Our funding drive raised just under $62,000! Although we did not reach our goal, we are greatly inspired by the generosity and enthusiasm of our readers.
The Chronicles will continue to bring teachings, stories, tributes and news to a worldwide audience. Ocean will continue to offer online classes and practice opportunities to a vibrant and growing online community.
Director Mark Elliott has been making films about Buddhism for 40 years, ever since he walked into Dharamsala, India, with a primitive video camera and made a film on Tibetans in exile at the invitation of the Dalai Lama. His documentaries are simple, straightforward chronicles, whether they tell the story of a person or a place. Underneath their ordinary exterior, these films contain a wealth of information about the transition of Buddhism from Eastern to Western hands.
Rabjam Rinpoche traveled to the United States twice with his grandfather, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, where they visited Trungpa Rinpoche and his community of students. Here are a few of his memories from those visits.