A story told by Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche at Dorje Dzong, Boulder, May 18, 1990
During Ocean's Parinirvana Day feast practice on April 4, 2022, Her Eminence Khandro Rinpoche appeared among us. She arrived at the perfect moment and said what we needed to hear.
This is the final talk of the Tibetan Buddhist Path, a 14-talk seminar from 1974
I fervently pray that he may live long in good health, continuously turn the wheel of dharma, and bring an ocean of benefit to sentient beings.
The experience of egoless insight and nowness, or the fourth moment
Kwong Roshi talking about Suzuki Roshi
I, Chögyam, your little son, remain in sadness
This talk took place at KCCL in Halifax on October 3rd, 2021
Celebrating the life and legacy of His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa
Marking the 30th anniversary of his passing
Once upon a time, there was a little boy who was a rainbow child. He lived in a vast desert and didn’t know where he came from and what his name was. He was all alone and had never met anybody else. He was totally happy and loved the sunrise, the sunset, the moon, and the stars.
Video by Robert Zimmerman
A Glimpse of Midsummer's Past
An introductory guide to cultivating patience and opening your heart to difficult circumstances
On June 19, 2021, during the Midsummer Practice Day on Ocean, Meredith Monk led a very helpful and moving practice of body, speech and mind. Thank you to the Profound Treasury Retreat for coordinating this event.
This is talk eight from Tibetan Buddhist Path seminary at Naropa, 1974
New York City, February 29, 1976
This is the talk played during the 2021 Parinirvana Day feast on Ocean
Carolyn Gimian gave this talk during the Profound Treasury Spring Nyinthun, which took place on Ocean on April 27, 2021
With interactive verbatim transcript from The Chogyam Trungpa Institute Transcription Project.
Audio recordings, Naropa 1979
Here are the nineteen hinayana/mahayana talks of the 1976 Seminary. Join the Discussion Group
You begin to experience the dawn or glimmer of light, which in Western language is called the Star of Bethlehem
Chogyam Trungpa rendered in charcoal by William Gilkerson
Art In Everyday Life
This is a single talk given at Berkeley on May 18, 1971
Hosted by KCCL and Ocean, Saturday, October 24, 2020
Here is Matthieu Ricard talking about his teacher, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. This video message marks the anniversary of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoches's passing. Thank you to Matthieu Ricard for sharing these inspiring...
On June 28, the Profound Treasury Retreat community hosted a day of practice (nyinthun) on Ocean. Here is a talk that Judy Lief offered during the morning session.
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's Children's Day address, 1978.
Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche teaches on the mahayana at the Berkley Shambhala Center, August 2007. Here are talks One, Two, and Three of the five talk series.
These three talks, given in NYC in early July 1970, were Trungpa Rinpoche's first recorded teachings in North America.
During the coming weeks, we will be posting the hinayana/mahayana talks (19 talks in all) from the 1978 Vajradhatu seminary.
This is Talk Three from the 1975 Sadhana of Mahamudra Seminar
At dawn on April 4, 2020, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche sent this message
...the older I get, the more of a Kagyü person I become. -CTR
Reading by David Rome
Thrangu Monastery Canada Sangha's wishes you all Happy New Year with prosperity and happiness
Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche - NYC October 2019
A talk by Trungpa Rinpoche to his class at the University of Colorado on April 19, 1973.
Translated by the Dharmachakra Translation Committee under the patronage and supervision of 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha
A two-minute clip from Talk Five of the 1975 Seminary
Recorded for the Ocean Feast Practice on the Anniversary of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's Parinirvana
You have past, present, and future, and then you have the fourth moment.
These three talks were given at Karme Choling in 1980 during the tenth anniversary celebration of Trungpa Rinpoche's arrival in North America
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.
Roshi's Teachings on the Sandōkai
This fourteen-lecture series from the first session of Naropa (summer 1974) is commentary on the entire Buddhist path.
Tenga Rinpoche described the contributions of Chogyam Trungpa and the Shambhala community in hosting the Sixteenth Karmapa's tour of the West.
A Dialogue Between The Buddha and His Father
An Early Talk to the Community
You cannot be a good leader if you have an agenda of your own
Having received Buddhism in the most authentic way, we must now continue that in a very changed world
This talk was given to students of Suzuki Roshi at the San Francisco Zen Center.
Three talks on meditation practice from February 1975
Trungpa Rinpoche received a major cycle of terma teachings from Ekajati
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in Jerusalem
Faith and Reason May 5,2017
The opening address to the Ngedön School of Higher Learning at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, September 12, 1982
In relating with the teacher, your critical input and your surrendering work together at the same time.
Rinpoche 's parting words to the sangha before leaving for a year-long retreat in 1977
This talk took place in Boulder, Colorado on April 1, 1971
A slide show of selected photographs by Chögyam Trungpa
I expected something extraordinary to happen ... but nothing happened, and he was very pleased.
A single pillar can’t hold up a single building ...
The original audio recording from 1971
The Chronicles would like to wish everyone a very cheerful Shambhala Day/Losar and the very best of the Earth Dog year ahead. Tashi Delek to us all!
There is a beautiful snow peaked mountain / With peaceful clouds wrapped round her shoulders. / The surrounding air is filled with love and peace. / What is going to be is what is...
In 1974 during the inaugural session of The Naropa Institute, Chögyam Trungpa presented this course on meditation.
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.
Work, sex and money: these are the main things in our lives that we look to instinctively for satisfaction, and yet ...
Talk nine from the Journey Without Goal seminar
These three talks on the enlightenment of the Buddha were given at Karme Choling in December 1975.
This talk was given during a thunderstorm at the Naropa University Christian Buddhist Conference in 1982
This public talk took place in San Francisco on May 20, 1971
A single talk, given in Berkeley, Ca. on May 11, 1971
The Shambhala Archives has released Mahamudra II (talk 9 from the The Yogic Songs of Milarepa seminar held at Naropa's in 1976) to mark the 30th anniversary of Trungpa Rinpoche's parinirvana.
Prominent teachers and thousands of devoted Tibetan and Western students gathered and practiced at Mindrolling Monastery in India to pay respects to His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche, who passed into parinirvana...
Shamong is located in a beautiful rural part of New Jersey (yes that does exist), in the Pine Barrens, and the KTC there is located in a very modern very large...
For the hundreds of students who heard these readings, David Rome is the voice of Trungpa Rinpoche's poetry.
The renowned dzogchen master Chatral Rinpoche (1913-2015) passed away in Yangleshö, Nepal on December 30th, 2015, at the age of 102. He was a disciple of many great masters, including Khenpo...
https://youtu.be/xcopRse0rr8 This talk was sponsored by the Karmapa Foundation, which carries out secular activities of His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa and seeks to contribute to the betterment of mankind and the peace...
https://youtu.be/XrZUVuh9Uuc On March 26, Harvard Divinity School hosted "Caring for Life on Earth in the Twenty-first Century," a talk by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje on the interdependence of all...
In this address, Rinpoche talks very movingly about our individual responsibility to benefit everyone and anyone with whom we are connected.
This interview was conducted in Cambridge, Massachusetts in October 2014. Thank you to Sam Bercholz for conducting the interview, and to videographer Ivan Bercholz. Part One: About his teacher, Dodrupchen Rinpoche ...
https://d2j018qw05ry1m.cloudfront.net/ShambhalaDay1982-Feb24.mp3 Three months after the Sixteenth Karmapa's death on November 5, 1981, Trungpa Rinpoche led the community in a supplication. He said: Repeat after me. Your Holiness please return to us. Your Holiness please...
https://youtu.be/N_va3gLsMXE To learn more about Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and his community of students, visit mangalashribhuti.org
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Kanjuro Shibata Sensei, the kyudo master who came to North America to share his knowledge and wisdom with western students...
In this land of kami-no-yama, I still miss you. We are all longing for your wisdom. As you know, we have lost our leader the Karmapa, But it is comforting to have you as...
https://youtu.be/1FTRNGxq0rM Video by Greg Smith The song that you are hearing here is Sensei singing about a flock of geese, "Gun"...one or two may fly away from the V - arrowhead shaped flock...
By Grant MacLean On Tuesday we heard the very sad news that Akong Rinpoche, along with a family member and a monk, were killed in Chengdu, in southwest China. It has been...
A Conversation with Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
It is with great sadness that Vajrayana practitioners around the world receive the news that Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche passed away on Friday 30 March at 3:30 am at his monastery in...
By Grant MacLean Even for Scotland it was an unusually wet autumn. As I was taking off my dripping cap and rain jacket in the cloakroom of a large, brand-new Samye Ling...
Dear Friends and Members of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche's centres, It is with deep regret that we inform the Karma Kagyu tradition, the Nyingma tradition and all other schools of Tibetan Buddhism as...
In The Question of Reality, Trungpa Rinpoche examines the parallels between the path portrayed in Carlos Castaneda’s books on Don Juan and the path of Buddhist Tantra.
This talk was given during a "Dharma Festival" in Boston. Read Boston Dharmadhatu, the Early Days by Anna Taylor for a first hand account of this Festival and a flavor of early community of...
Report from the Cremation Ceremony More than 15,000 devotees gathered near Paro, Bhutan on March 3, 2012, to attend the last rites of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. The ceremony began at four in...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llYCveHkpdk#action=share From the Sadhana of Mahamudra Seminar, November 1975 This video is offered by the Shambhala Archives in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Chögyam Trungpa's passing. Excerpt from the talk: In relating with...
Khyentse Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's mandala, celebrated ten years of impressive generosity in June 2012, with a celebration at the University of British Colombia in Vancouver. The...
Thank you for your sympathy and best wishes at this time. We live in a world of our own making, a world built by our own unique perceptions which we believe in...
His Holiness Dungtse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche died in New York today at the age of 80. The son of Dudjom Rinpoche and the father of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Thinley Norbu...
In August 2011, Thrangu Rinpoche visited Halifax where he taught on Khenpo Gangshar's text: Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet. The weekend was attended by members of the Shambhala community, and by...
Lama Tenam has compiled these photos to pay tribute to the life and activities of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa. The selection includes several photos of His Holiness with Trungpa Rinpoche.
Trulshik Rinpoche, one of the most venerated and revered masters in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, passed away on September 2, 2011 at the age of 88, at his monastery at Sitapaila...
Radio Free Asia Press Release 15 July 2011 WASHINGTON, DC On the heels of the Dalai Lama's visit to Radio Free Asia earlier in the week, Tibetan spiritual leader Ogyen Trinley Dorje,...
The following six-part interview took place in Ward, Colorado in October 2010. The interviewer was Peter Volz, and the videographer was Sasha Meyerowitz. Part One: Rinpoche, welcome to the Chronicles, and thank...
Part One https://youtu.be/Cun4xkvoSlo Part Two https://youtu.be/_vjfWT4QdRE Part Three https://youtu.be/3D30-ckIohI For more information on Traleg Rinpoche, please visit tralegrinpoche.typepad.com
Photograph by James Gritz James Gritz reports, December 11, 2010: We are here in Bodhgaya working from dawn to late at night on the film of the Karmapa and the Kagyu Monlam. One...
The set comprises 18 talks in black and white video on 5 DVDs, together with a 60 page study guide on PDF. Priced at $54, our intention is to make this...
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on the Future of Dharma in the West at the 2010 Khyentse Foundation Board Meeting from Khyentse Foundation. This address took place in France, during the summer of...
Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche is the grandson and spiritual heir of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He was born in 1967 and raised by his renowed grandfather. Since Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's passing in 1991...
This interview was recorded at Pema Osel in Vershire, Vermont on August 9, 2010, during Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche's tour of North Americ
Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche Arrives in Colorado and Wakes to a Double Rainbow at Phuntsok Choling https://youtu.be/WWlWEwvahJ0 Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche: 84,000 Teachings https://youtu.be/zj7kjIT8M3Q
By Nina Rolle We've been having some hot August days in Boulder, with a dry wind. Most of the sangha has returned to town from a summer of retreats up on The...
Since 2500 yrs. ago Buddha's teachings still exist; tonight I'll be speaking about dharma as taught by the buddha Not only the buddha dharma but all the great religions of this world...
By Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, 1 May 2010 There is a story about a farmer who owns a buffalo. Not knowing that the buffalo is in its stable, the farmer goes off to...
Recorded at Surmang Dutsi Til
Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche is the youngest son of the Terton Kangyur Rinpoche. At an early age he was recognized as an incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro by H.H Karmapa and...
A Tribute to Suzuki Roshi from Trungpa Rinpoche
Khyentse Foundation Translators' Conference, Bir, India by Stephanie Lai, March 17, 2009 Stephanie Lai: Rinpoche, what were the reasons that brought you to this conference? The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche asked me...
Trungpa Rinpoche gave two seminars on the bardo states and the six realms in 1971
By Bakes Mitchell Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche teachings in Halifax: Transcending Madness The teachings are on the six bardos, based on the Vidyadhara's book with the same title. Friday afternoon, 2:30 pm:...
Three months after the Sixteenth Karmapa's death in late 1981, Trungpa Rinpoche lead the community in a supplication. He said: Repeat after me. Your Holiness please return to us. Your Holiness please return...
Observations From Peter Volz Preparing for the visit of the Seventeenth Karmapa has been very enjoyable because there are so many different sanghas working together. From one point of view it's inefficient...
September 1, 1972, Karme Choling, Vermont May 6, 1972, Boulder, Colorado June 10, 1975, Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado We would like to thank the Shambhala Archives and Kalapa Recordings for preserving...
I was contemplating anecdotes of my personal experiences with the Vidyadhara, most being in the context of serving him as a kusung, and I realized that what I most would like...
The duration of this video is 22:39 The Kangyur, the complete library of the Buddha's teachings, was installed in the Karma Dzong main shrine room in Boulder on July 1, 1983. Here...
A Halloween Message from Trungpa Rinpoche [Audio: 1 minute, 47 seconds]
OUR TOPIC IS DECENCY. Decency here is not in contrast to the indecency of, say, wearing two different-colored socks or not having your zipper done up. We are talking about decency as something more profound to be realized and understood.
This talk was given in Los Angeles on September 16, 1978.
Here is the first ever Shambhala Day address, nine minutes and 17 seconds. It took place just after dawn in the newly renovated third-floor shrine room of Dorje Dzong, now the Boulder Shambhala Center. The room was packed with many students and many young children; it was a joyful moment.
This talk on shunyata, was given at Naropa in the summer of 1976. This video was made possible by the work of the Shambhala Archives.
Chögyam Trungpa on Sechen Kongtrül During a recent Sun of Wisdom feast in Halifax, the gathered sadhakas listened to this recording of Trungpa Rinpoche talking about his guru (excerpted from Talk Five...
This seminar is offered at this time to mark the re-publication of The Sun of Wisdom, a guru sadhana composed by Chögyam Trungpa to his root guru, Jamgon Kongtrul of Shechen.
Student: What is the validity of having a relationship with one person if falling in love just comes from loneliness? Is the validity of such a relationship just another illusion?
Tail of the Tiger (Karme Choling), Barnet, Vermont; August 1974 Commentary Introduction The notes on Chronicles introducing the previous seminar, "Training the Mind," also provide a good introduction to this "Techniques of Mindfulness" seminar...
This six-talk series given at RMCD in 1974 examines the nature of mind training.
This seminar on tantra was given by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche at Naropa Institute (now Naropa University) in the summer of 1974, the first year of Naropa. Chogyam Trungpa took an approach to Vajrayana Buddhism that is unique in its experiential flavor.
Trungpa Rinpoche begins by pointing out the necessity of beginning at the beginning. Otherwise it is like "building a castle on an ice block, or an apartment on an airplane."
Trungpa Rinpoche gave two seminars on Zen and Tantra, the first in January 1974 at Karme Chöling, and the second in February 1974, at the Harvard Divinity School. These talks have been edited into The Teacup and the Skullcup, with an introduction by Acharya David Schneider.
Trungpa Rinpoche gave two seminars on Zen and Tantra, the first in January 1974 at Karme Chöling, and the second in February 1974, at the Harvard Divinity School.
This four-talk seminar took place in Barnet Vermont, September 1973
Tail of the Tiger, August 1973
Tail of the Tiger, July 1973
Here are a few of the community talks that Trungpa Rinpoche gave during the early years of his teaching in North America.
Talk on Meditation given in Davis, California on May 10, 1971
These are recordings of Trungpa Rinpoche's classes at Colorado University in Boulder in January/February 1971.
These five talks where given at Karme Choling in January 1971.
These seven talks where given at Karme Choling in December 1970.
These six talks where given in Boulder, Colorado in December 1970er, Colorado in December 1970
These five talks where given at the Theosophical Society in Buffalo, New York, in October 1970
Work, sex and money: these are the main things in our lives that we look to instinctively for satisfaction, and yet, they almost never supply it
This 13-talk seminar was held at Tail of the Tiger in August 1970, just one month after Chogyam Trungpa arrived in the United States.
These 17 talks on Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation are among the first talks given by Trungpa Rinpoche after his arrival in the United States in July 1970.
Looking into the world I see alone a chrysanthemum, Lonely loneliness, And death approaches. Abandoned by guru and friend, I stand like a lonely juniper Which grows among rocks, Hardened and tough. Loneliness is my habit— I grew up in...