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Dispatches with Julia Sagebien
Alice and Richard Haspray talk about Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Suzuki Rochi's arrival in North America
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.
The Dön Days
Mark Nowakowski talks about the dön days at the end of the lunar calendar and the annual practice of "Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos."
Jan talks about being a student of Trungpa Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, the Diamond Heart Path, and serving as a Dapon in the Dorje Kasung.
Johanna talks about the making of Crazy Wisdom, her career as a filmmaker, and her experience of working on film projects with Chogyam Trungpa.
Sharon talks about her experience of working in Trungpa Rinpoche's court and the Regent's household, and her continued service to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Lodro Dorje and Larry Mermelstein: Parts One and Two
In this episode, Lodro Dorje and Larry Mermelstein talk about support for the Kagyu and Nyingma practices within Shambhala.
Richard talks about issues of trust, devotion and loyalty, exploring the balance between practice with working in the world, and more.
Yeshe talks about her work in the community over many years, and her connections to Chogyam Trungpa and Sakyong Mipham.
In this interview, Kate talks about meeting CTR, studying Sanskrit, and Tibetan, and working on many projects within the sangha.
Andy Karr talks about Mudra theater group, kusung training, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, miksang photography, and more.
Marty talks about meeting Trungpa Rinpoche, the development of the Kasung, Trungpa Rinpoche as servant, the role of youth, and more.
Eve talks about meeting Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, teaching Shambhala Training, becoming an Acharya, and her connection to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Judith Lief talks with Julia about the first seminary, editing Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's lectures, and more.
Mark talks about Buddhism, Shambhala, Shambhala Buddhism. He also discusses Radio Free Shambhala and more.
Larry talks about the origins of the Nalanda Translation Committee and working with Trungpa Rinpoche the various translation projects.
Where there are meditators, there is a need for things on which to sit. In this interview Jeanine tells the story of Samadhi Cushions.
Michael talks about meeting Trungpa Rinpoche, his family heritage, the Council of Warriors, the Shambhala Institute, and more.
Richard John talks about working with Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the Sopa Choling retreat and more.
John Rockwell talks about bringing together Shambhala Training and the three yanas office of practice and Education.
Susan Chapman talks about the unique qualities of the three year retreat at Sopa Chöling and how it has changed over the years.
Mitchell Levy talks about the Kalapa Council, loyalty, the Ripa lineage, and his relationship with Chogyam Trungpa, and Sakyong Mipham.
Gesar Mukpo, son of Chogyam Trunpga, and incarnation of Jamgön Kongtrül of Sechen talks about his movie "Tulku" and more.
Listened to Trungpa Rinpoche's interview on CKGM radio in Montreal in 1971, including a call-in from17 year-old Jason Gavras
Reggie talks about his training with Trungpa Rinpoche, leaving Shambhala International, and the view and practice of dharma that he presents to his students.
Beverley talks about decorum, bravery and love, life in Cape Breton, finding the European land center, and her role as Trungpa Rinpoche's executive secretary.
Live from Halifax
A live show about is the Karmapas: CTR's relationship to the 16th HHK, his historic visits, and the upcoming first visit of the 17th Karmapa to North America.
Barry Boyce talks about the nature of propaganda versus genuine communication, the conversation between a magazine and its readership, and his inspiration to pass on the torch.
Noel talks about attending Vidya School in Boulder, the bond shared by his peers, moving to NS and taking a job at the Shambhala School in Halifax.
Cheryl talks about working in A Suite, her tenure at Karmê Chöling, her management of Vajradhatu Pubs, leaving the Shambhala nest, and working for clothing designer and philanthropist Eileen Fisher.
Alice talks about Zen Center, RMDC, NY Dharmadhatu, the South American sangha, the Commission on the Status of Women and Feminine Principle, and the Council of Warriors
Susan talks about meeting Trungpa Rinpoche, working as a metaphysical consultant, and teaching at Naropa, the feminine principle, and her experience of Trungpa Rinpoche's samadhi.
Cynthia talks about meeting her teacher, Kalu Rinpoche, how she began to study with SMR, the origins of the Rigden thangka, and the ongoing iconographic work that she has undertaken.
Bob talks about working with Chogyam Trungpa on design projects, the nature of the space that was created, and passing on what we received.
Judith Simmer Brown
Judith is well known as a dharma teacher and scholar with a special focus on the feminine principle and interfaith dialogue.
President Reoch talks about his personal journey, his relationship to Sakyong Mipham, and some of the current issues facing the Shambhala community.
Barbara talks about the creative process, her passion for calligraphy, working with discouragement, her connection with Trungpa Rinpoche, and more.
John talks about his experiences as a non-sectarian chaplain in an inner-city hospital, a great story about June Bugs, and more.
Leonard discusses his relationship to practice and community, and his concerns regarding the direction of Shambhala International.
Fabrice talks about his writings on the life and teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and his decision to leave Shambhala International.
Ken talks about government, corruption, Hopi prophesies, democracy, and the importance of showing up.
Bob and Lindy King
Bob and Lindy King talk about their journeys through Kham in the summer of 2005, and interviewing Khenpo Gangshar's consort, Chime Palmo.
Lady Diana Mukpo and Carolyn Rose Gimian
Lady Diana Mukpo and Carolyn Gimian talk about how the idea for a memoir first arose and how they worked together to make it happen.
Peter reflects on Trungpa Rinpoche as master statesman, the Office of External Affairs, and the need to train a new generation of Shambhala diplomats.
Jonathan table about growing up in the sangha, his memories of early Sun Camps, and how he sees his current role as one of the leaders of Sun Camp.
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.
Dispatches is delighted to present this fascinating and very personal look at the often misunderstood realm of Trungpa Rinpoche’s visual dharma teachings.
Venerable Khandro Rinpoche
Khandro Rinpoche talks about the admiration her father, Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche, and other prominent teachers of his generation had for Trungpa Rinpoche.
Helen Berliner talks with Julia about her early connection with Trungpa Rinpoche, the importance of working with form, the Mindrolling lineage, and being a student of Khandro Rinpoche.
Chris Tamdjidi discusses the importance of relating to earth in terms of establishing a good container for the teachings.
Adam discusses how the Sakyong sees his role as stabilizing the Druk Sakyong's teachings.
Fleet talks about his years of incarceration, and his work with hospice, and the power of bringing practice to prisons, and more.
Bill reflects on the choicelessness of service, the path of devotion, practicing with illness, and encountering real fear and uncertainty.
Julia talks with Bonnie Rabin, Halifax psychologist (voted best psychologist in Halifax by readers of the Coast), life coach, and long-time student of Chögyam Trungpa.
Carolyn Rose Gimian
Carolyn talks about editing and compiling of many of Rinpoche’s books and other writings.
Steve takes a look at his relationship to Ponlop Rinpoche and the Nalandabodhi community, in light of his ongoing connection to the Mukpos and the Shambhala mandala.
Wendy Friedman and Richard Peisingers
This week's dispatch is from Wendy Friedman and Richard Peisinger, the coordinators of Sakyong Mipham and Semo Tseyang's wedding festival.
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, Rinpoche On the Nineteenth anniversary...
Jeff talks about the vision for Shambhala Mountain Center, what has been accomplished there, and the challenges that lie ahead.