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We are very pleased to announce that the matching funds challenge has been met.

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On October 10, 2019, Elizabeth Callahan and Derek Kolleeny had this really helpful discussion about MOONBEAMS OF MAHAMUDRA. Thank you to both of them and to the 60 participants who joined in.

Practice Calendar

Weeks of October 7th and October 14th

Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche Talks About Our Connections

Recorded for the Ocean Feast Practice on the Anniversary of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's Parinirvana

Meditation and the Fourth Moment

You have past, present, and future, and then you have the fourth moment.

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...

Tribute to Michael Chender

With very deep sadness and an unfathomable feeling of loss we pass on the news that Michael Chender died at home, surrounded by family on Tuesday evening, July 2, 2019. For those...

Auspicious Coincidence

These three talks were given at Karme Choling in 1980 during the tenth anniversary celebration of Trungpa Rinpoche's arrival in North America

Walk Slowly, Arrive Now

Gradual and/or Instantaneous:
A Review of Two Very Different Books That Converge on a Vital Topic

A Project of Special Interest to Chronicles Readers

We wanted to share with you a project that we feel has a special significance for our readers, and our core mission

Nowness and Tradition

We need to find the link between our traditions and our present experience of life. Nowness, or the magic of the present moment, is what joins the wisdom of the past with the present. When you appreciate a painting or a piece of music or a work of literature, no matter when it was created, you appreciate it now. You experience the same nowness in which it was created. It is always now.

— From Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, page 96.

Tyler Dewar

Barry talks with Tyler Dewar about his training as a Tibetan translator, the experience of traveling with HHK and his party from Dharamsala to New York, and his work as one of His Holiness's English language interpreters.

I Am Immensely Grateful

The importance of what the Vidyadhara did in the West is becoming more and more evident as time passes. He made so many sacrifices so that buddhadharma could flourish...
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A Tour of Biddulph Old Hall

Rigdzin Shikpo takes us on a tour of Biddulph Old Hall in Staffordshire, England. Biddulph Old Hall is the site of some of Trungpa Rinpoche's early teachings in the UK.

Turn it yourself

It was one of the early Level Fives and there were a huge number of participants, mostly from the buddhist community, but there were a lot of new people...

When Gerald Red Elk Met Chögyam Trungpa

After I made the introductions, Gerald Red Elk presented some gifts to Chögyam Trungpa, who was seated. He unfolded some gems: a turquoise stone, which he said represented the nature of the universe; a red stone, which he said represented the nature of the gods; a green stone, representing earth; and a purple stone, representing medicine.

How To Speak the English Language

Elocution lessons with Trungpa Rinpoche Soon after arriving in India in 1960, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche began to study English with the help of Freda Bedi and later John Driver, both...

More interesting…

At the 1983 Seminary at Bedford Springs, I took a class in Ikebana. While it was very enjoyable, my work wasn't much to look at, and one day I...

Tea Offering

In 1982, I was encouraged to join the Dorje Kasung, partly, I was told, because it provided good context, structure, and occasions for direct encounters with the Vidyadhara. In...
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Touch and Go

Chögyam Trungpa's Epic Journey to the West

The Rinchen Terdzo

At some point during the 1970's, Trungpa Rinpoche received a complete set of the Rinchen Terdzo from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Trungpa Rinpoche’s Escape From Tibet: 50 Years Ago

Watch Touch and Go, a documentary on Trungpa Rinpoche's escape from Tibet and follow the escape route maps. As this project is very much a work in progress, please contact Grant...

Another Bite of the Whole Enchilada

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: Volumes Nine and Ten

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.