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John Rockwell

John Rockwell talks about bringing together Shambhala Training and the three yanas office of practice and Education.

A Conversation with Chris Pleim

Julia talks with Chris Pleim about the Profound Treasury Dharma Group in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Susan Chapman

Susan Chapman talks about the unique qualities of the three year retreat at Sopa Chöling and how it has changed over the years.

The Samadhi of the Guru

This is a 2007 recording of Susan Edwards reading her piece, The Samadhi of the Guru, on KGNU Radio in Boulder with music by Thomas Lenk.

Alice and Richard Haspray

Richard and Alice talk about Suzuki Roshi and their experiences at Zen Center.

Robin Kornman on the The Rain of Wisdom

Robin talks about some of the Kagyü Gurtso and some of the early history of the Nalanda Translation Committee.

Dennis Southward: Looking in the same direction

Dennis Southward talks about his time in prison in the 1960s for turning in his draft card, and soon thereafter, connecting with Trungpa Rinpoche.

A Conversation With Clarke Warren

In this three-part conversation, Clarke Warren talks about the Ri-me Society, challenges faced by Tibetan communities in exile, and how sanghas in the West might gain inspiration from their example.

A Conversation With David Rome

Part one focuses on David's years as Trungpa Rinpoche his personal secretary and head of the Kasung. Part two is a discussion about the principles of commmand and protection. Part three is about his many activities since leaving Boulder in 1983.

A Conversation about the Vajra Regent with Kenneth Green

This three part discussion with Ken Green on the early years of the Vajra Regent's path is offered in commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Regent's passing. To introduce this conversation, Ken writes:

A Conversation with AN UNCOMMON KING director,Johanna Lunn

An Uncommon King is a father/son story that starts in Tibet and ends with the birth of the Sakyong's first child.

Bill Wooding on Being Gay in the Sangha

Julia speaks with Bill Wooding about being gay in the early Vajradhatu/Shambhala community, about the history of "Queer Dharma", and about the efforts made by a number of North American dharma groups to welcome and include the LGBTQ community as part of their sangha.

Sarah Coleman’s Reflections on the Vajradhatu seminaries

Sarah Coleman takes us on a tour through the thirteen three-month seminaries led by Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1970s and 80s. From Teton Village, to Rocky Mountain Dharma Center, Sarah gives us her raw impressions of the place, the teachings, the students, the era, and the teacher.

This Episode: A Conversation with Judy Lief

Judy Lief is a prominent Buddhist teacher, writer, and editor with an emphasis on the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa, and on a contemplative approach to death and dying.

Julia talks to Melvin McLeod about the Shambhala Sun Foundation

Melvin McLeod is the editor-in-chief of the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly.

A conversation with Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XX

Twentieth in a line of bowmakers and kyudo (Japanese archery) masters, Sensei served for many years as the official bowmaker to the Emperor.