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This is the talk played during the 2021 Parinirvana Day feast on Ocean

Gentleness and the Genuine Heart of Sadness

Carolyn Gimian gave this talk during the Profound Treasury Spring Nyinthun, which took place on Ocean on April 27, 2021

Dharma Art Seminar

The essay entitled "Heave Earth and Man" in THE ART OF CALLIGRAPHY is based on this seminar, which look place at Naropa in 1979

Andrew Quintman On Milarepa

From Andrew Quintman's Milarepa Day presentation on Ocean.

Calligraphy Lesson

I loved Trungpa Rinpoche beyond words and admired him more than anyone I had ever met (I was also a little afraid of him).

1976 Seminary: Hinayana/Mahayana Talks

  Over the coming months, the Chronicles is posting the nineteen hinayana/mahayana talks of the 1976 Seminary, one talk at a time. Join the Discussion Group 1976 Seminary Talks Study and Practice Prajna and Dharma Twofold Egolessness Discipline Taking Refuge: Buddha, Dharma Taking Refuge: Sangha Śrāvakayāna Pratyekabuddhayana Summary of Hinayana Introduction to Mahayana Two Truths Inheritance of Hinayana ...

Accepting Imperfections

We must be willing to be completely ordinary people, which means accepting ourselves as we are without trying to become greater, purer, more spiritual, more insightful. If we can accept our imperfections as they are, quite ordinarily, then we can use them as part of the path. But if we try to get rid of our imperfections, then they will be enemies, obstacles on the road to our “self-improvement.” And the same is true for the breath in meditation. If we can see it as it is, without trying to use it to improve ourselves, then it becomes a part of the path because we are no longer using it as the tool of our personal ambition.

— From “The Fool,” in The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation, page 44.

William McKeever

Bill reflects on the choicelessness of service, the path of devotion, practicing with illness, and encountering real fear and uncertainty.

Reflections on the Life and Teachings of Trungpa Rinpoche

This 52-minute audio file is excerpted from a series of talks on the life and teachings of Trungpa Rinpoche, offered in the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya in August 2004, during the Crazy Wisdom Seminar at Shambhala Mountain Center.

Lunch is served

I was on staff as a cook in the Vidyadhara's household in Los Angeles in 1979. It was a joint ITS (Intensive Training Seminar) and ATS (Advanced Training Seminar)...

A Dowsing Lesson

You just had to tune your mind to the object of desire

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...

The Day I Shook Hands with my Guru

Note: This story takes place in Boston in March of 1982. The talk mentioned is the same one that was videotaped and titled "Creating Enlightened Society." It was a beautiful...

Richard Arthure on Meeting Chogyam Trungpa

Richard Arthure on meeting Chogyam Trungpa. Video by Bill Scheffel.

Nothing Else

Sometime in the early 80's, I was helping Trungpa Rinpoche with names for the Vajrayogini abhisheka. I think it was my first time doing that, so it was likely...

Dharma in the West: Part One

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

Chokling Rinpoche: A Powerhouse of Dharma

The passing of Tsikey Choking Rinpoche, 1953-2020

Journey to Taktsang

Travel with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche from Scotland to Taktsang in 1968, and hear him talk about receiving the Sadhana

Extraordinary Being, Ordinary Magic

The 16th Karmapa Rigpe Dorje was once asked by a Westerner what one should do if one witnesses a miracle. The Karmapa responded, "Regard it as completely ordinary." The...

Karma Senge Rinpoche Wins Our Hearts

  On Sunday, June 24, 2007 at the Shambhala Center in Halifax, more than 125 members of the community came to watch a slide show presented by Karma Senge Rinpoche....

Children’s Day Candlelight Ceremony

At the Halifax Shambhala Centre