Dear Friends,

We are very pleased to announce that the matching funds challenge has been met.

Thank you to all our donors. We are inspired by your generosity!

 

Year End Funding Drive 2019

We have two high priority projects

Audio Problems

Please Note: As you may have noticed, the audio on the site is not working at this point -- this includes all of the audio talks by Trungpa Rinpoche...

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche Dies at 95

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche (1924-2019)
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The Wayside Initiative

Allies and tools for the greater good in Nova Scotia

Mindfulness, Compassion, and Daily Life with Judy Lief

Facing Death, Working with Dying, A Fresh Look at Relationships, and Milarepa’s Journey

Propagating the Dharma

A two-minute clip from Talk Five of the 1975 Seminary
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On Moonbeams

On October 10, 2019, Elizabeth Callahan and Derek Kolleeny had this really helpful discussion about MOONBEAMS OF MAHAMUDRA. Thank you to both of them and to the 60 participants who joined in.

Buddha Wasn’t a Buddhist

Working with others is a question of being genuine and projecting that genuineness to others. The work you do doesn’t have to have a title or a name particularly. It is just being ultimately decent. Take the example of the Buddha himself–he wasn’t a Buddhist!

— From “Becoming a Full Human Being” in The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology, page 142.

Walter Fordham

Introducing Dispatches -- a radio programs about people's fundamental connection with the guru, dharma, and sangha and how their lives reflect that connection.

Among the Great Clouds of Drala Warriors

It is you, supreme among gods and humans, Who coalesced the 84,000 dharmas Into a single, indestructible life force.

Scattered Pearls

Early 1980's: There was an outdoor patio party at the Kalapa Court in Boulder, for the Court staff. I attended, as I was on the kitchen service staff. I...

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...

Like a Foreign Country

He called a meeting of his senior students from the Bay Area and told us that things were going to get worse in this country...

Road Trip to Crestone

BOULDER, early summer afternoon, 1982 - The reception for the Vajradhatu and Nalanda staff in the back garden of Kalapa Court is a familiar scene: uniformed servers offer heavy...

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...

The Usual

During 1985 and 1986 I attended Rinpoche weekly. Upon entering his room, there was often a vast sense of space. This particular day, not unlike other days, he wanted...

Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche Talks About Our Connections

Recorded for the Ocean Feast Practice on the Anniversary of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's Parinirvana

A Children’s Day Story

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

Karseng Rinpoche Brings Trungpa Rinpoche’s Treasure Teachings to the West

During Karma Senge Rinpoche's first visit to the West in 2003, the Shambhala community learned that Trungpa Rinpoche had discovered a number of terma teachings during his early life...

Joining Heart and Mind: An Evening with the Karmapa

During his last event in New York, a public talk at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan, the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, leader of the...

Lessons from Milarepa’s Life and Songs

Review of a New Book by Chogyam Trungpa

Beyond Comprehension

Book Review: From Lion’s Jaws, Chögyam Trungpa’s Epic Journey to the West
by Grant MacLean