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The Passing of Paul Shippee

Paul Shippee November 15, 1937 - August 31, 2023 Paul Shippee, an original first-generation American student of Suzuki Roshi and of Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a highly innovative and creative early-sangha pioneer, an...

Tribute to Adana Barbieri

Adana Barbieri died peacefully on the morning of August 2nd, 2023 surrounded by her family and local dharma community. On Saturday, August 19th, at 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, a memorial service...

Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels

For Vesak Day: A bilingual sūtra recitation of “Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels”

Tribute to Harold Rolls/Tenzin Yongdu

Harold Rolls / Lama Tenzin Yongdu was a longtime student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and a gifted architect. After Trungpa Rinpoche's passing, he became a close student of Jamgön Kongtrul Rinpoche. The announcement below...

Children’s Day in Halifax, 2022

On December 20, 2022 there was a wonderful Children's Day celebration at the Halifax Shambhala Centre. Here are photos from Liza Matthews.

Mahasangha Space at KCCL

Video produced by Robert Zimmerman with the assistance of Marvin Moore Mahasangha Shrine Room Complete! KCCL now has a Mahasangha Shrine Room complete with pre/post meditation room, kitchenette, coatroom, restrooms, and a separate...

Tribute to Cathy Pressman

We are very sad to announce that Cathy Pressman died Thursday, August 11. Cathy was a very longtime student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and a very dedicated member of the Buddhist...

Tribute to Deborah Garrett

Our dear friend, Deborah Garrett, died on July 1 following a two year dance with brain cancer

Tribute to Jan Watson

Our dear warrior sister died on July 1st in the midst of a delightful lunch date, while enjoying a lovely day

From Heart of Buddha: Mandalas and Longchen 

Rabjam’s Notions of Mandalas (Oxford 2015)

Introduction to The Art of Calligraphy: Part I

Venerating the past in itself will not solve the world's problems. We need to find the link between our traditions and our present experience of life.

Dharma Art with Jack Niland

Karme Choling’s 50th Anniversary Week

In Zion with a Blue Breasted Rainbow Finch

A story from HH the 16th Karmapa's Visit to America

Westchester Buddhist Center

Meditation available for all new and seasoned meditators of all Buddhist traditions in Westchester County, NY.

The Profound Treasury Retreat

The Profound Treasury Retreat is a 9-day Buddhist meditation and study retreat based on the Buddhist teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

James George Chronology

A partial timeline of his accomplishments and continuing activities

Mindfulness, Compassion, and Daily Life with Judy Lief

Facing Death, Working with Dying, A Fresh Look at Relationships, and Milarepa’s Journey

Longer Range Questions

After almost seventeen years of Chronicling, a lot has happened: an oral history collection has been gathered, the two websites (Chronicles and Ocean) have been developed, and Ocean has grown into...

Unpublished Interviews

Joudi Adolphe Westman -August 8, 2003 Steve and Jeanne Baker September 3 & 10, 2004 Hazel Bercholz -June 7, 2004 David Bolduc -September 4, 2004 Jane Condon - March 11, 2002 Gabriel Bershen - March 2002 Jeremy Blackburn - August...

Protected: draft-one-august 2018


Join us in Celebration on April Fourth

 Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast & Celebration All are welcome Ocean Shrine Room 7:30 pm Eastern

Words of My Perfect Teacher

Including Ngondro Retreat

Harvest of Peace: Halifax 2010

by Cecelia Driscoll The Halifax Shambhala Centre Walking toward the Shambhala Centre on Sunday with my daughter Amanda (visiting from Hamilton), we blended in with the flow of new and familiar community members...

Close Capture: Crazy Wisdom

by Denault Blouin Many, if not most of us, have now gotten used to watching big events on little screens. Chögyam Trungpa's life deserves every inch of the big screen treatment it...

Traleg Rinpoche on Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

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

Kunga Dawa on Transmissions From Chögyam Trungpa

https://vimeo.com/23773324 See Kunga Dawa speak more about Rinpoche here.

On Shambhala and the Samaya Connection

Not long ago I heard someone say that people who disagreed with decisions made by the Sakyong or Shambhala International were people who didn’t practice and therefore, we shouldn’t pay attention to them.

A Family Breakfast

In this brief passage from Dragon Thunder, Lady Diana describes a period of time in the early 1980s when court life was more accommodating to the needs of the growing Mukpo...

Deborah Luscomb: Working on the details

The Rigden Abhisheka took place in Halifax during the first week of March 2006. The Abhisheka requires a host of ritual objects and implements, all of which were found or assembled with...

Letters of The Current Situation

The Current Situation (TCS), as it was known, grew into a bitter dispute that seemed unresolvable, and over the course of the next three years, generated a flurry of letters and official statements, several of which are presented on this page.

Hudson and Janet Shotwell

https://d2kfquv7whg76c.cloudfront.net/dispatches_2006_05_18.mp3   In this interview, recorded May 2006, Julia talks to Hudson and Janet Shotwell, about the nature of their relationship with Chögyam Trungpa. To Chogyam Trungpa,...