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Video: Chögyam Trungpa’s Birthplace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8C4Lu2047M&feature=youtu.be A high-quality video of CTR's birthplace in Geje, Tibet, featuring an interview with Jessie Litven and Tsediji, whose mother was CTR's cousin.
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Milarepa Day Celebration

Hosted in colaboration with KCCL
February 27: A Day of Hearing, Contemplation, and Meditation

1976 Seminary: Hinayana/Mahayana Talks

Over the coming months, the Chronicles will be posting the nineteen hinayana/mahayana talks of the 1976 Seminary, one talk at a time. You are warmly invited to listen to these...

Chokling Rinpoche: A Powerhouse of Dharma

The passing of Tsikey Choking Rinpoche, 1953-2020

The Feminine Principle

Through listening to these four short and provocative talks, and reading the book that came from them, we will contemplate and discuss this together.

Tribute to Norm Matkin

Norm Matkin, passed away peacefully at Dartmouth General Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia on December 22, 2020 at the age of eighty-seven.

Introduction to The Art of Calligraphy: Part II

...at the beginning you just learn to make straight lines on your paper -CTR

Dharma Art Seminar

The essay entitled "Heave Earth and Man" in THE ART OF CALLIGRAPHY is based on this seminar, which look place at Naropa in 1979

Introduction to The Art of Calligraphy: Part I

Venerating the past in itself will not solve the world's problems. We need to find the link between our traditions and our present experience of life.

Wholesome Learning

It seems that a feeling of basic guilt has been passed down from one generation to another and pervades many aspects of Western life. For example, teachers often think that if children do not feel guilty, then they won’t study properly and consequently won’t develop as they should. Therefore, many teachers feel that they have to do something to push the child, and guilt seems to be one of the chief techniques they use. This occurs even on the level of improving reading and writing. The teacher looks for errors: “Look, you made a mistake. What you are going to do about it?” From the child’s point of view, learning is then based on trying not to make mistakes, on trying to prove you actually are not bad. It is entirely different when you approach the child more positively: “Look how much you have improved; therefore we can go further.” In the latter case, learning becomes an expression of ones wholesomeness and innate intelligence.

— From “The Meeting of Buddhist and Western Psychology” in The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology, page 9.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

During my early studies at Tashi Jong, I heard many stories of Trungpa Rinpoche from my teacher, the late Khamtrul Rinpoche, and other lamas. They all spent time together...

Laughter and Relief

At the 1981 Seminary at Lake Louise, as the physician I was called to see Rinpoche one morning. The staff were alarmed because he had vomited several times. As...

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...

Lying To My Guru

"Did you understand anything?"

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...

The Apple Stem

This story takes place at Karme Choling meditation center in Vermont around 1982. There were two of us working in the graphic design department. I was the assistant. We...

Essential Meditation Instructions

Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche - NYC October 2019

Effortless Beauty by Julie DuBose

Preparing to write this review, I sit down, then pause, put aside my pen, and gaze out the window, taking in the soft moist greens and tawny golds of...

Milarepa Day Offering

https://soundcloud.com/trungpachronicles/doha-of-sadness-by-chogyam-trungpa This poem, read by Steve Baker, is one of the Songs of Chögyam Trungpa from Rain of Wisdom. The Rain of Wisdom was one of the first translation projects that...

Boston Dharmadhatu: The Early Days

His talks were like timed capsules—timed to go off months and years and perhaps decades later

Road trip photo album

Thirty people were interviewed during this tour of the Northeast for a total of over 70 hours of recorded conversation about Trungpa Rinpoche. The following people were interviewed during May...

What Made Him Tick

I'd been eagerly awaiting a chance to see Crazy Wisdom after it premiered in Santa Barbara in February, so when I heard it was playing at the Buddhist Film...