Naropa University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Chogyam Trungpa Institute at Naropa.

Shambhala Day Address, Year of the Water Dog, 1982

The Chronicles would like to wish everyone a very cheerful Shambhala Day/Losar and the very best of the Earth Dog year ahead. Tashi Delek to us all!

On the Mamos, the Dharmapala Principle and Mahakali Vetali

This article was written in February 1998 in response to the following post from Emily Danies: 1) Please would somebody define "mamo" so I can explain it to other practitioners. 2) What is the home practice for mamo chants during this last week before Shambhala Day? ( there's no "center" wherein one can practice).

Mark Nowakowski

Mark Nowakowski talks about the don days at the end of the lunar calendar and the annual practice of "Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos."

Energy beyond Dualism

The phenomenal world that all human beings experience is fickle and flexible and also merciless. You often wonder whether you can ride on that fickle and merciless situation or whether it is going to ride on you. To use an analogy, either you are riding on a donkey or the donkey is riding on you. Ordinarily, in your experience of the world, it is questionable who is riding on whom. The more you struggle to gain the upper hand, the more speed and aggression you manufacture to overcome your obstacles, the more you become subject to the phenomenal world. The real challenge is to transcend that duality altogether. It is possible to contact energy that is beyond dualism, beyond aggression–energy that is neither for you nor against you.

— From “How to Invoke Magic,” in Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, page 107. Shambhala Dragon Edition.

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Conversation with Chuck Lief

Chuck discusses his many years of experience in social enterprise, providing housing, childcare, and health care for low income individuals and families.

The Path of Guru Devotion

We may be a minority, but there are some of us who have the merit, as well as the guts, confidence and courage to take the path of guru...

We’re Going to Test Your Realization

During the time just prior to the cremation of H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa I was fortunate to meet Trungpa Rinpoche at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim. As an American...

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...

When Gerald Red Elk Met Chögyam Trungpa

After I made the introductions, Gerald Red Elk presented some gifts to Chögyam Trungpa, who was seated. He unfolded some gems: a turquoise stone, which he said represented the nature of the universe; a red stone, which he said represented the nature of the gods; a green stone, representing earth; and a purple stone, representing medicine.

Like a Foreign Country

He called a meeting of his senior students from the Bay Area and told us that things were going to get worse in this country, that we may feel comfortable, but that our comfort was like honey on a razor blade. He said there would be economic problems and earthquakes, that the weather would become more extreme because the dralas would not be protecting the situation, and that it would be harder and harder to practice genuine dharma because of the level of aggression in the country.

The Do-Gooders

I lived at Tail of the Tiger from November 1971 until the spring of 1972 when Rinpoche asked me, along with Ken and Helen Green and their small son Mithra,...

Dennis Southward: Looking in the same direction

Dennis Southward talks about his time in prison in the 1960s for turning in his draft card, and soon thereafter, connecting with Trungpa Rinpoche.

An Interview with Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche

Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche is the grandson and spiritual heir of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He was born in 1967 and raised by his renowed grandfather. Since Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's passing in 1991...

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.

The Rinchen Terdzo

At some point during the 1970's, Trungpa Rinpoche received a complete set of the Rinchen Terdzo from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Pilgrimage to Delhi (New York)

Late in September 2016, fourteen aspirants, mostly “old” students of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, began wending their ways to Delhi (pronounced “Del-High”), New York. We came to receive the Chakrasamvara Abhisheka,...

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The origins and evolution of Sun Camp:
Excerpts from a new book by Will Ryken & Jim Lowrey

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.