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To make a long story short, there was tremendous corruption, confusion, lack of faith, and lack of practice in Tibet. Many teachers and spiritual leaders worked very hard to try to rectify that problem. But

Old Dog Wags Its Tail

It was April in Halifax.
It was misty and cold.
There was black ice in the harbour.

My Guru Was One Scary Son Of A Bitch

Sung at the Sadhana of Mahamudra feast in Halifax, 4 April 2009

On the 31st Parinirvana

But the weight of your hand has reached through time, touched my heart and made me Mukpo.

The Curse of Devotion

The curse of devotion is the ungraspable imprint of an empty heart

May I never be separated from you

Each and every day I make aspirations—really heartfelt aspirations ...

Let Things Take Their Course

Student: Can you speak about when one is sitting meditation and bodily discomforts arise and one is taken up by the feeling of discomfort and boredom?…

Chögyam Trungpa: When bodily pain or pleasure arise, it is very simple. You just perceive it and just leave it. You do not have to put it through any process of any kind. Each situation is unique. Therefore you just go along with it, let it happen according to its nature.

S: I don’t quite understand what you mean by “go along with.”

CT: It is a matter of acceptance. Even though the acceptance of what is happening may be confusing, just accept the given situation and do not try to make it something else; do not try to make it into an educational process at all. Just see it, perceive it, and then abandon it. If you experience something and then disown that experience, you provide a space between that knowledge and yourself, which permits it simply to take its course. Disowning is like the yeast in the fermentation process. That process brews a state of mind in which you begin to learn and feel properly.

— From “Auspicious Coincidence,” in Glimpses of Abhidharma, pages 99 to 100. Shambhala Dragon Ediiton.

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Tsoknyi Rinpoche

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A Penny for Your Thoughts

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Burn Self Deception

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Every Lifetime

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Research Expedition to Prince Edward Island

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Interview with Phil Karl

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