Lama Willa’s 2007 Green Tara intensive. She has been studying with Lama Willa ever since, participating in the first Margha Program taught by Lama Willa and Lama John Makransky. Through Lama Willa, Roxanne connected with Brendan Kennedy, her other main teacher.
The Margha teachings have been foundational teachings which have served me well on and off the cushion since first being introduced to them in 2009 and continuing through the Vajrayana and Dzogchen practices. Both the teachings of Natural Awareness and Bodhicitta provide powerful and accessible skillful means to become more aware of my habitual patterns of action, thought and emotions which obscure my true nature and thus keep me trapped in conscious and unconscious suffering. The Margha teachings and practices enable me to come into more positive relationships with all parts of myself which in turn fosters more positive relationships with so called others. I am grateful to return formally to these Margha teachings through my role as a Mitra, in this, my second year.