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Here is Matthieu Ricard talking about his teacher, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. This video message marks the 29th anniversary of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoches's passing. Thank you to Matthieu Ricard for sharing these inspiring comments. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche—mahaguru, archetypal spiritual guide, and a...

Tribute to Peter Barbieri

A Sukhavati is scheduled for this evening, October 8th at 6:00 MDT via Zoom. See details below

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Parinirvana Gathering on Ocean, Oct 5, 2020

Some 150 people gathered on Monday, October 5 to commemorate the life and teachings of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Here is the video recording of that gathering.

Damage From the Cameron Peak Fire

Michael Gayner shares photos of the damage

Update on the Fire at Shambhala Mountain Center

The fire is under control and the Great Stupa has been saved

A Message from Lady Diana Mukpo Regarding the SMC Fire

  To the Noble Sangha, I am writing today with a heavy heart, feeling so much sorrow, knowing that fire has burned across our beloved Shambhala Mountain Center.  We do not...

Cameron Peak Fire Reaches Shambhala Mountain Center

This is a poignant moment for everyone with a heart connection to SMC. We will be updating this post as new information comes to light. 

A Day of Practice

On June 28, the Profound Treasury Retreat community hosted a day of practice (nyinthun) on Ocean. Here is a talk that Judy Lief offered during the morning session.

Karme Choling’s 50th Anniversary

From September 17th through the 22nd, KCL will feature a variety of online events for the whole community.

Like Meeting Shechen Gyaltsap Face-To-Face

A Review of Shechen Gyaltsap's PRACTICING THE GREAT PERFECTION: INSTRUCTIONS ON THE CRUCIAL POINTS

Eliminating Unnecessary Complications

Shila, or discipline, is the process of simplifying ones general life and eliminating unnecessary complications. In order to develop a genuine mental discipline, it is first necessary to see how we continually burden ourselves with extraneous activities and preoccupations. In Buddhist countries, shila might involve following a particular rule of life as a monk or a nun, or adopting the precepts appropriate to a Buddhist layperson. In the Western secular context, shila might just involve cultivating an attitude of simplicity toward ones life in general.

— From “The Meeting of Buddhist and Western Psychology” in The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology, page 3.

Jeff Waltcher

Jeff talks about the vision for Shambhala Mountain Center, what has been accomplished there, and the challenges that lie ahead.

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...

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...

Chogyam Trungpa: The Early Years

The Early Years in Colorado This is an account of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's early years in Colorado. It is based on interviews with people who were involved with his initial...

Compliments to the chef

In 1986 at the Vajradhatu Seminary, I signed on as the breakfast cook at Amakulo, the building used primarily as a family center. One day, the dinner cook became...

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...

Servant

One evening in 1971, at the Four Mile Canyon house

Traleg Rinpoche on Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Part One https://youtu.be/Cun4xkvoSlo Part Two https://youtu.be/_vjfWT4QdRE Part Three https://youtu.be/3D30-ckIohI For more information on Traleg Rinpoche, please visit tralegrinpoche.typepad.com

Guru and Student in the Vajrayana

I have written the following in response to a number of requests, including some from the press, for my take on the present situation in the Rigpa Sangha over Sogyal Rinpoche’s behaviour.

On the Mamos, the Dharmapala Principle and Mahakali Vetali

... the feminine principle, functions as a force of creating harmony, friendship, and connectedness, in relationships and family, in community, between self and nature, and between mind and body.

Like a Dream, Like an Illusion . . .

After a two-hour wait in the line at the Kathmandu airport for our visas, Trudy and David Sable and I tried to connect with the promised driver from Tek...

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...

Jigme Phuntsok on Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala and the 25th Rigden

All of you who are disciples of one who in the beginning was Guru Dorje Trollo and who now is Gesar of Ling, and who in the future will be the Twenty-Fifth Rigden of Shambhala ...