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!

 
Hosted by KCCL and Ocean, Saturday, October 24, 2020

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

Enlightenment Is Further Luminosity

Enlightenment is referred to as en-lighten-ment, rather than as a big gain of freedom. It is further luminosity: it illuminates life. Up to this point, we had a very bad lighting system; but now we are getting a better lighting system, so we begin to see every curve of skin, every inch of our world, properly. We might get very irritated by such sharpness and precision, but that seems to be part of the perspective.

— From “Buddha Is Everywhere,” in Glimpses of Realization: The Three Bodies of Enlightenment, page 73.

My Guru Was One Scary Son Of A Bitch

Sung at the Sadhana of Mahamudra feast in Halifax, 4 April 2009

Jump Out the Window

Before I became a Buddhist, I was a mountain climber and nature lover. The Sierra Nevada Mountains of California were my spiritual home. Living in Berkeley in the late...

We’re Going to Test Your Realization

During the time just prior to the cremation of H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa I was fortunate to meet Trungpa Rinpoche at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim. As an American...

Richard Arthure on Meeting Chogyam Trungpa

Richard Arthure on meeting Chogyam Trungpa. Video by Bill Scheffel.

Meeting the Best Friend That You Will Ever Have

When I was around 13 years old I was very stubborn. One of my first real gestures of rebellion towards my parents was to refuse to go to church...

James Yensan

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

The Tibetan Tent

In 1980, Richard Rice, Bernd Ladendorff and myself decided that the Vidyadhara should have a Tibetan-style tent in which to host His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa at the upcoming...

May I Return Here

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in Jerusalem

1978: Children’s Day at the Court

On the first several Children's Days in Boulder...

1974 Seminary

Visit the 1974 Vajradhatu Seminary in Snowmass, Colorado

The Three Bodies of the Buddha

A Report on Trungpa Rinpoche's Class at CU Boulder, Winter 1971 In the fall of 1970 Bob Lester, then Chairman of the Religious Studies Department at the University of Colorado,...