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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,...

In the Shadow of the Purkhang

Here is Raging Bear’s marvelous account of Gade Gar.

What Is Ngedön?

The opening address to the Ngedön School of Higher Learning at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, September 12, 1982

Irrepressible Teachings, Ngedön School, and The Next Ten Volumes of The Collected Works

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 ...
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Devotion

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 ...

Famous Last Words

Rinpoche 's parting words to the sangha before leaving for a year-long retreat in 1977

Yeshe Fuchs

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

Memories of Chögyam Trungpa

He replied, “The path is the goal.”

Another Bite of the Whole Enchilada

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: Volumes Nine and Ten

The Dathun Letter

In 1973 Chögyam Trungpa introduced a month-long period of meditation called dathün, which he recommended to all of his students.
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Such Thunderstorm

Barbara Bash calligraphs these words from the Vidyadhara's will; soundtrack by Steve Gorn

Boston Dharmadhatu: The Early Days

His talks were like timed capsules—timed to go off months and years and perhaps decades later

A Dowsing Lesson

You just had to tune your mind to the object of desire

Planting Terma on Mount Tamalpais

One day in the early 1970s, Trungpa Rinpoche decided to bury treasures on Mount Tamalpais

It Was the Memory of His Kindness

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...

Sense of Humor

This talk took place in Boulder, Colorado on April 1, 1971

Looking in the Same Direction

Dennis Southward talks about his time in prison in the 1960s for turning in his draft card, and soon thereafter, connecting with Trungpa Rinpoche.
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First Thought Best Thought

A slide show of selected photographs by Chögyam Trungpa

Never Give Up

Chronicles Radio: Jim talks about kasungship, the origins of Sun Camp, and the Vidyadhara's instructions to never give up

Every Expression a Teaching

Today when I was meditating, I remembered a small incident with the Vidyadhara.

At the Redneck Bar

Out in the parking lot ... a man approached from out of the gloom with a rifle in his hand that he trained on Rinpoche

Trungpa Rinpoche’s Connection with Alan Watts

Here is Sam's account of Trungpa Rinpoche's friendship with Alan Watts.

The Essential Chögyam Trungpa

An eleven-class course on the essential teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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A Tour of Biddulph Old Hall

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.

When Ice Clogged the Harbour

About 10 days before Rinpoche's passing on April 4, 1987, Halifax harbour began filling up with ice...

Historical Comments on The Sadhana of Mahamudra

There was tremendous corruption, confusion, lack of faith, and lack of practice in Tibet.

Old Dog Wags Its Tail

It was April in Halifax.
It was misty and cold.
There was black ice in the harbour.

My Guru Was One Scary Son Of A Bitch

Sung at the Sadhana of Mahamudra feast in Halifax, 4 April 2009

On the 31st Parinirvana

But the weight of your hand has reached through time, touched my heart and made me Mukpo.

Father Thomas Keating and Trungpa Rinpoche Talk About Egolessness

Father Thomas Keating and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in dialogue at the Naropa Christian Buddhist Conference, 1983

The Three Bodies of the Buddha

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...

Loss

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 Granelli

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