CHOGYAM TRUNGPA FOUNDED NAROPA UNIVERSITY IN 1974 AS A PLACE TO FOSTER BOTH INTELLECT AND INTUITION, AND TO SPARK CURIOSITY AND DEEP INQUIRY.
His view and his work have infused Naropa and its development. The Chogyam Trungpa Institute was established at Naropa in 2017, the 30th anniversary of his death, to highlight the work of its founder, providing a comprehensive digital platform as one avenue to access his extensive lectures, poetry and art. Naropa envisioned and is launching the Institute with the close collaboration and support of the family of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Shambhala Archives and the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project. Carolyn Rose Gimian, the founding director of the Legacy Project, has been appointed as the first director of the Institute.
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.