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In fact all the great lamas consider Trungpa Rinpoche as a real vidyadhara. He is very special. He is a very authentic master and great scholar. What he wrote is mind-boggling.

Not Dependent on Personality

The lineage is the pipeline and the Yidams are like the water running through it

Open Torii

With letters of support from Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, and Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

How Do You Toast a Mahasiddha?

A Parinirvana Day toast from Antonio Wood

Gentleness and the Genuine Heart of Sadness

Carolyn Gimian gave this talk during the Profound Treasury Spring Nyinthun, which took place on Ocean on April 27, 2021

The Snow Lion

The principle of perky is symbolized by a snow lion that enjoys the freshness of the highland mountains. The snow lion is vibrant, energetic, and also youthful. He roams the highlands where the atmosphere is clear and the air is fresh. The surroundings are wild flowers, a few trees, and occasional boulders and rocks. The atmosphere is fresh and new and also has a sense of goodness and cheerfulness. Being perky does not mean that one is perked up by temporary situations, but it refers to unconditional cheerfulness, which comes from ongoing discipline. Just as the snow lion enjoys the refreshing air, the warrior of perky is constantly disciplined and continuously enjoys discipline. For him, discipline is not a demand but a pleasure.

— From “Authentic Presence,” in Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, pages 165 to 166. Shambhala Dragon Edition.

Lady Diana Mukpo and Carolyn Rose Gimian

Lady Diana Mukpo and Carolyn Gimian talk about how the idea for a memoir first arose and how they worked together to make it happen.

The Cremation

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Absolutely Suicidal

Valentine's Day Edition One day in Boulder, circa 1978, Larry Mermelstein had a very interesting conversation with Trungpa Rinpoche about relationships. Here for Valentine's Day (okay, we're a day late),...

Where Were You When You Heard the News?

I think it must have been a Saturday, that sunny day, April 4, 1987, because both Alice Yang and Dominique LeGrand were with me working at the store. Alice...

An Oryoki Moment

It seems that Rinpoche wanted to know who the young lady was who knew all the chants by heart and ate so beautifully.

You Knocked Over the Musician!

The 16th Karmapa's second visit to the San Francisco Bay Area occurred during the Chinese and (that year) Tibetan new year's celebrations. On the big day the Karmapa hosted...

As if by Accident

An Excerpt from Ellen's upcoming memoir: Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust

Every Lifetime

I had not seen the Vidyadhara in a while. It was probably 1975 or 1976... and when he was visiting NY I had an interview with him. Among other...

Interview with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

The following six-part interview took place in Ward, Colorado in October 2010. The interviewer was Peter Volz, and the videographer was Sasha Meyerowitz. Part One: Rinpoche, welcome to the Chronicles,...

Mindfulness in Action

by Chögyam Trungpa Edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian Available from Shambhala Publications This comprehensive collection of teachings by Chögyam Trungpa offers both new and experienced meditation students an extraordinary guide to mindfulness...

Ten Reasons to Read Diamond Highway

Tony bridges a threshold in the growing body of literature on the life of the Vidyadhara and his students.

The Flight from Tuting

Sixtieth Anniversary of the Last Leg of the Vidyadhara’s Escape to India

His Final Home

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Chögyam Trungpa's parinirvana, the Chögyam Trungpa Legacy Project mounted an extraordinary exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax.

Songs

Song by and adapted by Trungpa Rinpoche.