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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...

The Magic of Casa Werma

By Brus and Jean Westby What is the difference between the "magic" of sleight of hand or a trick of the eye and real magic? The first amuses, even astounds, while the...

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...

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.

Skillful Means and Wisdom on the Buddhist Path

The set comprises 18 talks in black and white video on 5 DVDs, together with a 60 page study guide on PDF. Priced at $54, our intention is to make this...

Richard Reoch

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

Tribute to Connie Clause

Wonderful Memories of My Sweet Sister Connie I loved her gentle spirit I loved her giving nature I loved her beautiful hands I loved the way she found beauty in everything I loved to watch her...

Tribute to Ani Tsultrim Palmo

Ani T. Palmo. Laughter. Old-world Laughter. Fresh new-world laughter. Ani T. Palmo. Simplicity. Old-world simplicity. From the old country. Always new. Prajna. Vipashyana. Wordless. Self-secret. "Dear, will you please pass the sugar—" Love, Mark (Eckler) Ani Palmo, Dharma Mom November 2, 2010 Thank you, all of her friends and dharma...

Tribute to Beverley Webster

Opening remarks from the Sukhavati in Halifax. Here are Larry Mermelstein's opening remarks from last week's sukhavati ceremony in Halifax: This is, as we know, very very big. This is monumental and...

Tribute to Beverley Webster from Myron Syms

by Myron Syms When Judy and I moved to Cape Breton in 1994, Beverley generously invited us to stay at her house while we searched for our new home. We arrived auspiciously...

The Future of Dharma in the West

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on the Future of Dharma in the West at the 2010 Khyentse Foundation Board Meeting from Khyentse Foundation. This address took place in France, during the summer of...

Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche in Colorado

Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche Arrives in Colorado and Wakes to a Double Rainbow at Phuntsok Choling https://youtu.be/WWlWEwvahJ0 Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche: 84,000 Teachings https://youtu.be/zj7kjIT8M3Q

Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche in NYC

by Barbara Elizabeth Stewart Thursday evening, August 12 The Yangsi has left New York, left Vermont and is now alighting in Boulder. His New York visit was short but the Pema Tse Nyingtik—long-life—abhisheka,...

Transcript of HH the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa’s Saga Dawa (Vishaka Day) talk

Since 2500 yrs. ago Buddha's teachings still exist; tonight I'll be speaking about dharma as taught by the buddha Not only the buddha dharma but all the great religions of this world...

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.

Tribute to Peter Orlovsky

Peter Orlovsky was born in New York City in 1933 to a family of Russian immigrants. He dropped out of high school in his senior year to help support his financially...

Finding Your Buffalo

By Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, 1 May 2010 There is a story about a farmer who owns a buffalo. Not knowing that the buffalo is in its stable, the farmer goes off to...

Scorpion Seal Reveals Itself in Canadian Arctic

Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 01, 2010) - As Arctic winters become increasingly warmer, retreating glaciers in the Canadian North begin to reveal previously unknown forms of life. Reclusive species, which have successfully hidden...

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.

Bodhicitta, Aspiration, and Merit: an address to the translators

Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche is the youngest son of the Terton Kangyur Rinpoche. At an early age he was recognized as an incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro by H.H Karmapa and...

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.

Memories of Prajna

by Kusung Dapön Noel McLellan Last night, the Sakyong had a dream of the Dorje Dradul wearing royal robes and a gold and orange crown. The Dorje Dradul removed the crown and...

Recalling Prajna

Prajna, the Shambhala Mountain Center home of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and since 1987 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, burned to the ground in an early morning fire on April 7, 2009. Prajna was the...

Interview with the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Khyentse Foundation Translators' Conference, Bir, India by Stephanie Lai, March 17, 2009 Stephanie Lai: Rinpoche, what were the reasons that brought you to this conference?— The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche asked me...

Tribute to Ann Spruyt, 1930 – 2009

Ann Spruyt I did not know Ann Spruyt. I don't know much. But I do know this. If I were a member of the current sangha, I would be watching, all the...

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.

Khyentse Rinpoche on Transcending Madness by Chogyam Trungpa

By Bakes Mitchell Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche teachings in Halifax: Transcending Madness The teachings are on the six bardos, based on the Vidyadhara's book with the same title. Friday afternoon, 2:30 pm:...

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.

The Visit of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Three months after the Sixteenth Karmapa's death in late 1981, Trungpa Rinpoche lead the community in a supplication. He said: Repeat after me. Your Holiness please return to us. Your Holiness please return...

The Visit of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

Observations From Peter Volz Preparing for the visit of the Seventeenth Karmapa has been very enjoyable because there are so many different sanghas working together. From one point of view it's inefficient...

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,...

Bill Douglas’ “I Shall Not Live in Vain”

Long-time sangha member Bill Douglas started the Naropa music program in 1977 where  celebrated thirty years of teaching. Bill has toured extensively as a a bassoonist, pianist, and composer, and his...

Wendy Friedman on the Legacy of Trungpa Rinpoche

How do we get perspective on the life and contribution of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche? It doesn't seem enough to say that Trungpa Rinpoche was a pioneer. That he was...

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...

Two thoughts About Devotion from Acharya Richard John

I was contemplating anecdotes of my personal experiences with the Vidyadhara, most being in the context of serving him as a kusung, and I realized that what I most would like...

Jerry Granelli Offers: Like a Ghost in the Grass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deJcEy-SjJs Jerry Granelli jazz legend, music teacher, dharma teacher, kusung and dedicated student of Chogyam Trungpa offers: Like a Ghost in the Grass, from the Sandhills Reunion CD, recorded in Halifax, 2001. Jerry...

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.

A Family Breakfast

In this brief passage from Dragon Thunder, Lady Diana describes a period of time in the early 1980s when court life was more accommodating to the needs of the growing Mukpo...

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.

William McKeever

Bill reflects on the choicelessness of service, the path of devotion, practicing with illness, and encountering real fear and uncertainty.

Bonnie Rabin

Julia talks with Bonnie Rabin, Halifax psychologist (voted best psychologist in Halifax by readers of the Coast), life coach, and long-time student of Chögyam Trungpa.

Carolyn Rose Gimian

Carolyn talks about editing and compiling of many of Rinpoche’s books and other writings.

Stephen Seely

Steve takes a look at his relationship to Ponlop Rinpoche and the Nalandabodhi community, in light of his ongoing connection to the Mukpos and the Shambhala mandala.

Wendy Friedman and Richard Peisingers

This week's dispatch is from Wendy Friedman and Richard Peisinger, the coordinators of Sakyong Mipham and Semo Tseyang's wedding festival.

Hudson and Janet Shotwell

https://d2kfquv7whg76c.cloudfront.net/dispatches_2006_05_18.mp3   In this interview, recorded May 2006, Julia talks to Hudson and Janet Shotwell, about the nature of their relationship with Chögyam Trungpa. To Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche On the Nineteenth anniversary of your...

Offerings for Parinirvana Day 2006

Supplication to the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Kind root guru, Vajradhara in person, Essence of the buddhas of the fourth moment, Source of dharma more profound and vast than the ocean, Your galaxy of oral...

Jeff Waltcher

Jeff talks about the vision for Shambhala Mountain Center, what has been accomplished there, and the challenges that lie ahead.

Letters of The Current Situation

The Current Situation (TCS), as it was known, grew into a bitter dispute that seemed unresolvable, and over the course of the next three years, generated a flurry of letters and official statements, several of which are presented on this page.

VCTR’s Comments About His Will

Read CTR's Spiritual Will The following are David Rome's notes from a meeting with VCTR on February 23, 1986 at Karme-Choling, Vermont DR: I would like to ask about after your death--not because...

Chögyam Trungpa and the Tibetan Book of the Dead

by Francesca Fremantle The following article is from Recalling Chögyam Trungpa, compiled and edited by Fabrice Midal. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., www.shambhala.com. Francesca Fremantle became a student of Trungpa Rinpoche...

The Pygmy Farm

In the late 1960s a group of friends from various parts of the country met in San Francisco and (when one of them happened to find a cheap farm for rent)...

A Tribute to Jonathan Eric

The first thing that has to be said about Jonathan is that he was enormously generous. He gave money, time and energy and, amazing as it may seem, he apparently gave...

Interview with James George

James George Talks About Trungpa Rinpoche

A Chögyam Tungpa Bibliography

1 October 2002 The following list of books was compiled for The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, an eight-volume compilation of the works of Chögyam Trungpa. This book list is used here...

Loneliness and Love: An audio Valentine from Chögyam Trungpa

Student: What is the validity of having a relationship with one person if falling in love just comes from loneliness? Is the validity of such a relationship just another illusion?

Techniques of Mindfulness

Tail of the Tiger (Karme Choling), Barnet, Vermont; August 1974 Commentary Introduction The notes on Chronicles introducing the previous seminar, "Training the Mind," also provide a good introduction to this "Techniques of Mindfulness" seminar...