As far as tantra is concerned, magic is working with the real world on a completely ordinary level. Magic is completely relevant to our world, our life and our path.
Chögyam Trungpa's Epic Journey to the West
I read something recently that recalled the evening I heard Chögyam Trungpa speak in Toronto in the autumn of 1971. My memories of that evening come back to me occasionally, and...
“The Japanese would be very proud of this!” -CTR
Roshi's Teachings on the Sandōkai
"The first genuine person I met from the West" -Trungpa Rinpoche
Changling Rinpoche will teach live on Ocean this Sunday
This fourteen-lecture series from the first session of Naropa (summer 1974) is commentary on the entire Buddhist path.
A conversation with Carolyn Gimian and Barry Boyce celebrating the launch of this important new title from Chögyam Trungpa
A Review of Chögyam Trungpa's Latest Title
A Dialogue Between The Buddha and His Father
An Early Talk to the Community
Having received Buddhism in the most authentic way, we must now continue that in a very changed world
... the feminine principle, functions as a force of creating harmony, friendship, and connectedness, in relationships and family, in community, between self and nature, and between mind and body.
A Review of BURIED RIVERS by Ellen Korman Mains
Through the eyes of Steve Roth
A Chronicles Radio Special Edition from December 21, 2006
At the Halifax Shambhala Centre, 20 December 2018
Robin talks about some of the Kagyü Gurtso and some of the early history of the Nalanda Translation Committee.
A Trappist monk with a connection to Trungpa Rinpoche
Training in Tenderness, by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Shambhala Publications, 2018
Gampo Abbey is a Buddhist Monastery on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. At the time of filming, it was celebrating thirty years since its founding by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in...
"...he used to amazing effect the fact that no one expected him to speak syntactically perfect English. Subtle, complex, and mind-opening ambiguities, as well as multiple shades and layers of meaning emerged easily from his often slippery sentence structures."
Vana Jakic talks about her interactions with Trungpa Rinpoche in England in the 1960s.
In India, sites sacred to the Buddha are scattered all over the land, but in the Buddha’s homeland there are very few Indian practitioners who follow the Buddha’s teachings.
Book Review: EIGHT STEPS TO AN AUTHENTIC LIFE, Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times by Patricia Ullman
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.
In this interview Her Eminence discusses: Buddhism in the West
Last month (May 2018), while I was in Boulder to spend time with my family there, I visited with my old friend, Kunga Dawa (Richard Arthure). I had called ahead from...
Jetsün Kushok worked full-time as a weaver and part-time as a housekeeper, while also raising four boys, running dharma centers, and practicing—often through the night.
Andrew Safer's Do-It Yourself Guide to Wellness
It soon became clear that Kunga was the first (prime and close) student.
An Excerpt from Ellen's upcoming memoir: Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust
In this talk, which is presented in three segments, Pema guides us through the beginning chapters of Trungpa Rinpoche's Myth of Freedom.
The Star of Bethlehem
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,...
Here is Raging Bear’s marvelous account of Gade Gar.
The opening address to the Ngedön School of Higher Learning at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, September 12, 1982
SUMMER 2016: The last two weeks of July have been dominated by the political conventions to nominate the Republican and Democratic candidates for president and vice president of the United States. The polarization of the two parties ...
The images captured in this video convey a glimpse of the profound devotion that is at the heart and root of the practicing lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Ugyen's devotion and service to Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche ...
Rinpoche 's parting words to the sangha before leaving for a year-long retreat in 1977
Yeshe talks about her work in the community over many years, and her connections to Chogyam Trungpa and Sakyong Mipham.
He replied, “The path is the goal.”
The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: Volumes Nine and Ten
In 1973 Chögyam Trungpa introduced a month-long period of meditation called dathün, which he recommended to all of his students.
His talks were like timed capsules—timed to go off months and years and perhaps decades later
You just had to tune your mind to the object of desire
One day in the early 1970s, Trungpa Rinpoche decided to bury treasures on Mount Tamalpais
This talk took place in Boulder, Colorado on April 1, 1971
Dennis Southward talks about his time in prison in the 1960s for turning in his draft card, and soon thereafter, connecting with Trungpa Rinpoche.
A slide show of selected photographs by Chögyam Trungpa
Chronicles Radio: Jim talks about kasungship, the origins of Sun Camp, and the Vidyadhara's instructions to never give up
Today when I was meditating, I remembered a small incident with the Vidyadhara.
Out in the parking lot ... a man approached from out of the gloom with a rifle in his hand that he trained on Rinpoche
Here is Sam's account of Trungpa Rinpoche's friendship with Alan Watts.
An eleven-class course on the essential teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Rigdzin Shikpo takes us on a tour of Biddulph Old Hall in Staffordshire, England. Biddulph Old Hall is the site of some of Trungpa Rinpoche's early teachings in the UK.
About 10 days before Rinpoche's passing on April 4, 1987, Halifax harbour began filling up with ice...
It was April in Halifax.
It was misty and cold.
There was black ice in the harbour.
It was misty and cold.
There was black ice in the harbour.
Sung at the Sadhana of Mahamudra feast in Halifax, 4 April 2009
But the weight of your hand has reached through time, touched my heart and made me Mukpo.
I was a student in the Gurdjieff* work in San Francisco and London in the early 1960's. During that time I also attended a number of Krishnamurti** talks in California and...
A Report on Trungpa Rinpoche's Class at CU Boulder, Winter 1971 In the fall of 1970 Bob Lester, then Chairman of the Religious Studies Department at the University of Colorado, invited Chögyam...
My mother moved to Boulder when I was a baby and became a student of Chögyam Trungpa. I loved "my Rimpoche" ever since I can remember, long before I had a...
Jerry talks about substance abuse, and the pitfalls of imitating the guru.