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As for myself, the older I get, the more of a Kagyü person I become. -CTR

Dharma in the West: Part Two

You cannot be a good leader if you have an agenda of your own

Dharma in the West: Part One

Having received Buddhism in the most authentic way, we must now continue that in a very changed world

On the Mamos, the Dharmapala Principle and Mahakali Vetali

... the feminine principle, functions as a force of creating harmony, friendship, and connectedness, in relationships and family, in community, between self and nature, and between mind and body.

The Dön Days

Mark Nowakowski talks about the dön days at the end of the lunar calendar and the annual practice of "Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos."

A Profound Book of Love and Warriorship

A Review of BURIED RIVERS by Ellen Korman Mains

A Glimpse of the 16th Karmapa

Through the eyes of Steve Roth

Sounds like Children’s Day

A Chronicles Radio Special Edition from December 21, 2006
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Children’s Day Candlelight Ceremony

At the Halifax Shambhala Centre, 20 December 2018

Robin Kornman on the The Rain of Wisdom

Robin talks about some of the Kagyü Gurtso and some of the early history of the Nalanda Translation Committee.

Remembrance

My first perception of Khyentse Rinpoche was that of a wonderfully loving grandfather.

You Cannot Grow if You Cut Your Roots

Respect for tradition seems to be an important part of the learning process. We can regard tradition as the foundation and stepping-stone for learning rather than something to be rejected. You cannot grow if you cut off your roots. You will become a monster, having no relationship with your environment and no possibility of cooperation with it. Cooperation with ones background beyond personal trips provides richness and precision rather than pure inventiveness and the glamor of newness or the museum mentality of dwelling in the past. The sense of total commitment to one tradition brings about the perspective and wisdom to work with ways that have developed in other traditions. Other disciplines can then be seen as process rather than purely for their end product. Having fully incorporated into ones own life experience the knowledge and discipline learned through one tradition, you can then see the essential meaning of other traditions. When you are willing to let go and relax with experiences, not holding onto the sense of security in what you know, information becomes part of the learning process, and cooperation develops naturally.

— From “Transpersonal Cooperation at Naropa,” in The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume Three, pages 628 to 629.

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A Conversation With David Rome

Part one focuses on David's years as Trungpa Rinpoche his personal secretary and head of the Kasung. Part two is a discussion about the principles of commmand and protection. Part three is about his many activities since leaving Boulder in 1983.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

During my early studies at Tashi Jong, I heard many stories of Trungpa Rinpoche from my teacher, the late Khamtrul Rinpoche, and other lamas. They all spent time together...

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At the 1983 Seminary at Bedford Springs, I took a class in Ikebana. While it was very enjoyable, my work wasn't much to look at, and one day I...

Cooking Indian Food at Kalapa Court

The first time I cooked Indian food at Kalapa Court in Boulder was in the summer of 1978. I was absorbed searching for some ingredients in the corner cupboard...

Tea Offering

In 1982, I was encouraged to join the Dorje Kasung, partly, I was told, because it provided good context, structure, and occasions for direct encounters with the Vidyadhara. In...

What Space?

We did not have a place to house CTR for the 1974 ITS (Intensive Training Seminar). Peter Hull and I looked around and found a brown trailer in...

Road Trip to Crestone

BOULDER, early summer afternoon, 1982 - The reception for the Vajradhatu and Nalanda staff in the back garden of Kalapa Court is a familiar scene: uniformed servers offer heavy...

Chogyam Trungpa: The Early Years

The Early Years in Colorado This is an account of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's early years in Colorado. It is based on interviews with people who were involved with his initial...

His Final Home

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Chögyam Trungpa's parinirvana, the Chögyam Trungpa Legacy Project mounted an extraordinary exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax.

Letters of The Current Situation

The Current Situation (TCS), as it was known, grew into a bitter dispute that seemed unresolvable, and over the course of the next three years, generated a flurry of letters and official statements, several of which are presented on this page.

Jigme Phuntsok on Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala and the 25th Rigden

All of you who are disciples of one who in the beginning was Guru Dorje Trollo and who now is Gesar of Ling, and who in the future will be the Twenty-Fifth Rigden of Shambhala ...

Guru and Student in the Vajrayana

I have written the following in response to a number of requests, including some from the press, for my take on the present situation in the Rigpa Sangha over Sogyal Rinpoche’s behaviour.

Training: Pema Part Two

That's when he made the famous comment which I've repeated many times: "The monks and nuns should always be horny." He said, "We want real energetic juicy monks and nuns but they should keep their vows impeccably."