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This article was written in February 1998 in response to the following post from Emily Danies: 1) Please would somebody define "mamo" so I can explain it to other practitioners. 2) What is the home practice for mamo chants during this last week before Shambhala Day? ( there's no "center" wherein one can practice).

Mark Nowakowski on the dön days

Mark Nowakowski talks about the don 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
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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.

Father Thomas Keating Dies at 95

A Trappist monk with a connection to Trungpa Rinpoche

Father Thomas Keating and Trungpa Rinpoche Talk About Egolessness

This conversation took place during Naropa’s 1983 Christian Buddhist Conference

Chogyam Trungpa in Mousehole

Chogyam Trungpa in Mousehole The west Cornish potter and teacher Bill Picard, died aged 92 in 2007. He was a cultured and charismatic buddhist. In the early 1960s, having been...


Radiant Compassion

The Life of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

Preface by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

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A Staircase to Enlightenment

In one of the sutras, or discourses by the Buddha, he says that those who practice shamatha meditation, or dwelling in peace, are building a staircase towards enlightenment. To construct such a staircase to enlightenment requires precise measurement and carpentry. The boards have to be completely measured and properly built. The steps must be built properly, the angles must be looked at, and then finally we have to choose certain particular nails that can bear the pressure of people walking on them, and then we hammer them in. So when we talk about shamatha practice, the sitting practice of meditation, we are talking about building a staircase very deliberately, according to the instructions of Buddha. We might ask, “A staircase to what? What’s it like at the top of the stairs?” It doesn’t really matter. It’s just a staircase. We are just building a staircase. No promise, no blame. Let us simplify the whole situation. Let us just build this particular staircase, very simply and directly.

— From Talk Two, Meditation: The Way of TheBuddha, Naropa Institute, June 17, 1974. Edited from an unpublished transcript.

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Judith Simmer Brown

Judith is well known as a dharma teacher and scholar with a special focus on the feminine principle and interfaith dialogue.

May I never be separated from you

Each and every day I make aspirations—really heartfelt aspirations ...

A Half Hour in His Company

I was not part of Naropa in Boulder, but one day I smoked a cigarette on a bench next to Boulder Creek with Trungpa Rinpoche. I knew who he...
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Richard Arthure on Meeting Chogyam Trungpa

Richard Arthure on meeting Chogyam Trungpa. Video by Bill Scheffel.
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A Tour of Biddulph Old Hall

Rigdzin Shikpo takes us on a tour of Biddulph Old Hall in Staffordshire, England. Biddulph Old Hall is the site of some of Trungpa Rinpoche's early teachings in the UK.

No Place To Go

Setting: Karme Chöling 1972 Trungpa Rinpoche and I are sitting side by side. There's a long period of silence. Out of the blue, he looks over at me and says:...

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...

Kasung Log: Bringing Them Around

In the late 1970s the Vidyadhara was making fairly frequent visits to Boston Dharmadhatu. Energy was sparking and new people were popping up almost daily. One of these was a...

Treasure Teachings from Ekajati

Trungpa Rinpoche received a major cycle of terma teachings from Ekajati
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Changing our Relationship to Anxiety and Stress

Andrew Safer talks about his do-it-yourself guide.
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On Becoming a Teacher

An Interview with Jakusho Kwong-roshi

From BORN IN TIBET to FROM LION’S JAWS

From BORN IN TIBET to FROM LION'S JAWS

Guru and Student in the Vajrayana

I have written the following in response to a number of requests, including some from the press, for my take on the present situation in the Rigpa Sangha over Sogyal Rinpoche’s behaviour.

A Children’s Day Story

In a place as far away as the sky and as close as the tip of your nose...