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A Trappist monk with a connection to Trungpa Rinpoche

Father Thomas Keating and Trungpa Rinpoche Talk About Egolessness

This conversation took place during Naropa’s 1983 Christian Buddhist Conference

Chogyam Trungpa in Mousehole

Chogyam Trungpa in Mousehole The west Cornish potter and teacher Bill Picard, died aged 92 in 2007. He was a cultured and charismatic buddhist. In the early 1960s, having been...

Robin Kornman on the The Rain of Wisdom

Robin talks about some of the Kagyü Gurtso and some of the early history of the Nalanda Translation Committee.

Love in the Time of Chaos

Training in Tenderness, by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Shambhala Publications, 2018
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Glimpses of Yarne

Gampo Abbey is a Buddhist Monastery on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. At the time of filming, it was celebrating thirty years since its founding by Chögyam Trungpa...

Chögyam the Translator

"...he used to amazing effect the fact that no one expected him to speak syntactically perfect English. Subtle, complex, and mind-opening ambiguities, as well as multiple shades and layers of meaning emerged easily from his often slippery sentence structures."

Vana Jakic recalls Trungpa Rinpoche

Vana Jakic talks about her interactions with Trungpa Rinpoche in England in the 1960s.

Rainy Season Dathün at Deer Park

In India, sites sacred to the Buddha are scattered all over the land, but in the Buddha’s homeland there are very few Indian practitioners who follow the Buddha’s teachings.

Historical Comments on The Sadhana of Mahamudra

There was tremendous corruption, confusion, lack of faith, and lack of practice in Tibet.
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Kunga Dawa on Chögyam Trungpa and Sadhana of Mahamudra

This footage is from a three-hour interview Cathy Hubiak and Bill Scheffel conducted with Kunga Dawa, Richard Arthure, earlier this year.
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Journey to Taktsang

In this slideshow, Chögyam Trungpa talks about receiving the Sadhana of Mahamudra at Taktsang in 1968. Commentary and readings by Carolyn Rose Gimian. In 1968, Trungpa Rinpoche left the United Kingdom...

Vancouver Meditation Seminar: 1975

Three talks on meditation practice from February 1975


Overcoming Self-Deception: Teachings from the Sadhana of Mahamudra with Carolyn Gimian, Jade Kranz, Sara Lewis

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Committing to the Present

If a person realizes that a whole chain reaction of incidents brought him into the present situation, that solves a lot of problems. It means that you have already made a commitment to whatever you are doing and the only way to behave is to go ahead, rather than hesitating constantly in order to make further choices. It is like knowing that a certain restaurant serves a particular dish that you have in mind to eat. Rather than wasting a lot of time reading the menu after you have sat down in the restaurant, go ahead and order that dish and eat it. In a sense it is a timesaving device to know that the incidents that happen in the round of life are constantly creating a particular unique situation. This is a very powerful insight which brings us a sense of freedom. It is knowing that at one and the same time you are not committed to the present situation and you are committed to it. But what we do with the present situation as it relates to the future is completely up to us. It is an open situation.

— From “Auspicious Coincidence,” in Glimpses of Abhidharma, page 95.

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Conversation with Chuck Lief

Chuck discusses his many years of experience in social enterprise, providing housing, childcare, and health care for low income individuals and families.

The Incomparable Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Dear fellow sangha of the incomparable Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Ki! Greetings from the Shambhala Belt, as the Vidyadhara called the area I have been living in for 12 years...

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...

In The Beginning with Rinpoche

The year was 1971. I had just left NYC with my wife-to-be, after ending up a two-year stay as director of a new age enlightenment and communication center. It...

Lunch is served

I was on staff as a cook in the Vidyadhara's household in Los Angeles in 1979. It was a joint ITS (Intensive Training Seminar) and ATS (Advanced Training Seminar)...

Hare Krishna

Rinpoche was teaching a college course at C.U. (University of Colorado Boulder) that had been arranged by Brian Grimes. This was probably fall semester 1971. After class one evening...

On Rinpoche and Roshi

In this episode, Henry Schaeffer and Sam Bercholz cover a lot of ground in 18 minutes, including Rinpoche throwing his mala over a fence in Oakland, Roshi blessing ...

Every Expression a Teaching

Today when I was meditating, I remembered a small incident with the Vidyadhara.

An Interview with Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche

This interview was recorded at Pema Osel in Vershire, Vermont on August 9, 2010, during Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche's tour of North Americ

In the Shadow of the Purkhang

Here is Raging Bear’s marvelous account of Gade Gar.

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...

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 ...

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,...

In Accord With Our True Nature

Update: (17 January 2005) David Chadwick did an interview with Jack in 1995, which he has just posted on cuke.com. Here's a link: Crooked Cucumber Interview with Jack Elias....