Vajrayogini and the Five Wisdoms in Relationships

25 May - 2 June 2019

With Sarah Coleman, Mark Nowakowski & Brian Hilliard

Restricted retreat for those who have received the empowerment of Vajrayogini.
 

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A Brief History of Tassajara

From Native American Sweat Lodges to Pioneering Zen Monastery

with a Foreword by David Chadwick from Cuke Press,
a project of Cuke Archives


This book is based on a scrapbook that sat for years in the office of Tassajara Springs, Zen Mountain Center, deep in the mountains of Monterey County, California. It was put together by Marilyn McDonald who was a frequent guest at Tassajara from the mid-seventies to mid-eighties. From the day she arrived she was fascinated with the history of the place, did extensive research and many interviews. Marilyn passed away January, 2017, and a combination of her friends, family, and a few of us Zennies put a lot of effort into polishing it up and making it widely available.  

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Khandro Rinpoche to Teach in Halifax

August 3&4, 2019

Karma Changchub Ling is pleased to announce that Khandro Rinpoche will visit Halifax to give teachings on "Mind Training (Lojong)" on August 3 and August 4. The teachings will take place in the McInnes Room on the Dalhousie Campus. Registration will start June 1.

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A Review of Chögyam Trungpa's Latest Title

Fear and Courage in the Three Yanas with Judy Lief

Ocean is pleased to announce this new course based on Judy Lief's teachings at Profound Treasury Retreat

Book Launch: THE FUTURE IS OPEN

Join Carolyn Gimian and Barry Boyce in celebrating the launch of this important new book by Chögyam Trungpa

A Brief History of Tassajara

From Native American Sweat Lodges to Pioneering Zen Monastery

Tribute to Trungpa Rinpoche

Listen to Robin's audio tribute to the Vidyadhara.

Disappointment

An Early Talk to the Community

Dharma in the West: Part Two

You cannot be a good leader if you have an agenda of your own

Foreword to The Rain of Wisdom

As for myself, the older I get, the more of a Kagyü person I become. -CTR

Dharma in the West: Part One

Having received Buddhism in the most authentic way, we must now continue that in a very changed world

On the Mamos, the Dharmapala Principle and Mahakali Vetali

... the feminine principle, functions as a force of creating harmony, friendship, and connectedness, in relationships and family, in community, between self and nature, and between mind and body.

The Dön Days

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

A Profound Book of Love and Warriorship

A Review of BURIED RIVERS by Ellen Korman Mains

A Glimpse of the 16th Karmapa

Through the eyes of Steve Roth

Sounds like Children’s Day

A Chronicles Radio Special Edition from December 21, 2006
video

Children’s Day Candlelight Ceremony

At the Halifax Shambhala Centre, 20 December 2018

Robin Kornman on the The Rain of Wisdom

Robin talks about some of the Kagyü Gurtso and some of the early history of the Nalanda Translation Committee.

Remembrance

My first perception of Khyentse Rinpoche was that of a wonderfully loving grandfather.


Book Launch: Live on the Chronicles

Join Carolyn Gimian and Barry Boyce in celebrating the launch of THE FUTURE IS OPEN

Sunday, March 31, at 1:00 PM EST

All attendees will receive a 30% discount on this book at Shambhala.com

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Why Bother?

This life is very valuable. Human birth is very important. You have a chance to practice, a chance to learn the truth, and still the question of “Why bother?” keeps cropping up again and again. You see, the path actually consists of “Who am I? What am I? What is this? What isnt this?” all the time until enlightenment is actually achieved. The question “Why bother?” has never been answered. It becomes one of the mantras of the path. “Why bother?” goes on all the time.

— From “The Star of Bethlehem” in The Path is the Goal: A Basic Handbook of Buddhist Meditation, page 46.

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Creating a Drala Culture

During his lifetime, the Vidyadhara took an active role in design. I believe his personal involvement with design was due in part to the great joy he derived from...

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...

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...

Your Guess is as Good as Mine

I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Trungpa give a lecture in Chicago in the 1970's. I don't remember the exact year. I was accompanied by a friend, Terry...

A Conversation with Trungpa Rinpoche About Three Spiritual Icons of the Early 20th Century

I was a student in the Gurdjieff* work in San Francisco and London in the early 1960's. During that time I also attended a number of Krishnamurti** talks in...

Called on the Carpet

As the maintenance man at Naropa Institute in the summer of 1980 I shared the job with work-study partner Harold Turner of setting up and taking down for the...

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...

The Gradual Path of Raising Buddhist Children

A Conversation with Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
video

Touch and Go

Chögyam Trungpa's Epic Journey to the West

GLIMPSES OF ALAYA

A Discussion with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the NTC The Nalanda Translation Committee, Kalapa Court in Boulder, Colorado, Circa 1980. Left to right: Nelson Dudley, Scott Wellenbach, Lodro Dorje, Chögyam Trungpa, Larry Mermelstein,...

Rechungpa’s Repentance

While Rechungpa was gone, he became entranced by the beautiful wild asses in the region—and Milarepa took the opportunity to burn all the books Rechungpa had brought back with him from India. When Rechungpa realized what was happening ...

Beyond Comprehension

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

An Interview with Jakusho Kwong-roshi