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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.

James Gimian

Jim talks about the myriad ways in which Trungpa Rinpoche worked with his students to nurture their personal understanding and sense of trust in their own intelligence.

Lodro Dorje and Larry Mermelstein: Part One

In this episode, Lodro Dorje and Larry Mermelstein talk about support for the Kagyu and Nyingma practices within Shambhala.

Alice and Richard Haspray

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

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 with Derek Kolleeny

Part one: Trungpa Rinpoche's emphasis on developing close relationships between the traditional lineages of Tibetan Buddhism Part two: Westchester Buddhist Center, an independent center for study and practice in Westchester, NY.

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.

A Conversation with Chris Pleim

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

A Conversation with Jane Kolleeny

Julia talks with Jane Kolleeny about the Westchester Buddhist Center. Visit westchesterbuddhistcenter.org for more information.

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.

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.

Episode One: Introduction

To introduce this series, Julia guides us through the mosaic, the many facets that have emerged from the world that Trungpa Rinpoche set in motion.

Conversation with Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel

In part one Barry asks Elizabeth about how she entered the Dharma and met Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.