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Sakyong Wangmo Empowerment,
photos by Marvin Moore.


Alice Haspray blogs the Sakyong Wangmo Empowerment.


Carol Johnstone blogs the Sakyong Wangmo Empowerment.


Tribute to Lisa Hilliard

Photo from 2000 Seminary; photograph by Bernard Spiegeleer.


Slideshow from the Speech Empowerment

by Marvin Ross


Tribute to Don Donaghy


New posts and photos from the Speech Empowerment

a blog
by Carolyn Rose Gimian


Installing the Kangyur,

a video presentation from the Shambhala Archives


Chogyam Trungpa on CKGM Radio in Montreal

Photo by James Gritz
2008, all rights reserved


The Karmapa's teachings in Seattle

Christine Keyser reporting


1974 Seminary

a short film
by Vicki Genson


Reggie Ray on Dispatches

(Photo by Christine Alicino)


The Great Vajradhara of Dorje Dzong and the Karmapa's golden handprint

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Tributes

The tributes below were posted between April 4 and May 26, 2007 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Trungpa Rinpoche's parinirvana.


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Tribute from

posted

Dilgo Khyentse

May 26

Jetsun Kushok

May 26

Yongey Mingyur

May 26

Traleg Kyabgon

May 26

James Gimian

May 26

Martin Janowitz

May 26

Robin Kornman

May 26

Denault Blouin

May 25

Susan Edwards -audio

May 24

Walker Blaine

May 23

Vajra Regent

May 22

Dzogchen Ponlop

May 21

Diana Torbert

May 20

Greg Smith

May 19

Tessa Pybus

May 18

Reggie Ray

May 17

Joshua Zim

May 16

Ashoka Mukpo

May 15

Tenzin Wangyal

May 14

Bill Douglas

May 13

Peter Volz

May 12

Ani Pema Chödrön

May 11

Shenpen Hookham

May 9

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

May 8

Barry Boyce

May 7

Tulku Thondup

May 6

Steve Gorn

May 5

HH Dalai Lama

May 4

Sam Bercholz

May 3

Wendy Friedman

May 2

Jakusho Kwong Roshi

May 1

Fabrice Midal

April 30

B Bash/S Gorn

April 29

Sherab Chodzin Kohn

April 28

Chokyi Nyima

April 27

Joan Halifax Roshi

April 26

A Waldman/D Rome

April 25

Clarke Warren

April 24

Kanjuro Shibata

April 23

CTR Talk, 1975

April 22

Jigme Phuntsok

April 21

Tom Coburn

April 20

Tania Leontov

April 19

Leonard Hortick

April 18

Richard John

April 17

Anne Burchardi

April 16

Bardor Tulku

April 15

Jerry Granelli

April 14

Michael Chender

April 13

Douglas Penick

April 12

Carolyn Gimian

April 11

Ato Rinpoche

April 10

Eido Roshi

April 9

Gina Stick

April 8

Rigdzin Shikpo

April 7

Gesar Mukpo

April 6

Francesca Fremantle

April 5

CTR Talk, 1979

April 4

Sakyong Mipham

April 4

Lady Diana Mukpo

April 4

Thrangu Rinpoche

April 4

Dzongsar Khyentse

April 4

Khenpo Rinpoche

April 4

Richard Reoch

April 4

Susan Edwards

April 4

Peter Lieberson

April 4

Eido Roshi

Eido Roshi is a Rinzai Zen master and the abbott of New York Zendo Shobo-Ji and Dai Bosatsu Zendo, both in New York. Over the years, Eido Roshi has been an important teacher and mentor for many students of Chogyam Trungpa.

Among over a dozen "swans who came to the lake" from foreign countries during the 1960s, Trungpa Rinpoche in particular stood out from all the rest. There are many reasons why: his English was incomparably better than the others, and his understanding of Buddhist psychology and human psychology were unfathomable. But most importantly, he knew the North American mentality as intimately as if he were born here.

All of us 'swans' knew the proverb "when in Rome, do as the Romans do." And although we did our best to adapt to our new environment, most of us - whether coming from Soto, Rinzai, Tibetan or Theravadan traditions - still carried our own customs internally and externally, and perhaps had pride in our own traditions and looked at North Americans a bit contemptuously at first, thinking "we swans brought Buddhism to this lake to teach you." This arrogance was immediately noticed by everyone in the lake. But Trungpa Rinpoche, while one of the swans, was also one of the people in the lake. He had the utmost integrity without a trace of condescension.

As my teacher's teacher Gempo Roshi used to say, "The wisdom of an 80-year-old has a greater impact than that of a 70-year-old. The wisdom of a 90-year-old has a greater impact than that of an 80-year-old. But most influential of all is the wisdom of a teacher after his death."

20 years ago, Trungpa Rinpoche's corporeal body disintegrated, but the lasting wisdom of his teachings continues to shine more brilliantly year after year.




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