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Homage to Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Hosted by KCCL and Ocean, Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tribute to Peter Barbieri

A Sukhavati is scheduled for this evening, October 8th at 6:00 MDT via Zoom. See details below

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Parinirvana Gathering on Ocean, Oct 5, 2020

Some 150 people gathered on Monday, October 5 to commemorate the life and teachings of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Here is the video recording of that gathering.

Matthieu Ricard on the Anniversary of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s Parinirvana

Here is Matthieu Ricard talking about his teacher, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. This video message marks the 29th anniversary of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoches's passing. Thank you to Matthieu Ricard for sharing these inspiring...

Damage From the Cameron Peak Fire

Michael Gayner shares photos of the damage

Update on the Fire at Shambhala Mountain Center

The fire is under control and the Great Stupa has been saved

Cameron Peak Fire Reaches Shambhala Mountain Center

This is a poignant moment for everyone with a heart connection to SMC. We will be updating this post as new information comes to light. 

A Day of Practice

On June 28, the Profound Treasury Retreat community hosted a day of practice (nyinthun) on Ocean. Here is a talk that Judy Lief offered during the morning session.

The Heart of Enlightened Action

Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche teaches on the mahayana at the Berkley Shambhala Center, August 2007. Here are talks One, Two, and Three of the five talk series.

Karme Choling’s 50th Anniversary

From September 17th through the 22nd, KCL will feature a variety of online events for the whole community.

Tribute to Fran Lewis

Our dear friend and dharma sister Frances Lewis passed away early Saturday morning, July 18, 2020, having suffered a very recent decline in what had been quite good health these last...

Tribute to Carolyn Kanjuro

Please join us for the online practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra on July 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM MDT, 7:00 PM EDT for Carolyn Eve Kanjuro. Carolyn passed on July...

Tribute to Hildy Maze

We are very sorry to tell you that Hildy Maze was found dead at her home on Long Island on Thursday. There is not much specific information. It was apparently quite...

Tribute to Karl Usow

Sukhavati for Karl A Sukhavati Ceremony is scheduled online for Karl, for Wednesday, July 8 at 6:00 pm EDT.  We will recite the Narak Kongshak, a traditional practice for clearing obstacles, followed...

Tributes for Douglas Anderson

May we all please send our best prayers and wishes to Douglas for a journey free of obstacles and blessed by his strong practice and devotion. Tributes to Douglas

Vaishaka Day

Commemorating the Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment, and Parinirvana

The Wisdom Seat

The Wisdom Seat is a group of Buddhist teachers and practitioners residing in the Mid-Atlantic region who host spiritual teachers, sponsor meditation retreats and offer support to those on the Buddhist...

Karma Changchub Ling (KCCL)

A Buddhist residential meditation center in which monastics and non-monastics complement and support each other

The Chogyam Trungpa Institute

The Chogyam Trungpa Institute was established at Naropa in 2017, the 30th anniversary of his death, to highlight the work of its founder...

Longchen Foundation

Welcome to the Longchen Foundation, an international community of Buddhist students and teachers practising meditation in the Mahayana Maha Ati (Dzogchen) tradition of Buddhism. The community, or mandala, is under the...

Westchester Buddhist Center

Meditation available for all new and seasoned meditators of all Buddhist traditions in Westchester County, NY.

The Profound Treasury Retreat

The Profound Treasury Retreat is a 9-day Buddhist meditation and study retreat based on the Buddhist teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Ri-mé Society

Celebrating the Living Dharma / Based in Boulder, Colorado

James George Chronology

A partial timeline of his accomplishments and continuing activities

Dathün at Dorje Denma Ling

The daily schedule beginnings at 7 am and ends at 9 pm. Sitting sessions are alternated with walking meditation, and with meals, tea, a mid-day work period, and personal time.

Tribute to Marvin Casper

Please keep Marvin, his family and legions of friends in your hearts

The Audio Repair Project

Here is a list of what's working again

The Passing of James George

James George passed away on Friday night, February 7, 2020 at the age of 101. He was an important person in Trungpa Rinpoche's life, and in the history of the Vajradhatu/Shambhala...

Tribute to Sherab Chödzin

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Sherab Chödzin (“Prajna Dharma Holder”) Kohn, very dear friend and colleague for many decades. I was so pleased, by chance,...

Alice and Richard Haspray talk about Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Suzuki Rochi's arrival in North America

Year End Funding Drive 2019

We have two high priority projects

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche Dies at 95

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche (1924-2019)

Mindfulness, Compassion, and Daily Life with Judy Lief

Facing Death, Working with Dying, A Fresh Look at Relationships, and Milarepa’s Journey

On Moonbeams

On October 10, 2019, Elizabeth Callahan and Derek Kolleeny had this really helpful discussion about MOONBEAMS OF MAHAMUDRA. Thank you to both of them and to the 60 participants who joined in.

Tribute to Michael Chender

With very deep sadness and an unfathomable feeling of loss we pass on the news that Michael Chender died at home, surrounded by family on Tuesday evening, July 2, 2019. For those of you...

A Project of Special Interest to Chronicles Readers

We wanted to share with you a project that we feel has a special significance for our readers, and our core mission

On Meeting Thomas Merton

"The first genuine person I met from the West" -Trungpa Rinpoche

Journey to Taktsang

Travel with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche from Scotland to Taktsang in 1968, and hear him talk about receiving the Sadhana

Such Thunderstorm

Barbara Bash calligraphs these words from the Vidyadhara's will; soundtrack by Steve Gorn

Longer Range Questions

After almost seventeen years of Chronicling, a lot has happened: an oral history collection has been gathered, the two websites (Chronicles and Ocean) have been developed, and Ocean has grown into...

Tibetan Buddhist Path

This fourteen-lecture series from the first session of Naropa (summer 1974) is commentary on the entire Buddhist path.

THE FUTURE IS OPEN

A conversation with Carolyn Gimian and Barry Boyce celebrating the launch of this important new title from Chögyam Trungpa

Interview with Karma Senge about Kyere Gompa

The Chronicles (TC): Rinpoche, rather than asking you for further stories about Trungpa Rinpoche today, I'd like to ask you to talk about Kyere Gompa. I'd also like to ask about...

A Brief History of Tassajara

From Native American Sweat Lodges to Pioneering Zen Monastery

A Glimpse of the 16th Karmapa

Through the eyes of Steve Roth

Sounds like Children’s Day

A Chronicles Radio Special Edition from December 21, 2006

Children’s Day Candlelight Ceremony

At the Halifax Shambhala Centre, 20 December 2018

Father Thomas Keating Dies at 95

A Trappist monk with a connection to Trungpa Rinpoche

Chogyam Trungpa in Mousehole

Chogyam Trungpa in Mousehole The west Cornish potter and teacher Bill Picard, died aged 92 in 2007. He was a cultured and charismatic buddhist. In the early 1960s, having been taught by...

Unpublished Interviews

Joudi Adolphe Westman -August 8, 2003 Steve and Jeanne Baker September 3 & 10, 2004 Hazel Bercholz -June 7, 2004 David Bolduc -September 4, 2004 Jane Condon - March 11, 2002 Gabriel Bershen - March 2002 Jeremy Blackburn - August...

Tribute to Bill Scheffel

Our dear friend Bill Scheffel took his life on July 8, in Boulder, Colorado. This is such sad and disturbing news. Bill was a devoted student of the Vidyadhara, a wonderful poet and documentary filmmaker. He will be sorely missed.

Terry Mason (Zanto, Zonto)

Terry died on July 6, 2018 of complications related to lung cancer.

A Conversation with Her Eminence Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

In this interview Her Eminence discusses: Buddhism in the West

Myth of Freedom and the Cosmic Joke with Ani Pema Chodron

In this talk, which is presented in three segments, Pema guides us through the beginning chapters of Trungpa Rinpoche's Myth of Freedom.

Stories of Sechen Kongtrül, told by Tulku Urgyen

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche's Stories of Shechen Kongtrül, read by Larry Mermelstein.

Saga Dawa Sūtra Resounding

A Message from 84000, Translating the Words of the Buddha

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Cremation Ceremony

Thirty-one years ago today, May 26, 1987, hundreds of the Vidyadhara's students gathered in the upper meadow of Karme Chöling for their teacher's cremation. This slideshow presentation of Ray Ellis's photographs,...

A Conversation with Shari Vogler

Shari Vogler served as the head cook to the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his family from 1977 until his death in 1987.

Rainy Season Dathun

A dathun in Bir, India

Invitation to Surmang 2018

Announcing the consecration of the Surmang Shedra

First Thought Best Thought

A slide show of selected photographs by Chögyam Trungpa

The Essential Chögyam Trungpa

An eleven-class course on the essential teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

When Ice Clogged the Harbour

About 10 days before Rinpoche's passing on April 4, 1987, Halifax harbour began filling up with ice...

Join us in Celebration on April Fourth

 Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast & Celebration All are welcome Ocean Shrine Room 7:30 pm Eastern

Children’s Day Candlelight Ceremony

At the Halifax Shambhala Centre

Words of My Perfect Teacher

Including Ngondro Retreat

Smile if you have to

The origins and evolution of Sun Camp:
Excerpts from a new book by Will Ryken & Jim Lowrey

Iliana: A Winter Solstice Tale

A Story for Children's Day

Children’s Day Songs & Stories

A collection of stories and songs celebrating Shambhala culture and Children's Day, the winter solstice holiday. Contains A Children's Day Story as told by Martin Janowitz, short biographies of both Sakyongs and many...

I Would Not Dare

Originally published on Youtube on Oct 2, 2017 by iQIYI, a provider of high-quality video and entertainment services in China.

Meditation: The Path of the Buddha

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

Kindness in the Trenches

From Jill Scott's participation in the breastcancer.org online community Jill's Husband, Michael Scott, writes: After Jill's death, I discovered her extensive participation in an online forum for breast cancer patients — breastcancer.org...

Tribute to Beverly Johnson

Beverly Johnson, 76, a longtime student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, died August 19. Viewing was held at the Shambhala Center in Boulder on Thursday, August 24 and was followed by a Sukhavati ceremony. Beverly was...

Tribute to Dan Meade

In 1978 Dan Meade was appointed by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche as the Ambassador to Philadelphia where he and his wife Meera served until1985. Dan was one of the first Ambassadors, along with...

Tribute to Deirdre

Deirdre Stubbert, one of the original members of Trungpa Rinpoche's community, passed away on May 11 in Halifax. The Sadhana of Mahamudra will be performed to celebrate Deirdre's life in Halifax on Saturday May...

Tribute to Henry Schaeffer

Henry Schaeffer, an early student of Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, died on May 4th in San Francisco, California where he had lived for the past 30-40 years.

Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes

The Practice of Contemplative Photography, by Andy Karr and Michael Wood, offers a practical system of instruction that applies the wisdom of Buddhist teachings on perception and creativity to the contemporary...

Her Eminence Jetsun Khandro Rinpocheon the passing of Peter Lieberson

I was deeply saddened by the passing of Peter Lieberson, who was both a good friend and a wonderful teacher and student of the Buddhadharma. Lopön Peter, as he was known...

Tribute to Arthur Louis Borden

___________________________ Refuge name: Chime Chodzin - Eternal Holder of Dharma Shambhala name: Milk Thunderstorm Bodhisattva name: Jigme Lamchen - Highway of Fearlessness. __________________________ Jan 31, 1943 - Aug 27, 2009 Two poems Arthur wrote this poem when he...

Jakusho Kwong-Roshi Describes Being with Trungpa Rinpoche

https://vimeo.com/24712305 Video by Bill Scheffel Jakusho Kwong-roshi is a lineage heir of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi and was also close to Trungpa Rinpoche. He is the founder and abbot of the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center...

His Holiness’ Visit to Karma Thegsum Choling

Shamong is located in a beautiful rural part of New Jersey (yes that does exist), in the Pine Barrens, and the KTC there is located in a very modern very large...

The Parinirvana of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen

Prominent teachers and thousands of devoted Tibetan and Western students gathered and practiced at Mindrolling Monastery in India to pay respects to His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche, who passed into parinirvana...

A Conversation With Clarke Warren

In this three-part conversation, Clarke Warren talks about the Ri-me Society, challenges faced by Tibetan communities in exile, and how sanghas in the West might gain inspiration from their example.

Tribute to Olive Colón

Our dear vajra sister Olive Colón passed away on June 13, 2016. Members of the Tucson Sangha, along with neighbors and friends, were by her side, assisting her through her decline...

A Conversation With David Rome

Part one focuses on David's years as Trungpa Rinpoche his personal secretary and head of the Kasung. Part two is a discussion about the principles of commmand and protection. Part three is about his many activities since leaving Boulder in 1983.

Tribute to Binny Clarke

Dear friends, we just received word that Binny has passed on, quietly and peacefully in his home in New Boston, NH. Janet Romaine, his siblings, as well as his caregivers were...

Tribute to George Marshall

By Cicely Berglund A long time ago Rinpoche said 'One day you will be dropping like flies' -so make the most of this opportunity. And indeed this is happening, increasingly over the...

Tribute to Suzanne Duarte

By Clarke Warren Suzanne Duarte (previously Suzanne Head) died suddenly, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 of an apparent heart attack. Suzanne and her husband Jan-Paul Vroom were sharing a relaxed evening together...

Controversial Major New Mindfulness Study

University of Münsburg Medical Research Center The Chronicles has followed the mindfulness movement with interest, coming as much of it does out of Buddhist practice. Many of us have been a bit...

Tribute to Maggie Russell

With grace and dignity Margaret 'Maggie" Elizabeth Oliphant Russell passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 24th at her home in Hatchet Lake surrounded by her children, daughters in law, and all...

The Passing of Chatral Rinpoche

The renowned dzogchen master Chatral Rinpoche (1913-2015) passed away in Yangleshö, Nepal on December 30th, 2015, at the age of 102. He was a disciple of many great masters, including Khenpo...

Tribute to William Gilkerson

Bill Gilkerson died in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia on November 29, 2015 after an eight-year illness.

Tribute to Andrew MacLean

5 December 2015 Andrew MacLean died early on November 22, his 37th birthday, in a car accident in Boulder, Colorado. Andrew grew up in the Shambhala sangha and was deeply devoted to...

Tribute to Selda Chender

24 September 2015 Selda Chender, Robert and Michael's mother; Amy and Julie’s mother-in-law; Claudia, Lauren, Julian, Evan and Isabel's grandmother, and a friend and confidante to many in the sangha, died a...

A Conversation about the Vajra Regent with Kenneth Green

This three part discussion with Ken Green on the early years of the Vajra Regent's path is offered in commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Regent's passing. To introduce this conversation, Ken writes:

Images from the Vajra Regent’s Cremation

https://vimeo.com/137895144 Photographs and slide show by Marvin Moore      

Tribute to David Harding

By Lynele Jones David Harding's cremation was an extraordinary event. The Crestone End of Life Project has built an outdoor crematorium enclosed by a fence. On the cloudy Tuesday morning (July 7,...

Tribute to Pamela Krasney

Republished from the Shambhala Times with husband Marty Krasney It is with sadness and appreciation that the Shambhala Times shares with you the news that sangha sister Pamela Krasney died on June...

Tribute to Jill Scott

By Maggie Colby Our dear friend and vajra sister, Jill Scott, passed away in Halifax on June 1, 2015. We will miss her tremendously. On the 6th of February, 2015, the following announcement...

Tribute to Gail Mueller

By Brigid Meier Gail Mueller and I were like sisters with all the contradictions that implies. At our best, we supported each other and sparked off each other. At our less-than-best, she...

A STONE FOR YOUR HEADSTONE

In memory of Allen Ginsberg, who died on April 5, 1997, ten years and a day after the Vidyadhara, by Deanna Dana. Deanna Dana writes: The parinirvana anniversary date has just past....

A Conversation with Derek Kolleeny

Part one: Trungpa Rinpoche's emphasis on developing close relationships between the traditional lineages of Tibetan Buddhism Part two: Westchester Buddhist Center, an independent center for study and practice in Westchester, NY.

Joining Heart and Mind: Creating a Compassionate World

https://youtu.be/xcopRse0rr8 This talk was sponsored by the Karmapa Foundation, which carries out secular activities of His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa and seeks to contribute to the betterment of mankind and the peace...

The Winter it is Past

https://soundcloud.com/trungpachronicles/the-winter-it-is-past This was one of the Vidyadhara's favorite songs. At his request, Jane sang it at the end of many events, and hearing it evokes his presence for many. This recording is from...

Chronicles to Be Absorbed by Fox News

We are both happy and sad to announce that the Chronicles will be undergoing a significant step in its journey with a substantial (for us) investment from News Corp, and the...

Caring for Life on Earth in the Twenty-First Century

https://youtu.be/XrZUVuh9Uuc On March 26, Harvard Divinity School hosted "Caring for Life on Earth in the Twenty-first Century," a talk by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje on the interdependence of all...

Tribute to Aba Cecile McHardy

From Bill Wooding 23 March 2015 Aba Cecile McHardy, aka "The Friendly Dragon", passed away gently yesterday in hospice care in Needham, Ma in the company of her closest friend Felicity Aulino and...

Tribute to Tom Ryken

22 March 2015 The following is excerpted from an interview with Tom and Jane Ryken, conducted by Sherab Chödzin Sherab Chödzin: Can you tell that story of how you met him— Tom: Well, we'd...

Tribute to Nancy Murphy

From Carol Stamaty 5 March 2015 It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of Nancy Murphy on February 18, the evening before Shambhala Day, just before midnight....

Tribute to Wendy Karr

3 February 2015 Wendy Karr passed away on December 28, 2014 after a long illness. She was an extraordinary woman: a great teacher, artist, mother, wife. She demonstrated tremendous steadiness and courage...

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, Dodrupchen Rinpoche ...

Tribute to Monika Kretschmar

1 December 2014 By Bill Karelis It is with sadness and also joy that I note the passing of Monika Kretschmar on Sunday, December 7th, 2014. Monika was a close and principal western...

A Conversation with AN UNCOMMON KING director, Johanna Lunn

An Uncommon King is a father/son story that starts in Tibet and ends with the birth of the Sakyong's first child.

Tribute to Alan Spragens

1 November 2014 By Clarke Warren The Best of Buddies, the Best of Times: A Tribute to Alan Spragens, Goodbye Friend Alan Spragens was the best possible friend to have. Even though he and...

Tribute to Karl Dorinson

16 October 2014 When I first met Karl, as I recall it now, he was a rather scraggly fourteen year old with cherubic blond hair curling to his shoulders. We hung out...

A Conversation with Adam Lobel

In this three-part interview, recorded in December 2013, Julia talks with Acharya Adam Lobel about the current Shambhala path of practice and study.

A Conversation with Chris Pleim

Julia talks with Chris Pleim about the Profound Treasury Dharma Group in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

A Conversation with Jane Kolleeny

Julia talks with Jane Kolleeny about the Westchester Buddhist Center. Visit westchesterbuddhistcenter.org for more information.

Tribute to Kathie Paul

Peaceful Journey to Kathie Paul, long-time loyal friend I first met Kathie at Karme Choling in 1977. We had both showed up for the summer dathun, and shared the basement dorm (known...

Remembering JoAnn Carmin

18 July 2014 Life-long sangha member JoAnn Carmin member died at 5:00 am on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Chilton Street hospice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When someone dies, you remember things about...

Bill Wooding on Being Gay in the Sangha

Julia speaks with Bill Wooding about being gay in the early Vajradhatu/Shambhala community, about the history of "Queer Dharma", and about the efforts made by a number of North American dharma groups to welcome and include the LGBTQ community as part of their sangha.

1980 Seminary Slideshow from Allan Novick

Thank you to Allan Novick for sending in these images from the 1980 Seminary

Sarah Coleman’s Reflections on the Vajradhatu seminaries

Sarah Coleman takes us on a tour through the thirteen three-month seminaries led by Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1970s and 80s. From Teton Village, to Rocky Mountain Dharma Center, Sarah gives us her raw impressions of the place, the teachings, the students, the era, and the teacher.

A Conversation with Judy Lief

Judy Lief is a prominent Buddhist teacher, writer, and editor with an emphasis on the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa, and on a contemplative approach to death and dying.

Melvin McLeod on the Shambhala Sun Foundation

Melvin McLeod is the editor-in-chief of the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly.

Episode One: Introduction

To introduce this series, Julia guides us through the mosaic, the many facets that have emerged from the world that Trungpa Rinpoche set in motion.

Tribute to Kris Ellis

30 January 2014 Kristine Theresa Ashton Ellis of Boulder died suddenly, unexpectedly on Monday morning, January 27, 2014. It sent a shock wave through her daughter Tingzin's life in San Francisco, in...

At Suzuki Roshi’s Funeral

In this seven minute audio clip, Sam Bercholz describes the events surrounding Roshi's funeral, including Rinpoche's comments about appointing a dharma heir, and ...

Tribute to Bob Sonne

5 December 2013 Life-long sangha brother Bob Sonne died in his sleep on December 2, 2013 in Boston. He was a dedicated dharma practitioner, a devoted student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and...

Tribute to Zoë Nudell

  5 November 2013 Zoë's life was celebrated yesterday evening (November 5) at Pier 21 by a profoundly sad and focused gathering of her friends -- some 600 of us -- representing all...

What Makes Us a Practitioner of Dharma

https://youtu.be/N_va3gLsMXE To learn more about Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and his community of students, visit mangalashribhuti.org

The Passing of Shibata Sensei

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Kanjuro Shibata Sensei, the kyudo master who came to North America to share his knowledge and wisdom with western students...

Shibata Sensei Cremation Ceremony

https://youtu.be/1FTRNGxq0rM Video by Greg Smith The song that you are hearing here is Sensei singing about a flock of geese, "Gun"...one or two may fly away from the V - arrowhead shaped flock...

Golden Sun: For Shibata Kanjuro XX, Archery Master

  In this land of kami-no-yama, I still miss you. We are all longing for your wisdom. As you know, we have lost our leader the Karmapa, But it is comforting to have you as...

When Trungpa Rinpoche met Suzuki Roshi

Here is Sam and Hazel Bercholz account of the first meeting between Trungpa Rinpoche and Suzuki Roshi.

Akong Tulku Rinpoche (1939 – 2013)

By Grant MacLean On Tuesday we heard the very sad news that Akong Rinpoche, along with a family member and a monk, were killed in Chengdu, in southwest China. It has been...

Tributes to Rob Graffis

Photo by Rob Graffis Rob Graffis 18 May 2013 This is a photograph of the Vidyadhara looking at Rob Graffis . Rob is taking the picture. We'll miss you, Rob. Chris Magnus May 18, 2013 As we all...

Tribute to Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche

It is with great sadness that Vajrayana practitioners around the world receive the news that Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche passed away on Friday 30 March at 3:30 am at his monastery in...

Taming a Wild Horse: Lama Yeshe Rinpoche Recalls Trungpa Rinpoche

By Grant MacLean Even for Scotland it was an unusually wet autumn. As I was taking off my dripping cap and rain jacket in the cloakroom of a large, brand-new Samye Ling...

Tributes to Arnie Nordman

Arnie became a Buddhist in 1988 while living in Wilmette. He moved to Boulder to pursue the Buddhist path in 1997. From David Roadhouse: "I am privileged to have introduced Arnie...

A Part of the Main: Remembering Paul Warwick

  To begin with, there was simply his size, strength and presence. Gifted with a fine body and a fine mind, as a friend once said of him, Paul Warwick was a...

Tribute to Michal Friedman

Michal Lura Friedman died on Nov. 25 due to complications after undergoing a caesarean section and giving birth to healthy twins, Jackson James and Reverie Vivian. In addition to her two...

Jan Wilcox

Jan talks about being a student of Trungpa Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, the Diamond Heart Path, and serving as a Dapon in the Dorje Kasung.

Tribute to Michael Roudette

EULOGY FOR MICHAEL ROUDETTE by Lopön Helen Berliner for the Lotus Garden Office of Practice & Study Last night, when I should have been writing a eulogy for our dear vajra brother, Michael...

Tribute to Barry Crofton

Barry Crofton passed away on September 8 at 12:30pm at the Toronto General Hospital. His wife Gail and sister Kerry were at his bedside. His brother Cameron flew in from Victoria...

Protecting the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya

Dear Friends, This past summer, a devastating forest fire in the Poudre Canyon near Fort Collins destroyed tens of thousands of acres of forest and many homes in the area. Mercifully, the...

Tribute to Amy Bajakian

Amy Bajakian was a long time student of the Vidyadhara, Trungpa Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, and Shibata Sensei. She attended the 1986 seminary and was a dedicated...

Tribute to Polly Wellenbach

Polly Monner Wellenbach died early Tuesday, August 14, at her home in Halifax. Polly was a beloved student and friend of Trungpa Rinpoche, whom she met in 1970. She was the...

Cooking Rice with Marty Janowitz: Conversation with Patty Livingston

Marty talks with Dr. Patty Livingston about her work in anesthesiology and pain management, as well as her ongoing work in Rwanda training anesthesiologists.

Tributes to Traleg Rinpoche

Dear Friends and Members of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche's centres, It is with deep regret that we inform the Karma Kagyu tradition, the Nyingma tradition and all other schools of Tibetan Buddhism as...

Cooking Rice with Marty Janowitz: Conversation with Michael Scott

Welcome to Cooking Rice, conversations with people whose work in the world is grounded in contemplative practice. In this episode, Marty talks with Michael Scott about his path as a Buddhist business...

Tribute to Rick Kemp

Pygmy Warrior Rick Kemp Purified by the rain of Agent Orange on the battlefields of Vietnam Liberated by the illusory space of marijuana and LSD in San Francisco Establishing the land RMDC as one...

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

The conversation revolves around the topics of essence love, and the importance of developing a healthy sense of well being, which Rinpoche talks about in connection with the subtle body.

Cooking Rice with Marty Janowitz: Conversation with Jane Hester

Welcome to Cooking Rice, conversations with people whose work in the world is grounded in contemplative practice. In this episode of Cooking Rice, Marty Janowitz with Jane Hester about her experience as...

Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Visit to Halifax, June 2012

The shrine room was packed for the long awaited visit of Tsoknyi Rinpoche to Halifax in June 2012.

Cooking Rice with Marty Janowitz: Conversation with Chuck Lief

Chuck discusses his many years of experience in social enterprise, providing housing, childcare, and health care for low income individuals and families.

Tribute to Larry Loomis

To the ever-kind Larry Loomis. We met for coffee spontaneously on Spring Garden Road in 2012. Our family had recently made the decision to leave the Homeland so that I and...

Tribute to Christine Keyser

For my dharma sister Chris, may Milarepa lead you on your journey From Milarepa's Departing Aspiration Prayer: Those undertaking hardship for the dharma's sake Build up merit far to great to tell Those who inspire...

Cooking Rice with Marty Janowitz: Conversation with Margaret Wheatley

Welcome to Cooking Rice, a new Chronicles Radio program hosted by Marty Janowitz. In this series of conversations, Marty talks with people whose work in the world is grounded in contemplative practice....

Remembering Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Report from the Cremation Ceremony More than 15,000 devotees gathered near Paro, Bhutan on March 3, 2012, to attend the last rites of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. The ceremony began at four in...

Chögyam Trungpa on “The Teacher”

From the Sadhana of Mahamudra Seminar, November 1975 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llYCveHkpdk#action=share This video is offered by the Shambhala Archives in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Chögyam Trungpa's passing. Excerpt from the talk: In relating with...

Tribute to Arbie Thalacker

  Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche remembers Arbie Thalacker Reposted from Buddhadharma, The Practitioner's Quarterly Online. I have known Arbie Thalacker for many years. He was a wonderful person and a devoted practitioner, full of wisdom...

Khyentse Foundation: Ten Years of Giving

Khyentse Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's mandala, celebrated ten years of impressive generosity in June 2012, with a celebration at the University of British Colombia in Vancouver. The...

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse on the Passing of his Father, Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Thank you for your sympathy and best wishes at this time. We live in a world of our own making, a world built by our own unique perceptions which we believe in...

On Rinpoche and Roshi

In this episode, Henry Schaeffer and Sam Bercholz cover a lot of ground in 18 minutes, including Rinpoche throwing his mala over a fence in Oakland, Roshi blessing ...

Tribute to Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

His Holiness Dungtse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche died in New York today at the age of 80. The son of Dudjom Rinpoche and the father of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Thinley Norbu...

Tribute to Fabrice Champion

Fabrice Champion, trapeze artist, poet, and well-loved member of Shambhala Europe, died in Peru on November 25, 2011. It is reported that he died during a shamanic healing ceremony. Fabrice performed with...

Tribute to Mary Smith

Long time sangha member, Mary Smith, died peacefully in her home in Boulder, Colorado on October 11, 2011. She was 85. Mary had moved to Boulder from San Francisco in the...

The Very Venerable 9th Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

In this interview Julia talks with Rinpoche about fulfilling the aspirations of Chogyam Trungpa.

Conversation with Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel

In part one Barry asks Elizabeth about how she entered the Dharma and met Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.

No Man’s Land

In No Man's Land, Robert Merchasin talks about an extraordinary day in September 1971, and reflects on the lasting impact the events of that day have had on his life.

Slide Show Commemorating the Life and Activities of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wobzsExUbRw&feature=youtu.be Lama Tenam has compiled these photos to pay tribute to the life and activities of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa. The selection includes several photos of His Holiness with Trungpa Rinpoche.

You have no territory to defend

Trungpa Rinpoche's words of advice to Jim Lowrey.

Johanna Demetrakas

Johanna talks about the making of Crazy Wisdom, her career as a filmmaker, and her experience of working on film projects with Chogyam Trungpa.

Parinirvana of Kyabje Trulshik Chokyi Lodro Rinpoche

Trulshik Rinpoche, one of the most venerated and revered masters in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, passed away on September 2, 2011 at the age of 88, at his monastery at Sitapaila...

Sharon Hoagland

Sharon talks about her experience of working in Trungpa Rinpoche's court and the Regent's household, and her continued service to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Recollecting Khandro Tsering on Hearing of her Parinirvana

By Clarke Warren I have just received news of the parinirvana of Khandro Tsering. Khandro Tsering was the wife/spiritual consort of the great Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Rinpoche, the rebirth of Jamyang...

Tribute to Peter Lieberson

Peter Lieberson passed away yesterday, April 22, 2011 in Israel, at the age of sixty-four. Peter was a close student of Trungpa Rinpoche, an early director of Shambhala Training, a prominent...

Radio Free Asia Hosts 17th Karmapa

Radio Free Asia Press Release 15 July 2011 WASHINGTON, DC — On the heels of the Dalai Lama's visit to Radio Free Asia earlier in the week, Tibetan spiritual leader Ogyen Trinley Dorje,...

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, and thank...

Tribute to Chime Heller

Dearest Noble Sangha, It is with great sadness that I am writing to let you all know our Dharma sister and friend, Chime Heller, passed away yesterday evening, Thursday May 5th, at...

Tribute to Eamon Killoran

By Bill Scheffel The photograph above shows Eamon Killoran eleven months ago. A few weeks after this picture was taken, Eamon learned he had cancer. In less than a year he was...

Traleg Rinpoche on Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Part One https://youtu.be/Cun4xkvoSlo Part Two https://youtu.be/_vjfWT4QdRE Part Three https://youtu.be/3D30-ckIohI For more information on Traleg Rinpoche, please visit tralegrinpoche.typepad.com

Kunga Dawa on Transmissions From Chögyam Trungpa

https://vimeo.com/23773324 See Kunga Dawa speak more about Rinpoche here.

Conversation with Ari Goldfield and guest host David Sable

Ari Goldfield is a Buddhist teacher and translator. He studied and practiced under the close guidance of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche from 1995-2009.

Tribute to Eamon Killoran

Eamon Killoran died on Monday, April 18, 2011. Eamon was a long-time and devoted student of Trungpa Rinpoche, and dedicated Shambhala Training director. He was also a merchant seaman for most...

Tribute to Bill Gordon

William A. Gordon, born September 30, 1921, passed away early on the morning of April 16, 2011. He was born in Chicago, migrated to New Orleans as a young man, fought...

Tribute to Jose Arguelles

Dear Sangha, As some of you may already know, Jose Arguelles died on Tuesday, March 22nd. He died peacefully after a short illness. He was with his wife, Stephanie, at their home...

Tribute to Natalie Dawson

From an old friend I first met Natalie in 1972, when we were both members of a group that was preparing to settle on kibbutz. She didn't stay long in Israel, and...

E. Gene Smith Memorial from Khyentse Rinpoche

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on Gene Smith Smith did most of his seminal work of collecting, classifying and disseminating Tibetan books while serving as field director in India and later, Malaysia and Egypt...

Crazy Wisdom Comes to Halifax

We are delighted to announce that Johanna Demetrakas's documentary on the life of Chögyam Trungpa has made its Canadian premiere at the Atlantic Film Festival on Monday, September 19th at 9:20...

Tribute to David Cook

David Cook passed away on January 13, 2011 in Boulder, Colorado from COPD (emphysema). He was admitted into hospice the previous day. David was a long-time member of the Shambhala community...

Tribute to E. Gene Smith

Excerpted From the Widsom Publications site: For three decades, Gene Smith ran the Library of Congress's Tibetan Text Publication Project--an effort to salvage and reprint Tibetan literature. Gene wrote prefaces to these...

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 decorating shrines...