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During Ocean's Sadhana of Mahamudra feast on Parinirvana Day, 2022, master of ceremonies Barry Boyce led us through the story of this dramatic calligraphy executed by Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1980s.
This is the final talk of the Tibetan Buddhist Path, a 14-talk seminar from 1974
The experience of egoless insight and nowness, or the fourth moment
I, Chögyam, your little son, remain in sadness
Once upon a time, there was a little boy who was a rainbow child. He lived in a vast desert and didn’t know where he came from and what his name was. He was all alone and had never met anybody else. He was totally happy and loved the sunrise, the sunset, the moon, and the stars.
This is talk eight from Tibetan Buddhist Path seminary at Naropa, 1974
New York City, February 29, 1976
This is the talk played during the 2021 Parinirvana Day feast on Ocean
Audio recordings, Naropa 1979
Here are the nineteen hinayana/mahayana talks of the 1976 Seminary. Join the Discussion Group
You begin to experience the dawn or glimmer of light, which in Western language is called the Star of Bethlehem
Chogyam Trungpa rendered in charcoal by William Gilkerson
Art In Everyday Life
This is a single talk given at Berkeley on May 18, 1971
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's Children's Day address, 1978.
These three talks, given in NYC in early July 1970, were Trungpa Rinpoche's first recorded teachings in North America.
During the coming weeks, we will be posting the hinayana/mahayana talks (19 talks in all) from the 1978 Vajradhatu seminary.
This is Talk Three from the 1975 Sadhana of Mahamudra Seminar
...the older I get, the more of a Kagyü person I become. -CTR
Reading by David Rome
A talk by Trungpa Rinpoche to his class at the University of Colorado on April 19, 1973.
January 24, 1960
A two-minute clip from Talk Five of the 1975 Seminary
You have past, present, and future, and then you have the fourth moment.
These three talks were given at Karme Choling in 1980 during the tenth anniversary celebration of Trungpa Rinpoche's arrival in North America
As far as tantra is concerned, magic is working with the real world on a completely ordinary level. Magic is completely relevant to our world, our life and our path.
Protective divinities, or protectors of the dharma, play a great and important role in the vajrayana teachings generally.
An Early Talk to the Community
In the vajrayana Buddhist tradition, we talk about how we can discover wisdom behind our passions and delusions. If you simply cut out your passion or your desire, you can't work...
This talk was given to students of Suzuki Roshi at the San Francisco Zen Center.
There was tremendous corruption, confusion, lack of faith, and lack of practice in Tibet.
Three talks on meditation practice from February 1975
The opening address to the Ngedön School of Higher Learning at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, September 12, 1982
In relating with the teacher, your critical input and your surrendering work together at the same time.
Rinpoche 's parting words to the sangha before leaving for a year-long retreat in 1977
In 1973 Chögyam Trungpa introduced a month-long period of meditation called dathün, which he recommended to all of his students.
This talk took place in Boulder, Colorado on April 1, 1971
I expected something extraordinary to happen ... but nothing happened, and he was very pleased.
Trungpa Rinpoche on taking Jamgön Kongtrül's photograph
A Poem by Trungpa Rinpoche
The original audio recording from 1971
The Chronicles would like to wish everyone a very cheerful Shambhala Day/Losar and the very best of the Earth Dog year ahead. Tashi Delek to us all!
There is a beautiful snow peaked mountain / With peaceful clouds wrapped round her shoulders. / The surrounding air is filled with love and peace. / What is going to be is what is...
These two teachings, among the earliest the Vidyadhara gave in North America, provide a glimpse into the profound trust Chögyam Trungpa had in the possibility that genuine buddhadharma could be successfully transplanted into Western culture.
Work, sex and money: these are the main things in our lives that we look to instinctively for satisfaction, and yet ...
VCTR poem for Dan Meade
Talk nine from the Journey Without Goal seminar
These three talks on the enlightenment of the Buddha were given at Karme Choling in December 1975.
This talk was given during a thunderstorm at the Naropa University Christian Buddhist Conference in 1982
This public talk took place in San Francisco on May 20, 1971
A single talk, given in Berkeley, Ca. on May 11, 1971
The Shambhala Archives has released Mahamudra II (talk 9 from the The Yogic Songs of Milarepa seminar held at Naropa's in 1976) to mark the 30th anniversary of Trungpa Rinpoche's parinirvana.
For the hundreds of students who heard these readings, David Rome is the voice of Trungpa Rinpoche's poetry.
In this address, Rinpoche talks very movingly about our individual responsibility to benefit everyone and anyone with whom we are connected.
In The Question of Reality, Trungpa Rinpoche examines the parallels between the path portrayed in Carlos Castaneda’s books on Don Juan and the path of Buddhist Tantra.
This talk was given during a "Dharma Festival" in Boston. Read Boston Dharmadhatu, the Early Days by Anna Taylor for a first hand account of this Festival and a flavor of early community of...
This eight-volume set is a feast of Trungpa Rinpoche's teachings. The set includes twenty-five books plus selected writings, transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews—many of which are available in book form for...
A Tribute to Suzuki Roshi from Trungpa Rinpoche
Trungpa Rinpoche gave two seminars on the bardo states and the six realms in 1971
The Dorje Kasung is a service organization that was formed by Trungpa Rinpoche to protect the teacher and the environment in which the teachings are presented. Most of Rinpoche's teachings on...
This little volume focuses on the attributes of buddha nature, the development of compassion, and the experience of being a practitioner on the bodhisattva path of selfless action to benefit others. Publishers:...
This concise overview of Trungpa Rinpoche's teachings consists of forty selections from fourteen different books, articulating the secular path of the Shambhala warrior as well as the Buddhist path of meditation...
Two seminars on the tantric understanding of the feminine and masculine principles, what they are and how they work together in vajrayana Buddhist practice as the nondual experience of wisdom and...
This sequel and complement to Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior offers more heartfelt wisdom on Shambhala warriorship. Publishers: Shambhala Publications, 1999.
With a foreword by Allen Ginsberg, this collection of poems was organized thematically by editor David I. Rome to show the breadth of the poet's work. Core poems from Mudra and...
Chögyam Trungpa was a calligrapher, painter, poet, designer, and photographer as well as a master of Buddhist meditation. Drawn from his many seminars and talks on the artistic process, this work...
A simple and practical manual for the practice of meditation that evokes the author's penetrating insight and colorful language. Publishers: Shambhala Publications, 1995.
Chögyam Trungpa's extensive love affair with brush and ink is showcased in this book, which also includes an introduction to dharma art and a discussion of the Eastern principles of heaven,...
The great Indian teacher Naropa was a renowned master of the teachings of mahamudra, an advanced stage of realization in Tibetan Buddhism. This book presents Chögyam Trungpa's teachings on Naropa's life...
This volume presents fifty-nine slogans, or aphorisms related to meditation practice, which show a practical path to making friends with oneself and developing compassion for others, through the practice of sacrificing...
These four lectures on the principle of shunyata, or emptiness, are an experiential exploration of the ground, path, and fruition of realizing this basic principle of mahayana Buddhism Publishers: Vajradhatu Publications, 1993.
An in-depth presentation of the nine yanas, or stages, of the path in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Particularly interesting are the chapters on visualization and the five buddha families. Publishers: Shambhala Publications,...
The editor of this volume, Judith L. Lief, calls it "a practical guide to Buddhist psychology." The book is based on two early seminars on the intertwined ideas of bardo (or...
The mandala is often thought of as a Buddhist drawing representing tantric iconography. However, Chögyam Trungpa explores how both confusion and enlightenment are made up of patterns of orderly chaos that...
Two seminars from the 1970s were edited for this volume on the life and teachings of Guru Rinpoche, or Padmasambhava, the founder of Buddhism in Tibet. Publishers: Shambhala Publications, 1991.
A collection of essays, talks, and seminars present the teachings of Buddhism as they relate to everyday life. Publishers: Shambhala Publications, 1991.
Two talks from an early seminar on the principles of the chakras and the karmas, teachings from the Buddhist tantric tradition. Publishers: Kalapa Media (formerly Vajradhatu Publications), 1991.
Chögyam Trungpa's classic work on the path of warriorship still offers timely advice. This book shows how an attitude of fearlessness and open heart provides the courage to meet the challenges...
The duration of this video is 22:39 The Kangyur, the complete library of the Buddha's teachings, was installed in the Karma Dzong main shrine room in Boulder on July 1, 1983. Here...
This collection consists mainly of poetry written during Chögyam Trungpa's first ten years in North America, showing his command of the American idiom, his understanding of American culture, as well as...
A renowned teacher of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition who combined scholarship and meditative realization, Marpa made three arduous journeys to India to collect the teachings of the Kagyü lineage and bring...
An extraordinary collection of the poetry or songs of the teachers of the Kagyü lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, to which Chögyam Trungpa belonged. The text was translated by the Nâlandâ Translation...
Based on an early seminar at the Naropa Institute, this guide to the tantric teachings of Buddhism is provocative and profound, emphasizing both the dangers and the wisdom of the vajrayana,...
A Halloween Message from Trungpa Rinpoche [Audio: 1 minute, 47 seconds]
OUR TOPIC IS DECENCY. Decency here is not in contrast to the indecency of, say, wearing two different-colored socks or not having your zipper done up. We are talking about decency as something more profound to be realized and understood.
This talk was given in Los Angeles on September 16, 1978.
Here is the first ever Shambhala Day address, nine minutes and 17 seconds. It took place just after dawn in the newly renovated third-floor shrine room of Dorje Dzong, now the Boulder Shambhala Center. The room was packed with many students and many young children; it was a joyful moment.
This talk on shunyata, was given at Naropa in the summer of 1976. This video was made possible by the work of the Shambhala Archives.
In short, pithy chapters that exemplify Chögyam Trungpa's hard-hitting and compelling teaching style, this book explores the meaning of freedom and genuine spirituality in the context of traveling the Buddhist path. Publishers:...
An exploration of the five skandhas, or stages in the development of ego, based on an early seminar given by Chögyam Trungpa. The final chapter on auspicious coincidence is a penetrating...
Chögyam Trungpa on Sechen Kongtrül During a recent Sun of Wisdom feast in Halifax, the gathered sadhakas listened to this recording of Trungpa Rinpoche talking about his guru (excerpted from Talk Five...
This seminar is offered at this time to mark the re-publication of The Sun of Wisdom, a guru sadhana composed by Chögyam Trungpa to his root guru, Jamgon Kongtrul of Shechen.
This six-talk series given at RMCD in 1974 examines the nature of mind training.
This seminar on tantra was given by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche at Naropa Institute (now Naropa University) in the summer of 1974, the first year of Naropa. Chogyam Trungpa took an approach to Vajrayana Buddhism that is unique in its experiential flavor.
Trungpa Rinpoche begins by pointing out the necessity of beginning at the beginning. Otherwise it is like "building a castle on an ice block, or an apartment on an airplane."
Trungpa Rinpoche gave two seminars on Zen and Tantra, the first in January 1974 at Karme Chöling, and the second in February 1974, at the Harvard Divinity School. These talks have been edited into The Teacup and the Skullcup, with an introduction by Acharya David Schneider.
Trungpa Rinpoche gave two seminars on Zen and Tantra, the first in January 1974 at Karme Chöling, and the second in February 1974, at the Harvard Divinity School.
This four-talk seminar took place in Barnet Vermont, September 1973
Tail of the Tiger, August 1973
Tail of the Tiger, July 1973
The first volume of Chögyam Trungpa's teaching in America is still fresh, outrageous, and up to date. It describes landmarks on the Buddhist path and focuses on the pitfalls of materialism...
This collection of poems mostly written in the 1960s in England also includes two short translations of Buddhist texts and a commentary on the ox-herding pictures, well-known metaphors for the journey...
Here are a few of the community talks that Trungpa Rinpoche gave during the early years of his teaching in North America.
Talk on Meditation given in Davis, California on May 10, 1971
These are recordings of Trungpa Rinpoche's classes at Colorado University in Boulder in January/February 1971.
These five talks where given at Karme Choling in January 1971.
These seven talks where given at Karme Choling in December 1970.
These six talks where given in Boulder, Colorado in December 1970er, Colorado in December 1970
These five talks where given at the Theosophical Society in Buffalo, New York, in October 1970
Work, sex and money: these are the main things in our lives that we look to instinctively for satisfaction, and yet, they almost never supply it
This 13-talk seminar was held at Tail of the Tiger in August 1970, just one month after Chogyam Trungpa arrived in the United States.
These 17 talks on Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation are among the first talks given by Trungpa Rinpoche after his arrival in the United States in July 1970.
Looking into the world I see alone a chrysanthemum, Lonely loneliness, And death approaches. Abandoned by guru and friend, I stand like a lonely juniper Which grows among rocks, Hardened and tough. Loneliness is my habit— I grew up in...
Using the life of the Buddha as a starting point, this classic on meditation and the practice of compassion explores the six paramitas, or enlightened actions on the Buddhist path. Its...
Chögyam Trungpa's account of his upbringing and education as an incarnate lama in Tibet and the powerful story of his escape to India. An epilogue added in 1976 details Trungpa Rinpoche's...