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Uncovering Hidden Treasure

From BORN IN TIBET to FROM LION'S JAWS

1978: Children’s Day at the Court

On the first several Children's Days in Boulder...

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi Connections

On the anniversary of his passing

Beyond Comprehension

Book Review: From Lion’s Jaws, Chögyam Trungpa’s Epic Journey to the West
by Grant MacLean
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Meditation: The Path of the Buddha

In 1974 during the inaugural session of The Naropa Institute, Chögyam Trungpa presented this course on meditation.

The Five Chakras and the Four Karmas

These two teachings, among the earliest the Vidyadhara gave in North America, provide a glimpse into the profound trust Chögyam Trungpa had in the possibility that genuine buddhadharma could be successfully transplanted into Western culture.

Treasure Teachings from Ekajati

Before leaving Tibet, Trungpa Rinpoche received a major cycle of terma teachings directly from Ekajati. His nephew, Karma Senge, tells the story.

A Lover Not a Fighter

It was 1976 and I was attending a public seminar at Karme Choling conducted by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.  A close friend and I first met Rinpoche in 1971 and my friend had...

Shari Vogler

Ms. Shari Vogler served as the head cook to the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his family from 1977 until how the Vidyadhara related with food and what it has meant to her life.

Lessons from Milarepa’s Life and Songs

Review of a New Book by Chogyam Trungpa

At the Time of the Twenty-Fifth Rigden

Now, as for your root teacher, Trungpa Rinpoche and his connection with Shambhala—he in fact will be this rigden of whom I speak.
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Thrangu Rinpoche Remembers Trungpa Rinpoche

Thrangu Rinpoche discusses his own connections with Trunpga Rinpoche, the influences of Khenpo Gangsar, and some of the extraordinary aspects of the Vidyadhara's teachings. Thank you to Mark Elliott and his crew....
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Abhisheka

Talk nine from the Journey Without Goal seminar
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Recollections of Trungpa Rinpoche

Rabjam Rinpoche traveled to the United States twice with his grandfather, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, where they visited Trungpa Rinpoche and his community of students. Here are a few of his memories from those visits.

We Can Run!

Karme Choling, 1978. We were all excited that Rinpoche was coming to give a teaching program. I was 22 years old. I’d been on the staff at KCL for a year...
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What Trungpa Rinpoche Accomplished

Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche reflects on Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's life and teachings

Like a Foreign Country

He called a meeting of his senior students from the Bay Area and told us that things were going to get worse in this country, that we may feel comfortable, but that our comfort was like honey on a razor blade. He said there would be economic problems and earthquakes, that the weather would become more extreme because the dralas would not be protecting the situation, and that it would be harder and harder to practice genuine dharma because of the level of aggression in the country.

The Enlightenment of the Buddha

These three talks on the enlightenment of the Buddha were given at Karme Choling in December 1975.

Complete Openness

Rigdzin Shikpo talks about his training with Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1960s, beginning while Rinpoche was studying at Oxford.
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Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Cremation Ceremony

Thirty 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, accompanied...

The Samadhi of the Guru

This is a 2007 recording of Susan Edwards reading her piece, The Samadhi of the Guru, on KGNU Radio in Boulder with music by Thomas Lenk.

In the Shadow of the Purkhang

As I turned onto the Karme Choling road in May 1987 for the cremation, my mind slipped back to the first time I set foot there.

A Kiss Is But A Kiss

In the summer of 1975 I went to Karme Chöling in Vermont for a seminar with Trungpa Rinpoche on “Meditation and Prayer in the Buddhadharma.” Someone suggested that I request a...
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Glimpses of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Life and Legacy in Tibet

Many thanks to Lyndon Comstock and Jon Ransohoff and everyone at the Konchok Foundation for making this wonderful documentary available. It is such a delight to see where Rinpoche was born,...

Rechungpa’s Repentance

While Rechungpa was gone, he became entranced by the beautiful wild asses in the region—and Milarepa took the opportunity to burn all the books Rechungpa had brought back with him from India. When Rechungpa realized what was happening ...

I Urge and I Request

More and more, I think it is just so unfortunate that Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche died so young. If he were alive ...

On Trungpa Rinpoche

Trungpa Rinpoche, whose teachings are as fresh and relevant today as they were when first taught, brought dharma to the west at an important historical moment. He was able to express...

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...