Greg Smith, guitar player in this video, led the 2009 beginners’ retreat I attended at the Shambhala Mountain Center (SMC) in Colorado. The following is a direct quote from the SMC online newsletter dated December 5, 2012.
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.”