In 1974 during the inaugural session of The Naropa Institute, Chögyam Trungpa presented this course on meditation. The course was held weekly during the same period of time that Rinpoche was teaching The Tibetan Buddhist Path, which will be presented on the Chronicles starting in January 2010.

The Five Chakras and the Four Karmas

These two teachings, among the earliest the Vidyadhara gave in North America, provide a glimpse into the profound trust Chögyam Trungpa had in the possibility that genuine buddhadharma could be successfully transplanted into Western culture.

Treasure Teachings from Ekajati

Before leaving Tibet, Trungpa Rinpoche received a major cycle of terma teachings directly from Ekajati. His nephew, Karma Senge, tells the story.

Kindness in the Trenches

From Jill Scott's participation in the breastcancer.org online community Jill's Husband, Michael Scott, writes: After Jill's death, I discovered her extensive participation in an online forum for breast cancer patients...

Brush Spirit with Barbara Bash at the WBC

News from the Westchester Buddhist Center
Saturday, December 9, 2017 (10 am - 5 pm)
Suggested donation: $90 (includes materials)
Eileen Fisher Headquarters: 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533

Announcing the 6th Annual Profound Treasury Retreat

News from The Profound Treasury Retreat
June 15-24, 2018
Ferry Beach Conference Center, Saco, Maine

The Dragon

Inscrutability is represented by the dragon. The dragon is energetic, powerful, and unwavering….According to tradition, the dragon abides in the sky in the summer, and hibernates in the ground during the winter. When the spring comes, the dragon rises from the ground with the mist and the dew. When a storm is necessary, the dragon breathes out lightning and roars out thunder. This analogy gives us some feeling of predictability within the context of unpredictability. Inscrutability is also the state of settling down in your confidence–remaining solid and relaxed at once. You are open and fearless, free from longing and doubt, but at the same time, you are very interested in the movements of the world. Your wakefulness and intelligence make you self-contained and confident with a confidence that needs no reaffirmation through feedback. So the state of inscrutability is conviction that doesn’t need confirmation. You feel a sense of genuineness, that you are not deceiving yourself or others. That notion comes from being settled.

— From “Authentic Presence” in Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, pages 168-169. Shambhala Dragon Edition.

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A Conversation with Jane Kolleeny

Julia talks with Jane Kolleeny about the Westchester Buddhist Center. Visit westchesterbuddhistcenter.org for more information.

Rinpoche’s Naropa

1974 Boulder, Colorado 700 hippies cross-legged chanting, "Aditia Radayam Punyam Sarve Shatru Vina Shanum." Clueless, I sing along, staring at braless, white peasant shirted young women, longing to be...

My Very Short Life in Tibet

Here's a short one from Michael Chender in the spirit of Alan Sloan's My Very Short Life with Milarepa Very early on, I was looking to see if maybe I had...

Planting Terma on Mount Tamalpais

One day in the early 1970s, Trungpa Rinpoche decided to bury treasures on Mount Tamalpais. Here is Sam Bercholz's account of that expedition.

The Day My Car Died

When my guru lay dying, I was in Boulder and he was in Halifax, but I had never been closer to him. Every breath he took was another moment...

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...

Qualities

My stories of the Vidyadhara are pretty uneventful. As a kasung, as personal guard, I got to be around him many times, and I lived in the Court in...

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...

An Interview with Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche

This interview was recorded at Pema Osel in Vershire, Vermont on August 9, 2010, during Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche's tour of North Americ

Father Thomas Keating and Trungpa Rinpoche Talk About Egolessness

Father Thomas Keating and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in dialogue at the Naropa Christian Buddhist Conference, 1983
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Glimpses of Yarne

Gampo Abbey is a Shambhala Buddhist Monastery on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. At the time of filming, it was celebrating thirty years since its founding by Chögyam...

Interview with James George

27 June 2003     Excerpt from recorded interview If you have the time and the bandwidth, this short (12 minute) recording is worth listening to. It captures a certain quality that is...

Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche in Vermont

    Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche is traveling with an exhibition of sacred relics and artifacts that belonged to HH Dilgo Khyentse. Here are a series of photographs from the exhibit. Khyentse Yangsi...

Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Visit to Halifax, June 2012

The shrine room was packed for the long awaited visit of Tsoknyi Rinpoche to Halifax in June 2012.