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Creating a Drala Culture

The Vidyadhara set about designing a world, not by introducing something foreign, but by literally turning our conventional world inside out, revealing essence.

Gold Lake Oil

In this article, Tom Bell tells the story of the seeming rise and apparent fall of Gold Lake Oil.

Still Crazy After All These Years

The 35th anniversary of the founding of the Boston Dharmadhatu.

Tashi Deleg! Cheerful Shambhala Day!

Trungpa Rinpoche and Czareena at Mill Village, 1984. https://d2j018qw05ry1m.cloudfront.net/ShambhalaDay1982-Feb24.mp3   Editor's note: Rinpoche begins his address with the Japanese New Years greeting, "Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu!" © 2005 Diana J. Mukpo and the Shambhala Archives. Used...

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Escape Route to India

Starting in the spring of 1959, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche led a group of refugees on a nine-month journey across Tibet. He describes their route in his autobiography, Born in Tibet, with...

A letter to the Sangha from Lady Diana Mukpo

Dear Members of the Shambhala Community, In a news release issued by the Shambhala News Service on June 15th, my name was invoked in connection with the discussion of the developing rapprochement...

Joining Heart and Mind: An Evening with the Karmapa

During his last event in New York, a public talk at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan, the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, leader of the Karma Kagyu...

Chögyam Trungpa and The Tibetan Book of the Dead

by Francesca Fremantle Francesca Fremantle became a student of Trungpa Rinpoche in 1969 and collaborated with him on a translation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, published in 1975. Her latest...

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)...

Where in Montreal?

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's and Lady Diana Mukpo's first address in North America.

Tail of the Tiger and its Neighbors

Stories from the Chronicles roadtrip.

Training: Pema Part Two

That's when he made the famous comment which I've repeated many times: "The monks and nuns should always be horny." He said, "We want real energetic juicy monks and nuns but they should keep their vows impeccably."

Montreal: Where it all Started

Searching for Rinpoche's temporary home in Montreal

In Accord With Our True Nature

Update: (17 January 2005) David Chadwick did an interview with Jack in 1995, which he has just posted on cuke.com. Here's a link: Crooked Cucumber Interview with Jack Elias. It's got...

Pure and All Pervading

KTGR: In the Sadhana of Mahamudra, in the verse that begins, “In the mandala of mahamudra / Shines moonlight, pure and all-pervading …,” Trungpa Rinpoche perfectly conveys his enlightened intention. This verse is incredibly profound.

Interview with James George

James George Talks About Trungpa Rinpoche

Letter to the 1980 Seminary

From the all-encompassing vajradhatu, Indestructible nonthought beyond description, From the vast dharmadhatu, The unceasing play of energy and light, The dharmakaya Vajradhara takes form As the incomparable root guru, Chokyi Gyatso. The five poisons and the eight...

Jigme Phuntsok on Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala and the 25th Rigden

All of you who are disciples of one who in the beginning was Guru Dorje Trollo and who now is Gesar of Ling, and who in the future will be the Twenty-Fifth Rigden of Shambhala ...