From BORN IN TIBET to FROM LION'S JAWS

Beyond Comprehension

Book Review: From Lion’s Jaws, Chögyam Trungpa’s Epic Journey to the West
by Grant MacLean
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Meditation: The Path of the Buddha

In 1974 during the inaugural session of The Naropa Institute, Chögyam Trungpa presented this course on meditation.

Online Vajrayogini Feast

Join us online for Vajrayogini Feast this Sunday, December 10th 2:00 pm EST A group of sadhakas in Boston are holding a Vajrayogini abbreviated feast this Sunday, December 10th, starting at...

Applications Available Online

For the 6th Annual Profound Treasury Retreat
With Judy Lief
June 15-24, 2018
Saco, Maine

Life Teaches Us

Every life situation teaches us something. If we go too fast, some incident takes place in our life to slow us down. If we are going too slow, our life begins to push us. Our life situation always contains a message. And that message can be understood, to begin with, if we realize that the resources we have are positive resources. They have nothing to do with destruction or original sin or any pain or misery that we have to reject. So the process of learning spontaneously from our life situation seems to be the starting point.

— From “The Tibetan Buddhist Teachings and Their Application,” in The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume Three, page 523.

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Robin Kornman

Listen to Robin's audio tribute to the Vidyadhara.

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...

Two Moments

I met Rinpoche in person only twice, both in the mid-1980's in Berkeley. Once I waited in a reception line to meet him. When I finally came to the...
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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...

Your Guess is as Good as Mine

I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Trungpa give a lecture in Chicago in the 1970's. I don't remember the exact year. I was accompanied by a friend, Terry...

In the Kitchen at BPB

In 1981 or 82, when I was living at Karmȇ-Chöling in the position of head cook, I still couldn't figure out whether I was connected enough to Rinpoche to...

Never Give Up

In this episode, Jim talks about kasungship, the origins of Sun Camp, and the Vidyadhara's instructions to never give up.

Interview with Tulku Thondup Rinpoche

This interview was conducted in Cambridge, Massachusetts in October 2014. Thank you to Sam Bercholz for conducting the interview, and to videographer Ivan Bercholz. Part One: About his teacher,...

Historical Comments on The Sadhana of Mahamudra

To make a long story short, there was tremendous corruption, confusion, lack of faith, and lack of practice in Tibet. Many teachers and spiritual leaders worked very hard to try to rectify that problem. But

Treasure Teachings from Ekajati

Before leaving Tibet, Trungpa Rinpoche received a major cycle of terma teachings directly from Ekajati. His nephew, Karma Senge, tells the story.

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi Connections

On the anniversary of his passing
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Glimpses of Yarne

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

Children’s Day Album

Of all the cultural traditions initiated by Trungpa Rinpoche, perhaps none have been observed with more enthusiasm and consistency than Children's Day. "Dharma brats" and their parents have been...