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.
...the older I get, the more of a Kagyü person I become. -CTR
This fourteen-lecture series from the first session of Naropa (summer 1974) is commentary on the entire Buddhist path.
An Early Talk to the Community
Three talks on meditation practice from February 1975
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
Reading by David Rome
I expected something extraordinary to happen ... but nothing happened, and he was very pleased.
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 ...
VCTR poem for Dan Meade
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.
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...
A Tribute to Suzuki Roshi from Trungpa Rinpoche
Trungpa Rinpoche gave two seminars on the bardo states and the six realms in 1971: Six States of Bardo (Allens Park), and Six States of Being (Karme Chöling).
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]
In this address, Rinpoche talks very movingly about our individual responsibility to benefit everyone and anyone with whom we are connected.
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.
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.
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.
These five talks were given at Karme Choling in April 1976
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.
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.
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.
This talk was given to students of Suzuki Roshi at the San Francisco Zen Center.
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...