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Our funding drive ends on May 31. So far we have raised $32,000 toward our goal of $80,000. Help us reach our goal!

Now that we are a 501c3 organization, all US donors will receive tax receipts for their contributions to the Chronicles.

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2018 Funding Drive

ALL DONATIONS DOUBLED

$33,614

Donated

$80,000

Goal

The Chronicles brings you teachings, stories, tributes and a place to study and practice

Thank you to the Pema Chodron Foundation and other supporters for providing matching funds. All donations will be doubled.

Funds raised during this campaign will support the work of the Chronicles and Ocean. The Chronicles brings you teachings, stories, tributes and news. Ocean is a place to study and practice.

Our support comes only from you, our readers and listeners

With the thirty-first anniversary of the Vidyadhara's cremation just two days away, now is a good time to revisit Raging Bear’s marvelous description of Gade Gar.

A Conversation with Shari Vogler

https://media.s3bubble.com/embed/aprogressive/id/AQEk66059 Shari Vogler served as the head cook to the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his family from 1977 until his death in 1987.

What Is Ngedön?

The opening address to the Ngedön School of Higher Learning at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, September 12, 1982
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The Teacher

In relating with the teacher, your critical input and your surrendering work together at the same time.

Irrepressible Teachings, Ngedön School, and The Next Ten Volumes of The Collected Works

SUMMER 2016: The last two weeks of July have been dominated by the political conventions to nominate the Republican and Democratic candidates for president and vice president of the United States. The polarization of the two parties ...

Burn Self Deception

Burn Self Deception is Jim Lowrey's account of the day Trungpa Rinpoche got the Pygmies, and other community members, to stop smoking marijuana.
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Devotion

The images captured in this video convey a glimpse of the profound devotion that is at the heart and root of the practicing lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Ugyen's devotion and service to Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche ...

Famous Last Words

Rinpoche 's parting words to the sangha before leaving for a year-long retreat in 1977

Yeshe Fuchs

Yeshe talks about her work in the community over many years, and her connections to Chogyam Trungpa and Sakyong Mipham.

Memories of Chögyam Trungpa

He replied, “The path is the goal.”

Rainy Season Dathun

A dathun in Bir, India
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Invitation to Surmang 2018

Announcing the consecration of the Surmang Shedra

Another Bite of the Whole Enchilada

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: Volumes Nine and Ten

The Dathun Letter

In 1973 Chögyam Trungpa introduced a month-long period of meditation called dathün, which he recommended to all of his students.
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Such Thunderstorm

Barbara Bash calligraphs these words from the Vidyadhara's will; soundtrack by Steve Gorn
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Tibetan Buddhist Path

This fourteen-lecture series from the first session of Naropa (summer 1974) is commentary on the entire Buddhist path.

Boston Dharmadhatu: The Early Days

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

A Dowsing Lesson

You just had to tune your mind to the object of desire

Planting Terma on Mount Tamalpais

One day in the early 1970s, Trungpa Rinpoche decided to bury treasures on Mount Tamalpais

It Was the Memory of His Kindness

I read something recently that recalled the evening I heard Chögyam Trungpa speak in Toronto in the autumn of 1971. My memories of that evening come back to me...

Sense of Humor

This talk took place in Boulder, Colorado on April 1, 1971

Looking in the Same Direction

Dennis Southward talks about his time in prison in the 1960s for turning in his draft card, and soon thereafter, connecting with Trungpa Rinpoche.

Just Seven Days Left


Our funding drive ends on May 31. So far we have raised $32,000 toward our goal of $80,000. Help us reach our goal!

Now that we are a 501c3 organization, all US donors will receive tax receipts for their contributions to the Chronicles.

2018 Chronicles Funding Drive

ALL DONATIONS DOUBLED

$33,614

Donated

$80,000

Goal

The Chronicles brings you teachings, tributes and a place to study and practice

Thank you to the Pema Chodron Foundation and other supporters for providing matching funds. All donations will be doubled.

Funds raised during this campaign will support the work of the Chronicles and Ocean. The Chronicles brings you teachings, stories, tributes and news. Ocean is a place to study and practice.

Our support comes only from you, our readers and listeners

The Eternity of Discontinuity

Student: Could you tell me how a person could be more aware of his death?

Chögyam Trungpa: Well, there’s a sense of impermanence which happens constantly all the time. I suppose that’s the starting point, to realize that you can’t hang on to one continuous continuation, that things do change constantly, and that you have no permanent security. There’s only one eternity, and that’s the eternity of discontinuity.

— From “Dome Darshan” in The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume Three, page 546.

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William Karelis

Bill Karelis reflects on the growing pains of the Shambhala community and the role of the citizenry in helping to address these challenges.

You Knocked Over the Musician!

The 16th Karmapa's second visit to the San Francisco Bay Area occurred during the Chinese and (that year) Tibetan new year's celebrations. On the big day the Karmapa hosted...

My Very Short Life in Tibet

Here's a short one from Michael Chender in the spirit of Alan Sloan's My Very Short Life with Milarepa Very early on, I was looking to see if maybe I had...

At a Campfire

At a campfire with the participants of the 1981 Magyal Pomra Encampment VCTR said "Things are familiar and strange." I said I understood the familiar part, but why strange...

No Man’s Land

In No Man's Land, Robert Merchasin talks about an extraordinary day in September 1971, and reflects on the lasting impact the events of that day have had on his life.

The Fibre Glass Buddha

Many people meeting the Vidyadhara for the first time may have felt awkward and out of place. Some may even have felt as deeply ambivalent about the situation and...

Every Lifetime

I had not seen the Vidyadhara in a while. It was probably 1975 or 1976... and when he was visiting NY I had an interview with him. Among other...

An Interview with Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche

Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche is the grandson and spiritual heir of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He was born in 1967 and raised by his renowed grandfather. Since Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's passing in 1991...

Fifty Years Ago

On the anniversary of Trungpa Rinpoche's arrival in India, Carolyn Gimian looks back over the past 50 years.

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...

Lessons from Milarepa’s Life and Songs

Review of a New Book by Chogyam Trungpa

Protecting the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya

Dear Friends, This past summer, a devastating forest fire in the Poudre Canyon near Fort Collins destroyed tens of thousands of acres of forest and many homes in the area....