Video produced by Robert Zimmerman with the assistance of Marvin Moore Mahasangha Shrine Room Complete! KCCL now has a Mahasangha Shrine Room complete with pre/post meditation room, kitchenette, coatroom, restrooms, and a separate entryway. As you can see in the video...

Tribute to Cathy Pressman

We are very sad to announce that Cathy Pressman died Thursday, August 11. Cathy was a very longtime student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and a very dedicated member of the Buddhist community for many years. She also had very deep and strong connections to the Native American world. Please keep Cathy in your practice and prayers.   Please...

The Passing of Chime Palmo

Khenpo Gangshar's consort/wife, and grandmother to the current Gangshar Rinpoche

Tribute to Tom Crow

Thomas Dale Crow, a longtime sangha member of Halifax, died peacefully July 22 with his wife June at his side, at Parkland at the Gardens where he had been residing in recent months. Tom was born November 9, 1942, in Norfolk, Virginia, where his father was stationed. His father, Dale Crow, was a Navy pilot who went...

The Kids and the Garuda

A story told by Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche at Dorje Dzong, Boulder, May 18, 1990

Tribute to Jan Watson

Our dear warrior sister died on July 1st in the midst of a delightful lunch date, while enjoying a lovely day

Tribute to Deborah Garrett

Our dear friend, Deborah Garrett, died on July 1 following a two year dance with brain cancer

Khandro Rinpoche Addresses the Ocean Community

During Ocean's Parinirvana Day feast practice on April 4, 2022, Her Eminence Khandro Rinpoche appeared among us. She arrived at the perfect moment and said what we needed to hear.

Weary

There are days I wake up weary

Cheerful Year of the Wood Horse: 1978

Here is the first ever Shambhala Day address, nine minutes and 17 seconds. It took place just after dawn in the newly renovated third-floor shrine room of Dorje Dzong, now the Boulder Shambhala Center. The room was packed with many students and many young children; it was a joyful moment.

Thich Nhat Hanh​

A Great Victory Banner of Dharma

Be Sensitive to Environment

Environment is extremely important, not only in how you treat your children but in how you treat yourself. It includes both animate and inanimate situations: your physical living situation as well as the people around you–your parents, teachers, students, maids, governesses, or whatever. Environment includes your relationship with your business partners, your driver, your waitress, whomever you meet. To be sane and to provide a ground of sanity for others, you need to be sensitive to environment. If you create an unbalanced or aggressive environment, it will produce a sense of separation between you and others–you and your world. Then you tend to blame everything on somebody else, which in turn brings blame onto yourself as well, at the same time.

— From “Creating an Environment of Sanity,” in The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology, page 145.

The Simplicity of This Moment

The world is not perfect, not black and white. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche could be seen as a madman or a scholar. It's pointless to try to come to an...

Molly Nudell

Dispatches is delighted to present this fascinating and very personal look at the often misunderstood realm of Trungpa Rinpoche’s visual dharma teachings.

Tribute to Trungpa Rinpoche

Listen to Robin's audio tribute to the Vidyadhara.

Four Moments of Truth

Four Moments of Truth

No Man’s Land

In No Man's Land, Robert Merchasin talks about an extraordinary day in September 1971, and reflects on the lasting impact the events of that day have had on his life.

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...

My First Buddhist Event

I was dating a girl in western Massachusetts. She was a practicing Buddhist. She invited me to go to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's funeral in Vermont. Being a person versed...

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Retreat in Massachusetts

Between 20,000 and 75,000 years ago, the Laurentide Ice Sheet covered what is now eastern Massachusetts in thousands of feet of ice and carved hills that remain today. In...

First Teaching

It was around 1975 or 1976 and I was a student at the University of California at Santa Barbara. I had been very interested in Buddhism since my early...

In appreciation of Thrangu Rinpoche

In August 2011, Thrangu Rinpoche visited Halifax where he taught on Khenpo Gangshar's text: Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet. The weekend was attended by members of the Shambhala community,...

Finding the Escape Route

By Grant MacLean Like many others, on re-reading Born in Tibet, I found that there were spiritual and inspirational layers I'd missed before. But it only slowly dawned on me...

Necessary Angel

An interview with Henry Schaeffer, by Bill Scheffel Henry Schaeffer studied with Suzuki Roshi before meeting Chögyam Trungpa and becoming the latter teacher's student in 1970. In this video, Henry...

1980 Seminary Slideshow from Allan Novick

Thank you to Allan Novick for sending in these images from the 1980 Seminary

Setting Lobsters Free

During the Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche's tour to Vermont an appeal went out for people to donate funds to release lobsters. As I found out, releasing lives is a practice...

Escape from Tibet with Trungpa Rinpoche

Togden Achö's Recollections: Part One