The Lion’s Roar: The Buddhist Path of Nonaggression
New York City, February 29, 1976
Visual Dharma Seminar
Audio recordings, Naropa 1979
1976 Seminary: Hinayana/Mahayana Talks
Here are the nineteen hinayana/mahayana talks of the 1976 Seminary. Join the Discussion Group
Cynicism and Warmth
Chogyam Trungpa rendered in charcoal by William Gilkerson
Back to Square One
Art In Everyday Life
This is a single talk given at Berkeley on May 18, 1971
50 Years Ago: First Teachings in North America
These three talks, given in NYC in early July 1970, were Trungpa Rinpoche's first recorded teachings in North America.
1978 Seminary: Hinayana/Mahayana Talks
During the coming weeks, we will be posting the hinayana/mahayana talks (19 talks in all) from the 1978 Vajradhatu seminary.
The Question of Nirvana
A talk by Trungpa Rinpoche to his class at the University of Colorado on April 19, 1973.
These three talks were given at Karme Choling in 1980 during the tenth anniversary celebration of Trungpa Rinpoche's arrival in North America
An Early Talk to the Community
This talk was given to students of Suzuki Roshi at the San Francisco Zen Center.
Vancouver Meditation Seminar: 1975
Three talks on meditation practice from February 1975
The Dawn of Enlightenment
The Star of Bethlehem
Sense of Humor
This talk took place in Boulder, Colorado on April 1, 1971
The original audio recording from 1971
Shambhala Day Address, Year of the Water Dog, 1982
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!
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.
Work Sex Money: Seminar Three
Work, sex and money: these are the main things in our lives that we look to instinctively for satisfaction, and yet ...
The Enlightenment of the Buddha
These three talks on the enlightenment of the Buddha were given at Karme Choling in December 1975.
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
Selected Devotional Poems of Chögyam Trungpa
For the hundreds of students who heard these readings, David Rome is the voice of Trungpa Rinpoche's poetry.
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 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.
Transcending Madness: The Experience of the Six Bardos, by Chögyam Trungpa
Trungpa Rinpoche gave two seminars on the bardo states and the six realms in 1971
Chogyam Trungpa Poetry Readings
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...
A Halloween Message from Trungpa Rinpoche [Audio: 1 minute, 47 seconds]
Hazy Moon/Brilliant Sun of Enlightenment
This talk was given in Los Angeles on September 16, 1978.
Cheerful Shambhala Day 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.
Jamgön Kongtrül of Sechen
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...
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: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
This six-talk series given at RMCD in 1974 examines the nature of mind training.
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 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.
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.
Life and Teachings of Marpa
This four-talk seminar took place in Barnet Vermont, September 1973
The True Meaning of Devotion
Tail of the Tiger, August 1973
Message of Milarepa
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
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 Seminar, 1971
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.