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Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche

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Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche was a highly respected Kagyu scholar and practitioner, born in 1955 in Eastern Tibet. After fleeing Tibet with his family at the age of four, he received the traditional education and training of an incarnate lama under the direction of HH Karmapa and other important teachers. Traleg Kyabgon is the author of several books on dharma, including The Essence of Buddhism, Mind at Ease, and The Practice of Lojong. Rinpoche is President and Spiritual Director of Kagyu E-Vam Buddhist Institute in Melbourne and in upstate New York. Sadly, Rinpoche died on July 24, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

The Way of Basic Sanity

In this essay I attempt to provide a synopsis of Trungpa Rinpoche’s unique perspective on Buddhist hinayana and mahayana practices.

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche

Listen to this tribute from Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche [5 minutes].

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.