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The images captured in this video convey a glimpse of the profound devotion that is at the heart and root of the practicing lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Ugyen's devotion and service to Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche ...

When Chögyam Trungpa met Jules Chender

Yuli Shenderoff was born in Russia in 1920 at a time of pogroms against the Jews. As a very small boy, he learned to lie when strangers came to...

Tribute to Michael Chender

With very deep sadness and an unfathomable feeling of loss we pass on the news that Michael Chender died at home, surrounded by family on Tuesday evening, July 2, 2019. For those...

Auspicious Coincidence

These three talks were given at Karme Choling in 1980 during the tenth anniversary celebration of Trungpa Rinpoche's arrival in North America

Walk Slowly, Arrive Now

Gradual and/or Instantaneous:
A Review of Two Very Different Books That Converge on a Vital Topic

A Project of Special Interest to Chronicles Readers

We wanted to share with you a project that we feel has a special significance for our readers, and our core mission

Togden Achö – Recollections

Escape from Tibet with Trungpa Rinpoche
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The Question of Magic

As far as tantra is concerned, magic is working with the real world on a completely ordinary level. Magic is completely relevant to our world, our life and our path.
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Touch and Go

Chögyam Trungpa's Epic Journey to the West

It Was the Memory of His Kindness

I read something recently that recalled the evening I heard Chögyam Trungpa speak in Toronto in the autumn of 1971. My memories of that evening come back to me...

Conquering Fear Is Not Blocking Sensitivity

Conquering fear is not based on blocking your sensitivity. Otherwise, you become a deaf and dumb monarch, a jellyfish king. Sitting on a horse requires balance, and as you acquire that balance in the saddle, you have more awareness of the horse. So when you sit in the saddle on your fickle horse, you feel completely exposed and gentle. If you feel aggressive, you don’t have a good seat. In fact, you are probably not even riding the horse. You don’t put your saddle on a fence railing. You have to saddle a real horse. In this case, riding the horse is riding somebody else’s mind. It requires a complete connection. In the Buddhist tradition, this is called compassion, or working with somebody else. You are completely exposed in this situation. Otherwise, it’s like a medieval knight encased in his armor. It’s so heavy that he has to be cranked up onto the horse. Then he rides off to battle and usually falls off. There’s something wrong with that technology.

— From “Conquering Fear,” in The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume Eight, page 406.

Video Tribute to Chögyam Trungpa from Gesar Mukpo

Gesar writes: I put this tribute slideshow to my father together. Check it out and spread the link to anyone who may like to watch it. I feel very fortunate to have had such an amazing father and am honored that he touched so many lives. Happy Parinirvana day all and jolly "good luck!"

How To Speak the English Language

Elocution lessons with Trungpa Rinpoche Soon after arriving in India in 1960, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche began to study English with the help of Freda Bedi and later John Driver, both...

The Usual

During 1985 and 1986 I attended Rinpoche weekly. Upon entering his room, there was often a vast sense of space. This particular day, not unlike other days, he wanted...

The Fibre Glass Buddha

Many people meeting the Vidyadhara for the first time may have felt awkward and out of place. Some may even have felt as deeply ambivalent about the situation and...

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...

A Message

One day in the sitting room of the Kalapa Court on Mapleton Avenue, around 1977-78, I was attending Rinpoche as a Black Guard. He asked me to take a...

At Suzuki Roshi’s Funeral

In this seven minute audio clip, Sam Bercholz describes the events surrounding Roshi's funeral, including Rinpoche's comments about appointing a dharma heir, and ...

Interview with Tulku Thondup Rinpoche

This interview was conducted in Cambridge, Massachusetts in October 2014. Thank you to Sam Bercholz for conducting the interview, and to videographer Ivan Bercholz. Part One: About his teacher,...
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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...

On Meeting Thomas Merton

"The first genuine person I met from the West" -Trungpa Rinpoche

The Pygmy Farm

In the late 1960s a group of friends from various parts of the country met in San Francisco and (when one of them happened to find a cheap farm...
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Children’s Day Candlelight Ceremony

At the Halifax Shambhala Centre