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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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

When Trungpa Rinpoche met Suzuki Roshi

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

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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....

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

Lodro Dorje and Larry Mermelstein: Parts One and Two

In this episode, Lodro Dorje and Larry Mermelstein talk about support for the Kagyu and Nyingma practices within Shambhala.

Richard Reoch

Richard talks about issues of trust, devotion and loyalty, exploring the balance between practice with working in the world, and more.

A conversation with Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XX

Twentieth in a line of bowmakers and kyudo (Japanese archery) masters, Sensei served for many years as the official bowmaker to the Emperor.

Yeshe Fuchs

Yeshe talks about her work in the community over many years, and her connections to Chogyam Trungpa and Sakyong Mipham.

Andy Karr

Andy Karr talks about Mudra theater group, kusung training, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, miksang photography, and more.

Martin Janowitz

Marty talks about meeting Trungpa Rinpoche, the development of the Kasung, Trungpa Rinpoche as servant, the role of youth, and more.

Eve Rosenthal

Eve talks about meeting Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, teaching Shambhala Training, becoming an Acharya, and her connection to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

The Essential Chögyam Trungpa for Youth

We would like to thank Carolyn Gimian and Barry Boyce for teaching this program for young adults in Halifax.

Judith Lief

Judith Lief talks with Julia about the first seminary, editing Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's lectures, and more.

Mark Szpakowski

Mark talks about Buddhism, Shambhala, Shambhala Buddhism. He also discusses Radio Free Shambhala and more.

Larry Mermelstein

Larry talks about the origins of the Nalanda Translation Committee and working with Trungpa Rinpoche the various translation projects.

Thrangu Rinpoche

Thrangu Rinoche was born in 1933 in Kham, near Surmang. Trungpa Rinpoche and Thrangu Rinpoche, who were friends and dharma brothers from an early age, continued their close connection in the West.

Jeanine Greenleaf

Where there are meditators, there is a need for things on which to sit. In this interview Jeanine tells the story of Samadhi Cushions.

Changling Rinpoche

Changling Rinpoche, a devoted student of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, is the current abbot of the Shechen Monastery Shedra (monastic university) in Nepal.

Ken Friedman Talks with Sangha Teens in Halifax

In 1980, under Trungpa Rinpoche's direction, Ken Friedman began to teach dharma to young people in the community.

Michael Chender

Michael talks about meeting Trungpa Rinpoche, his family heritage, the Council of Warriors, the Shambhala Institute, and more.

Richard John

Richard John talks about working with Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the Sopa Choling retreat and more.

John Rockwell

John Rockwell talks about bringing together Shambhala Training and the three yanas office of practice and Education.

Susan Chapman

Susan Chapman talks about the unique qualities of the three year retreat at Sopa Chöling and how it has changed over the years.

The Rinchen Terdzo

At some point during the 1970's, Trungpa Rinpoche received a complete set of the Rinchen Terdzo from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Khyentse Rinpoche talks with Barry about Trungpa Rinpoche.

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Barry talks with the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche about the lineage of Karmapas, the work and teachings of the Seventeenth Karmapa, and His Holiness's historic visit to North America earlier this year.

Mitchell Levy

Mitchell Levy talks about the Kalapa Council, loyalty, the Ripa lineage, and his relationship with Chogyam Trungpa, and Sakyong Mipham.

Tyler Dewar

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.

Gesar Mukpo

Gesar Mukpo, son of Chogyam Trunpga, and incarnation of Jamgön Kongtrül of Sechen talks about his movie "Tulku" and more.

Peter Volz

Karmapa in America debriefing part one: Peter Volz talks about His Holiness's first visit to the West, his qualities as teacher and communicator, and his ability to transcend cultural, religious and spiritual boundaries.

Interview with Chris Levy: Audio Recovery Technician

Shambhala Archives audio technician, Chris Levy, talks about the audio recovery project, and his ten-year experience of working with Chogyam Trungpa's audio library.

Chogyam Trungpa

Listened to Trungpa Rinpoche's interview on CKGM radio in Montreal in 1971, including a call-in from17 year-old Jason Gavras

Reggie Ray

Reggie talks about his training with Trungpa Rinpoche, leaving Shambhala International, and the view and practice of dharma that he presents to his students.

Beverley Webster

Beverley talks about decorum, bravery and love, life in Cape Breton, finding the European land center, and her role as Trungpa Rinpoche's executive secretary.

Barbara Bash

Barbara talks about the creative process, her passion for calligraphy, working with discouragement, her connection with Trungpa Rinpoche, and more.

Live from Halifax

A live show about is the Karmapas: CTR's relationship to the 16th HHK, his historic visits, and the upcoming first visit of the 17th Karmapa to North America.

Barry Boyce

Barry Boyce talks about the nature of propaganda versus genuine communication, the conversation between a magazine and its readership, and his inspiration to pass on the torch.

Noel McLellan

Noel talks about attending Vidya School in Boulder, the bond shared by his peers, moving to NS and taking a job at the Shambhala School in Halifax.

Cheryl Campbell

Cheryl talks about working in A Suite, her tenure at Karmê Chöling, her management of Vajradhatu Pubs, leaving the Shambhala nest, and working for clothing designer and philanthropist Eileen Fisher.

Alice Haspray

Alice talks about Zen Center, RMDC, NY Dharmadhatu, the South American sangha, the Commission on the Status of Women and Feminine Principle, and the Council of Warriors

Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche in Vermont

    Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche is traveling with an exhibition of sacred relics and artifacts that belonged to HH Dilgo Khyentse. Here are a series of photographs from the exhibit. Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche in...

Tribute to Simon Luna

Dear Good Family and Good Friends, 14 August 2020 Another anniversary of Simon’s passing, thirteen years.  I think of you with hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy and protected...

Susan Edwards

Susan talks about meeting Trungpa Rinpoche, working as a metaphysical consultant, and teaching at Naropa, the feminine principle, and her experience of Trungpa Rinpoche's samadhi.

Cynthia Moku

Cynthia talks about meeting her teacher, Kalu Rinpoche, how she began to study with SMR, the origins of the Rigden thangka, and the ongoing iconographic work that she has undertaken.

Robert Rader

Bob talks about working with Chogyam Trungpa on design projects, the nature of the space that was created, and passing on what we received.

Judith Simmer Brown

Judith is well known as a dharma teacher and scholar with a special focus on the feminine principle and interfaith dialogue.

Jerry Granelli

Jerry talks about substance abuse, and the pitfalls of imitating the guru.

Richard Reoch

President Reoch talks about his personal journey, his relationship to Sakyong Mipham, and some of the current issues facing the Shambhala community.

GLIMPSES OF ALAYA

A Discussion with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the NTC The Nalanda Translation Committee, Kalapa Court in Boulder, Colorado, Circa 1980. Left to right: Nelson Dudley, Scott Wellenbach, Lodro Dorje, Chögyam Trungpa, Larry Mermelstein, Sherab Chödzin,...

Chogyam Trungpa Poetry Readings

  September 1, 1972, Karme Choling, Vermont May 6, 1972, Boulder, Colorado June 10, 1975, Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado   We would like to thank the Shambhala Archives and Kalapa Recordings for preserving...

John Weber

John talks about his experiences as a non-sectarian chaplain in an inner-city hospital, a great story about June Bugs, and more.

Leonard Hortick

Leonard discusses his relationship to practice and community, and his concerns regarding the direction of Shambhala International.

Fabrice Midal

Fabrice talks about his writings on the life and teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and his decision to leave Shambhala International.

Kenneth Green

Ken talks about government, corruption, Hopi prophesies, democracy, and the importance of showing up.

Bob and Lindy King

Bob and Lindy King talk about their journeys through Kham in the summer of 2005, and interviewing Khenpo Gangshar's consort, Chime Palmo.

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.

Peter Volz

Peter reflects on Trungpa Rinpoche as master statesman, the Office of External Affairs, and the need to train a new generation of Shambhala diplomats.

Jonathan McKeever

Jonathan table about growing up in the sangha, his memories of early Sun Camps, and how he sees his current role as one of the leaders of Sun Camp.

James Gimian

Jim talks about the myriad ways in which Trungpa Rinpoche worked with his students to nurture their personal understanding and sense of trust in their own intelligence.

Molly Nudell

Dispatches is delighted to present this fascinating and very personal look at the often misunderstood realm of Trungpa Rinpoche’s visual dharma teachings.

Venerable Khandro Rinpoche

Khandro Rinpoche talks about the admiration her father, Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche, and other prominent teachers of his generation had for Trungpa Rinpoche.

Helen Berliner

Helen Berliner talks with Julia about her early connection with Trungpa Rinpoche, the importance of working with form, the Mindrolling lineage, and being a student of Khandro Rinpoche.

Chris Tamdjidi

Chris Tamdjidi discusses the importance of relating to earth in terms of establishing a good container for the teachings.

Adam Lobel

Adam discusses how the Sakyong sees his role as stabilizing the Druk Sakyong's teachings.

Fleet Maull

Fleet talks about his years of incarceration, and his work with hospice, and the power of bringing practice to prisons, and more.