As I turned onto the Karme Choling road in May 1987 for the cremation, my mind slipped back to the first time I set foot there.

A Kiss Is But A Kiss

In the summer of 1975 I went to Karme Chöling in Vermont for a seminar with Trungpa Rinpoche on “Meditation and Prayer in the Buddhadharma.” Someone suggested that I...
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Glimpses of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Life and Legacy in Tibet

Many thanks to Lyndon Comstock and Jon Ransohoff and everyone at the Konchok Foundation for making this wonderful documentary available. It is such a delight to see where Rinpoche...

Tribute to Deirdre

Deirdre Stubbert, one of the original members of Trungpa Rinpoche's community, passed away on May 11 in Halifax. The Sadhana of Mahamudra will be performed to celebrate Deirdre's life in Halifax on...

Rechungpa’s Repentance

While Rechungpa was gone, he became entranced by the beautiful wild asses in the region—and Milarepa took the opportunity to burn all the books Rechungpa had brought back with him from India. When Rechungpa realized what was happening ...

Tribute to Henry Schaeffer

Henry Schaeffer, an early student of Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, died on May 4th in San Francisco, California where he had lived for the past 30-40 years.

An Evening of Surmang Stories

Halifax: An Evening of Surmang Stories plus momos and drinks, May 19 at the Shambhala Centre.

Natural Dharma

This talk was given during a thunderstorm at the Naropa University Christian Buddhist Conference in 1982

Father Thomas Keating and Trungpa Rinpoche Talk About Egolessness

Father Thomas Keating and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in dialogue at the Naropa Christian Buddhist Conference, 1983

I Urge and I Request

More and more, I think it is just so unfortunate that Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche died so young. If he were alive ...

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On Trungpa Rinpoche’s Unique Brilliance

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and Mark Elliott talk about Trungpa Rinpoche's "mind-boggling brilliance"
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James Yensan

In this 4-minute video, Jim Yensan recalls the sense of trust he experienced as a student of Trungpa Rinpoche.

A Dowsing Lesson

I think it was in 1975 that I walked with the Vidyadhara as he dowsed the land at Karme Choling to find a source of water. The local well...

Interview with Phil Karl

The following conversation between Phil Karl and Walter Fordham took place at the Trident Cafe and Booksellers in Boulder, Colorado on March 16, 2002. Listen to the interview. Background ambiance...

Where Were You When You Heard the News?

I think it must have been a Saturday, that sunny day, April 4, 1987, because both Alice Yang and Dominique LeGrand were with me working at the store. Alice...

When Chögyam Trungpa met Jules Chender

Yuli Shenderoff was born in Russia in 1920 at a time of pogroms against the Jews. As a very small boy, he learned to lie when strangers came to...

Hare Krishna

Rinpoche was teaching a college course at C.U. (University of Colorado Boulder) that had been arranged by Brian Grimes. This was probably fall semester 1971. After class one evening...

Interview with Tulku Thondup Rinpoche

This interview was conducted in Cambridge, Massachusetts in October 2014. Thank you to Sam Bercholz for conducting the interview, and to videographer Ivan Bercholz. Part One: About his teacher,...

Welcome to the New Chronicles!

After almost fifteen years, the Chronicles has a new site

Lineage and Devotion

As our devotion increased in these early years, we came to regard Trungpa Rinpoche as the only and the everything. It seemed that he came out of nowhere, like a bolt of lightning. But there was a larger context...

Pure and All Pervading

KTGR: In the Sadhana of Mahamudra, in the verse that begins, “In the mandala of mahamudra / Shines moonlight, pure and all-pervading …,” Trungpa Rinpoche perfectly conveys his enlightened intention. This verse is incredibly profound.

On Shambhala and the Samaya Connection

Not long ago I heard someone say that people who disagreed with decisions made by the Sakyong or Shambhala International were people who didn’t practice and therefore, we shouldn’t pay attention to them.

Letters of The Current Situation

The Current Situation (TCS), as it was known, grew into a bitter dispute that seemed unresolvable, and over the course of the next three years, generated a flurry of letters and official statements, several of which are presented on this page.