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Coming Soon:

An Interview with Her Eminence Jetsün Kushok Chimey Luding Rinpoche. Learn more about Jetsün Kushok.

All of you who are disciples of one who in the beginning was Guru Dorje Trollo and who now is Gesar of Ling, and who in the future will be the Twenty-Fifth Rigden of Shambhala ...

At the Time of the Twenty-Fifth Rigden

Now, as for your root teacher, Trungpa Rinpoche and his connection with Shambhala ...

Interview with Her Eminence Jetsün Kushok Chimey Luding Rinpoche

Jetsün Kushok worked full-time as a weaver and part-time as a housekeeper, while also raising four boys, running dharma centers, and practicing—often through the night.

Treasure Teachings from Ekajati

Trungpa Rinpoche received a major cycle of terma teachings from Ekajati
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Changing our Relationship to Anxiety and Stress

Andrew Safer talks about his do-it-yourself guide.

Upon the Day of Sukhavati for Kunga Dawa

It soon became clear that Kunga was the first (prime and close) student.
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Kunga Dawa on Chögyam Trungpa and Sadhana of Mahamudra

This footage is from a three-hour interview Cathy Hubiak and Bill Scheffel conducted with Kunga Dawa, Richard Arthure, earlier this year.
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Richard Arthure on Meeting Chogyam Trungpa

Richard Arthure on meeting Chogyam Trungpa. Video by Bill Scheffel.
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Journey to Taktsang

In this slideshow, Chögyam Trungpa talks about receiving the Sadhana of Mahamudra at Taktsang in 1968. Commentary and readings by Carolyn Rose Gimian. In 1968, Trungpa Rinpoche left the United Kingdom...

Historical Comments on The Sadhana of Mahamudra

There was tremendous corruption, confusion, lack of faith, and lack of practice in Tibet.

As if by Accident

An Excerpt from Ellen's upcoming memoir: Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust


Coming Soon:

An Interview with Her Eminence Jetsün Kushok Chimey Luding Rinpoche. Learn more about Jetsün Kushok.

Truth Always Works

Truth always works. There always has to be basic honesty; that is the source of trust. When someone sees that you are telling the truth, then they will realize further that you are saying something worthwhile and trustworthy. It always works. There are no special tips on how to trick people into sanity by not telling the truth. I don’t think there can be such a thing at all. At least I haven’t found it in dealing with my own students. Sometimes telling the truth is very painful to them, but they begin to realize it is the truth, and they appreciate it sooner or later. It is also important to realize that you don’t have to have control over others. You see, that is exactly the truth situation: you do not have all the answers; you are not assuming control over people. Instead, you are trying to tell the truth–in the beginning, in the middle, and at the end.

— From “Creating an Environment of Sanity,” in The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology, pages 148 to149.

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Wendy Friedman and Richard Peisingers

This week's dispatch is from Wendy Friedman and Richard Peisinger, the coordinators of Sakyong Mipham and Semo Tseyang's wedding festival.

Sherab Chödzin Kohn

The exemplary story of the birth of a guru is that of Padmasambhava. He is born on the calyx of a huge lotus flower in the middle of a...

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in Quick Charcoal

I met Rinpoche in 1971, becoming a student of his soon after, and for life. During the course of it, he assigned to me an eclectic array of different tasks and challenges. One of these was to make portrait sketches of him as he ...

You Knocked Over the Musician!

The 16th Karmapa's second visit to the San Francisco Bay Area occurred during the Chinese and (that year) Tibetan new year's celebrations. On the big day the Karmapa hosted...

Chogyam Trungpa: The Early Years

The Early Years in Colorado This is an account of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's early years in Colorado. It is based on interviews with people who were involved with his initial...

Loss

My mother moved to Boulder when I was a baby and became a student of Chögyam Trungpa. I loved "my Rimpoche" ever since I can remember, long before I...

Meeting the Best Friend That You Will Ever Have

When I was around 13 years old I was very stubborn. One of my first real gestures of rebellion towards my parents was to refuse to go to church...

Please Give Me Space

I'd like to share my story of a personal teaching that the Vidyadhara gave to me in the early 1970s. Its import has grown for me over these many...

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,...

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.

Uncovering Hidden Treasure

From BORN IN TIBET to FROM LION'S JAWS
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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...