In the mid-1980s two meditation masters from different countries and traditions came together to create a beautiful and inspired work of art

Matthieu Ricard on the Anniversary of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s Parinirvana

Here is Matthieu Ricard talking about his teacher, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. This video message marks the anniversary of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoches's passing. Thank you to Matthieu Ricard for sharing these inspiring comments. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche—mahaguru, archetypal spiritual guide, and a close teacher and friend to Trungpa Rinpoche—was born in 1910 in Eastern Tibet and recognized as a...

16th Karmapa: Interview with a Buddha

On the 16th Karmapa’s second tour of the West in 1976, he was interviewed on a television program called “Vermont Report.”

Mahasangha Space at KCCL

Video produced by Robert Zimmerman with the assistance of Marvin Moore Mahasangha Shrine Room Complete! KCCL now has a Mahasangha Shrine Room complete with pre/post meditation room, kitchenette, coatroom, restrooms, and a separate entryway. As you can see in the video above, this new space is fabulous! Thank you KCCL! You have created a much needed resource for...

Tribute to Cathy Pressman

We are very sad to announce that Cathy Pressman died Thursday, August 11. Cathy was a very longtime student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and a very dedicated member of the Buddhist community for many years. She also had very deep and strong connections to the Native American world. Please keep Cathy in your practice and prayers.   Please...

The Passing of Chime Palmo

Khenpo Gangshar's consort/wife, and grandmother to the current Gangshar Rinpoche

Tribute to Tom Crow

Thomas Dale Crow, a longtime sangha member of Halifax, died peacefully July 22 with his wife June at his side, at Parkland at the Gardens where he had been residing in recent months. Tom was born November 9, 1942, in Norfolk, Virginia, where his father was stationed. His father, Dale Crow, was a Navy pilot who went...

The Kids and the Garuda

A story told by Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche at Dorje Dzong, Boulder, May 18, 1990

Tribute to Jan Watson

Our dear warrior sister died on July 1st in the midst of a delightful lunch date, while enjoying a lovely day

Tribute to Deborah Garrett

Our dear friend, Deborah Garrett, died on July 1 following a two year dance with brain cancer

Freedom as Materialism

There seems to be some misunderstanding of the idea of freedom. We think we will be entertained by freedom, rather than actually being a free person, spiritually speaking. You feel that you could indulge in freedom, which automatically means bondage. You depend on freedom for your happiness. You think that, once you are free, you could indulge in spiritual achievement. You could see the future; you could see the past. You will have telepathic powers and read people’s minds. You will have power over others. You could wipe out pain, disregarding karmic situations. You could take over the whole world! That is the spiritual idea of materialism.

— From Talk One in “Work, Sex, and Money,” Burlington, Vermont, April 1972. Edited from an unpublished transcript.

Anne Burchardi

It has been a great honor for me to contribute to Chögyam Trungpa's legacy in some small way, by co-teaching the Tibetan Tradition Course at Naropa University in the...

Alice Haspray

Alice talks about Zen Center, RMDC, NY Dharmadhatu, the South American sangha, the Commission on the Status of Women and Feminine Principle, and the Council of Warriors

Bill Douglas’ “I Shall Not Live in Vain”

Long-time sangha member Bill Douglas started the Naropa music program in 1977 where  celebrated thirty years of teaching. Bill has toured extensively as a a bassoonist, pianist, and composer,...

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At the 1983 Seminary at Bedford Springs, I took a class in Ikebana. While it was very enjoyable, my work wasn't much to look at, and one day I...

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...

Lying To My Guru

"Did you understand anything?"

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...

Compliments to the chef

In 1986 at the Vajradhatu Seminary, I signed on as the breakfast cook at Amakulo, the building used primarily as a family center. One day, the dinner cook became...

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.

Devotion

Created from Lama Ugyen Shenpen's Home Videos of the Lineage

Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma Retreat

By Kim Gilmer and Robbie Dvorkin Devotion and generosity of heart" is a phrase that captures the atmosphere of the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma retreat, held in...

Interview with Garap-la

Garap-la, one of Rinpoche's contemporaries in Tibet, tells the story of CTR's escape.

Interview with Chris Levy: Audio Recovery Technician

Shambhala Archives audio technician, Chris Levy, talks about the audio recovery project, and his ten-year experience of working with Chogyam Trungpa's audio library.