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A Review of BURIED RIVERS by Ellen Korman Mains

A Glimpse of the 16th Karmapa

Through the eyes of Steve Roth

Session Four of Cutting Through Ego Clinging

Changling Rinpoche will teach a fourth session of his extraordinary commentary on Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism along with instructions from Khenpo Gangshar on recognizing and working with ego clinging. Sunday, January...

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...

Love in the Time of Chaos

Training in Tenderness, by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Shambhala Publications, 2018


Radiant Compassion

The Life of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

Preface by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

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Leaving the Cocoon

A warrior, or pawo in Tibetan, is a brave person, a genuine person who is able to step out of the cocoon–that very comfortable cocoon that he or she is trying to sleep in. If you are in your cocoon, occasionally, you shout your complaints, such as: “Leave me alone!” “Bug off!” “I want to be who I am.” Your cocoon is fabricated out of tremendous aggression, which comes from fighting against your environment, your parental upbringing, your educational upbringing, your upbringing of all kinds. You don’t really have to fight with your cocoon. You can raise your head and just take a little peek out of the cocoon. Sometimes, when you first peek your head out, you find the air a bit too fresh and cold. But still, it is good. It is the best fresh air of spring or autumn or, for that matter, the best fresh air of winter or summer. So when you stick your neck out of the cocoon for the first time, you like it in spite of the discomfort of the environment. You find that it’s delightful. Then, having peeked out, you become brave enough to climb out of the cocoon. You sit on your cocoon and look around at your world.

— From “The Kingdom, the Cocoon, the Great Eastern Sun,” in Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala, page 7.

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The Samadhi of the Guru

This is a 2007 recording of Susan Edwards reading her piece, The Samadhi of the Guru, on KGNU Radio in Boulder with music by Thomas Lenk.

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Trungpa Rinpoche came to America in the early days of the spread of Buddhism in the west. He was able to connect with many people and many became his...

First Teaching

It was around 1975 or 1976 and I was a student at the University of California at Santa Barbara. I had been very interested in Buddhism since my early...

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...

Four Moments of Truth

Four Moments of Truth

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...

Meeting Rinpoche

In the autumn of 1969, I was living in Berkeley, California. I had been introduced to Zen meditation by a friend and began practicing meditation either at the Zen...

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

May I Return Here

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in Jerusalem

Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Visit to Halifax, June 2012

The shrine room was packed for the long awaited visit of Tsoknyi Rinpoche to Halifax in June 2012.

When Gerald Red Elk Met Chögyam Trungpa

After I made the introductions, Gerald Red Elk presented some gifts to Chögyam Trungpa, who was seated. He unfolded some gems: a turquoise stone, which he said represented the nature of the universe; a red stone, which he said represented the nature of the gods; a green stone, representing earth; and a purple stone, representing medicine.

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,...

Historical Comments on The Sadhana of Mahamudra

There was tremendous corruption, confusion, lack of faith, and lack of practice in Tibet.