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Ambition to Learn

This public talk took place in San Francisco on May 20, 1971

The Nature of Mind

A single talk, given in Berkeley, Ca. on May 11, 1971
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Mahamudra II: Yogic Songs of Milarepa

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.
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The Question of Reality

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.
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Tibetan Buddhism and American Karma

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...
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Installing the Kangyur

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 is a video of the installation...

Spookiness

A Halloween Message from Trungpa Rinpoche [Audio: 1 minute, 47 seconds]

Year of the Earth Sheep: Shambahala Day 1979

In this address, Rinpoche talks very movingly about our individual responsibility to benefit everyone and anyone with whom we are connected.

THE BIG NO

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.

Talk to Sangha Children

In this talk we hear Chögyam Trungpa speaking with sangha children eight days before the first Children's Day in 1978. Rinpoche's brief talk and the discussion that follows are really quite wonderful for children and adults alike.

Hazy Moon/Brilliant Sun of Enlightenment

This talk was given in Los Angeles on September 16, 1978.

Cheerful Year of the Wood Horse: 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.
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Shunyata

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.

Karmapas: Holders of the Mahamudra Lineage

These five talks were given at Karme Choling in April 1976
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Trungpa Rinpoche on “The Teacher”

In relating with the teacher, your critical input and your surrendering work together at the same time. They're not working against each other. The more you get input from the teacher and the phenomenal world and the more you develop, at the same time the more you question.

Jamgön Kongtrül of Shechen

Chögyam Trungpa on Shechen 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...

Jamgon Kongtrul Seminar

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.

Loneliness and Love: An audio Valentine from Chögyam Trungpa

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?

Techniques of Mindfulness

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...

Training the Mind

This six-talk series given at RMCD in 1974 examines the nature of mind training.
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Journey Without Goal

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.
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Tibetan Buddhist Path

This fourteen-lecture series from the first session of Naropa (summer 1974) is commentary on the entire Buddhist path.

Mindfulness and Awareness

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."

Zen and Tantra II

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.

Zen and Tantra I

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.
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Life and Teachings of Marpa

This four-talk seminar took place in Barnet Vermont, September 1973
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Message of Milarepa

Tail of the Tiger, July 1973

Community Talks

Here are a few of the community talks that Trungpa Rinpoche gave during the early years of his teaching in North America.

Open Way

This talk was given to students of Suzuki Roshi at the San Francisco Zen Center.

Talk on Meditation

Talk on Meditation given in Davis, California on May 10, 1971

Colorado University Talks, 1971

These are recordings of Trungpa Rinpoche's classes at Colorado University in Boulder in January/February 1971.

Practice of Meditation

These five talks where given at Karme Choling in January 1971.

Battle of Ego

These seven talks where given at Karme Choling in December 1970.

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

These six talks where given in Boulder, Colorado in December 1970er, Colorado in December 1970

Meditation and the Buddhist Path

These five talks where given at the Theosophical Society in Buffalo, New York, in October 1970

Work Sex Money: Seminar One

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

One Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa

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.

Jewel Ornament of Liberation

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

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...

Talks by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche