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Over the coming months, the Chronicles will be posting the nineteen hinayana/mahayana talks of the 1976 Seminary, one talk at a time. You are warmly invited to listen to these talks on your own, and join us on Ocean for...

Basic Buddhism

This is a single talk given at Berkeley on May 18, 1971

Homage to Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Hosted by KCCL and Ocean, Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tribute to Peter Barbieri

A Sukhavati is scheduled for this evening, October 8th at 6:00 MDT via Zoom. See details below

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Parinirvana Gathering on Ocean, Oct 5, 2020

Some 150 people gathered on Monday, October 5 to commemorate the life and teachings of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Here is the video recording of that gathering.

Damage From the Cameron Peak Fire

Michael Gayner shares photos of the damage

Update on the Fire at Shambhala Mountain Center

The fire is under control and the Great Stupa has been saved

A Message from Lady Diana Mukpo Regarding the SMC Fire

  To the Noble Sangha, I am writing today with a heavy heart, feeling so much sorrow, knowing that fire has burned across our beloved Shambhala Mountain Center.  We do not...

Cameron Peak Fire Reaches Shambhala Mountain Center

This is a poignant moment for everyone with a heart connection to SMC. We will be updating this post as new information comes to light. 

A Day of Practice

On June 28, the Profound Treasury Retreat community hosted a day of practice (nyinthun) on Ocean. Here is a talk that Judy Lief offered during the morning session.

Don’t Be Afraid of Who You Are

The key to warriorship and the ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are. Examine your experience to see what it contains that is of value in helping yourself and others. Warriorship is the opposite of selfishness. We become selfish when we are afraid of ourselves and afraid of the seeming threats the world presents. We want to build a little nest, a cocoon, to protect ourselves. But we can be much more brave than that. Even in the face of great problems, we can be heroic and kind at the same time.

— From Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Book and Card Set.

A Conversation With Clarke Warren

In this three-part conversation, Clarke Warren talks about the Ri-me Society, challenges faced by Tibetan communities in exile, and how sanghas in the West might gain inspiration from their example.

Such Thunderstorm

Barbara Bash calligraphs these words from the Vidyadhara's will; soundtrack by Steve Gorn

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.

Meeting Rinpoche

In the autumn of 1969, I was living in Berkeley, California. I had been introduced to Zen meditation by a friend and began practicing meditation either at the Zen...

Servant

One evening in 1971, at the Four Mile Canyon house

Trungpa Rinpoche’s Connection with Alan Watts

Here is Sam's account of Trungpa Rinpoche's friendship with Alan Watts.

We Can Run!

Karme Choling, 1978. We were all excited that Rinpoche was coming to give a teaching program. I was 22 years old. I’d been on the staff at KCL for...

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...

Finding Your Buffalo

By Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, 1 May 2010 There is a story about a farmer who owns a buffalo. Not knowing that the buffalo is in its stable, the farmer goes...

Training: Pema Part Two

That's when he made the famous comment which I've repeated many times: "The monks and nuns should always be horny." He said, "We want real energetic juicy monks and nuns but they should keep their vows impeccably."

A Profound Book of Love and Warriorship

A Review of BURIED RIVERS by Ellen Korman Mains

A Brief History of Tassajara

From Native American Sweat Lodges to Pioneering Zen Monastery

Beyond Comprehension

Book Review: From Lion’s Jaws, Chögyam Trungpa’s Epic Journey to the West
by Grant MacLean