ABOUT DAVID CURTIS:
David Curtis was born and raised in Montana. He became interested in Tibetan Buddhism after attending teachings given by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in 1984. David moved to Burgundy, France to live and study at the Collège Monastique de Kagyu-Ling established by the great Tibetan teacher and meditation master Kalu Rinpoche. While there David completed a traditional Tibetan Buddhist 3-year retreat – the Tibetan Buddhist equivalent to seminary training – and in 1992 was named a lama of the Shangpa-Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.
When David returned to the United States, he devoted himself to teaching the Classical Tibetan Language, and in 1996 he established the Tibetan Language Institute, an educational 501(c)(3) dedicated to the preservation of the Tibetan language and culture.
In 2011 David began teaching weekly classes in meditation and Buddhism in Missoula, Montana. By 2013 up to 25 people gathered weekly to practice meditation and to hear David’s teachings. These weekly meetings were the beginning of Big Sky Mind.
David brings to his students a lifetime of engagement with the Buddhist teachings of inner seeking and personal transformation. His study and training, as well as his wealth of personal experience with the Dharma, make him a unique resource for people interested Buddhist philosophy, history and culture, and for people interested in taking their study of Buddhism and meditation practice to a deeper level.