Vajrayogini and the Five Wisdoms in Relationships

25 May - 2 June 2019

With Sarah Coleman, Mark Nowakowski & Brian Hilliard

Restricted retreat for those who have received the empowerment of Vajrayogini.
 

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A Brief History of Tassajara

From Native American Sweat Lodges to Pioneering Zen Monastery

with a Foreword by David Chadwick from Cuke Press,
a project of Cuke Archives


This book is based on a scrapbook that sat for years in the office of Tassajara Springs, Zen Mountain Center, deep in the mountains of Monterey County, California. It was put together by Marilyn McDonald who was a frequent guest at Tassajara from the mid-seventies to mid-eighties. From the day she arrived she was fascinated with the history of the place, did extensive research and many interviews. Marilyn passed away January, 2017, and a combination of her friends, family, and a few of us Zennies put a lot of effort into polishing it up and making it widely available.  

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Khandro Rinpoche to Teach in Halifax

August 3&4, 2019

Karma Changchub Ling is pleased to announce that Khandro Rinpoche will visit Halifax to give teachings on "Mind Training (Lojong)" on August 3 and August 4. The teachings will take place in the McInnes Room on the Dalhousie Campus. Registration will start June 1.

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A Review of Chögyam Trungpa's Latest Title

Fear and Courage in the Three Yanas with Judy Lief

Ocean is pleased to announce this new course based on Judy Lief's teachings at Profound Treasury Retreat

Book Launch: THE FUTURE IS OPEN

Join Carolyn Gimian and Barry Boyce in celebrating the launch of this important new book by Chögyam Trungpa

A Brief History of Tassajara

From Native American Sweat Lodges to Pioneering Zen Monastery

Tribute to Trungpa Rinpoche

Listen to Robin's audio tribute to the Vidyadhara.

Disappointment

An Early Talk to the Community

Dharma in the West: Part Two

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

Foreword to The Rain of Wisdom

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

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.


Book Launch: Live on the Chronicles

Join Carolyn Gimian and Barry Boyce in celebrating the launch of THE FUTURE IS OPEN

Sunday, March 31, at 1:00 PM EST

All attendees will receive a 30% discount on this book at Shambhala.com

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The Most Enlightening Choices

Relating with the present moment is quite difficult and painful in many cases. Although it is straightforward, a straight road, it is quite a painful one. It is like the bardo, or after death, experiences mentioned in The Tibetan Book of the Dead. You have a brilliant light coming at you with the image of a certain tathagata, or buddha, peering at you from within it. And on the side there is a less brilliant, less irritating light. The light from the side is much more beautiful because it is less glaring, only a reflection of the tathagata. So there are two choices. Should we go into the irritating one or should we just turn off on one of the sidetracks? This symbolism from The Tibetan Book of the Dead is very profound for our actual, everyday life situation. It does not have to refer only to the after-death experience. Perhaps the after-death experience just typifies the kind of situation in which choices are most enlightening or stimulating and most immediate. In our ordinary life situation, we have to open ourselves and investigate and then make a commitment. Without choice, there would be no leap and no moment of letting go at all. Because of choice, therefore, there is a moment of leap and letting go happens. So it seems that it is not particularly comforting and blissful and easy. On the other hand, it could be inspiring.

— From “Auspicious Coincidence,” in Glimpses of Abhidharma, pages 101 to 102.

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Robert Rader

Bob talks about working with Chogyam Trungpa on design projects, the nature of the space that was created, and passing on what we received.

Anne Burchardi

It has been a great honor for me to contribute to Chögyam Trungpa's legacy in some small way, by co-teaching the Tibetan Tradition Course at Naropa University in the...

On Rinpoche and Roshi

In this episode, Henry Schaeffer and Sam Bercholz cover a lot of ground in 18 minutes, including Rinpoche throwing his mala over a fence in Oakland, Roshi blessing ...

We Can Run!

Karme Choling, 1978. We were all excited that Rinpoche was coming to give a teaching program. I was 22 years old. I’d been on the staff at KCL for...

Turn it yourself

It was one of the early Level Fives and there were a huge number of participants, mostly from the buddhist community, but there were a lot of new people...

Glimpses of Tail of the Tiger 1970

  Jonathan first heard of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1970 when his mother, Nancy Eric, showed him a brochure she had picked up about Tail of the Tiger. Jonathan read...

Lying To My Guru

"Did you understand anything?"

Banana Leaves, Butlers, and a Miracle on Mapleton Avenue

The household was a whirlwind of activity, packed at all hours of the day and night with family, guests, Kasung, and household staff. It was chaos wrapped in a pervasive atmosphere of precision, joy and humor ...

Special Message from His Holiness the Karmapa

A single pillar can’t hold up a single building ...
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On Becoming a Teacher

An Interview with Jakusho Kwong-roshi

The Way of Basic Sanity

In this essay I attempt to provide a synopsis of Trungpa Rinpoche’s unique perspective on Buddhist hinayana and mahayana practices.

Gold Lake Oil

In this article, Tom Bell tells the story of the seeming rise and apparent fall of Gold Lake Oil.

On Shambhala and the Samaya Connection

Not long ago I heard someone say that people who disagreed with decisions made by the Sakyong or Shambhala International were people who didn’t practice and therefore, we shouldn’t pay attention to them.