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A Review of Shechen Gyaltsap's PRACTICING THE GREAT PERFECTION: INSTRUCTIONS ON THE CRUCIAL POINTS

Tribute to Fran Lewis

Our dear friend and dharma sister Frances Lewis passed away early Saturday morning, July 18, 2020, having suffered a very recent decline in what had been quite good health...

50 Years Ago: First Teachings in North America

These three talks, given in NYC in early July 1970, were Trungpa Rinpoche's first recorded teachings in North America.

Tribute to Carolyn Kanjuro

Please join us for the online practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra on July 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM MDT, 7:00 PM EDT for Carolyn Eve Kanjuro. Carolyn passed...

Tribute to Hildy Maze

We are very sorry to tell you that Hildy Maze was found dead at her home on Long Island on Thursday. There is not much specific information. It was...

Tribute to Karl Usow

Sukhavati for Karl A Sukhavati Ceremony is scheduled online for Karl, for Wednesday, July 8 at 6:00 pm EDT.  We will recite the Narak Kongshak, a traditional practice for clearing...

1978 Seminary: Hinayana/Mahayana Talks

During the coming weeks, we will be posting the hinayana/mahayana talks (19 talks in all) from the 1978 Vajradhatu seminary.

Tributes for Douglas Anderson

May we all please send our best prayers and wishes to Douglas for a journey free of obstacles and blessed by his strong practice and devotion. Tributes to Douglas

From Now Onward

I was seventeen. July 1973. My brother Neil brought me to hear Rinpoche talk...

A Letter to the Queen of Bhutan on Her 90th Birthday

In 1968, the Queen of Bhutan invited 28 year-old Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to enter into a retreat at Taktsang. It was there that Rinpoche received the Sadhana of Mahamudra.

Meditation Is the Only Way

If you saw two rocks sticking out of the ocean, they would appear to be different from one another on the surface, but if you dove underneath to the sea-bed, then you’d find they were both part of a huge, giant, great rock. So all spirituality in the West and in the East is based on the practice of meditation.

Meditation is the only way to link not only East and West but, perhaps, the whole world, the whole universe. Meditation is the only way which links and which introduces spirituality, and which could make things real and enable people to really see the I-less state–Egolessness. Meditation is the only way to see the profound meaning of Dukkha–Suffering. Meditation is the only way to see the profound meaning of life. It could be switching out a light or pouring out a cup of tea, but there is a great symbol, a great depth of meaning in this, which can only be reached through meditation.

— From remarks made at the Opening Ceremony of Samye-Ling Meditation Center in Scotland, circa 1967.

Richard Reoch

President Reoch talks about his personal journey, his relationship to Sakyong Mipham, and some of the current issues facing the Shambhala community.

Thrangu Rinpoche Remembers Trungpa Rinpoche

On Trungpa Rinpoche, the influences of Khenpo Gangsar, and some of the extraordinary aspects of the Vidyadhara's teachings

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...

At the Redneck Bar

Out in the parking lot ... a man approached from out of the gloom with a rifle in his hand that he trained on Rinpoche

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...

Jump Out the Window

Before I became a Buddhist, I was a mountain climber and nature lover. The Sierra Nevada Mountains of California were my spiritual home. Living in Berkeley in the late...

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...

Cooking Indian Food at Kalapa Court

The first time I cooked Indian food at Kalapa Court in Boulder was in the summer of 1978. I was absorbed searching for some ingredients in the corner cupboard...

Special Message from His Holiness the Karmapa

A single pillar can’t hold up a single building ...

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 Gradual Path of Raising Buddhist Children

A Conversation with Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

1978: Children’s Day at the Court

On the first several Children's Days in Boulder...

The Transmission of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye’s Treasury of Pith Instructions

In December 2012, Steve Cline had the opportunity to speak with Lama Sonam Phuntsho about the transmission of the Dam Ngak Dzo. Here is their conversation.

Chögyam the Translator

"...he used to amazing effect the fact that no one expected him to speak syntactically perfect English. Subtle, complex, and mind-opening ambiguities, as well as multiple shades and layers of meaning emerged easily from his often slippery sentence structures."