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On Chögyam Trungpa

On Chögyam Trungpa

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche is the quintessential spiritual guide. His teachingssteeped in ancient tradition and presented with relaxed fluency in western language and cultureare profound, accessible, and fresh. In addition to the buddhadharma, he offered the secular path of Shambhala, cultivating an appreciation of inherent bravery, dignity and goodness beyond cultural and religious bounds. Through his many books, Trungpa Rinpoche continues to be an incomparable source of wisdom and courage in the world. The Chronicles is an ongoing celebration of his profound teachings and life example.

Copyright Diana J. Mukpo. Used here by arrangement with Diana J. Mukpo and Shambhala Publications, Inc.
These teachings by Chögyam Trungpa are selected at random from Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week: the email service that brings Trungpa Rinpoche’s dharma to your inbox several times each week. For more information, or to add your name to the list, visit OceanofDharma.com.
Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week is edited and produced by Carolyn Rose Gimian. Thank you to Lady Diana Mukpo, Mrs. Gimian, and Shambhala Publications for making these teachings available on the Chronicles.

SURRENDERING IN SADNESS

In devotion firm as an unchanging mountain
Truly seeing you alone, [my teacher,] as the Buddha,
Free from conventions of young or old,
In foreign lands, in sadness, with reverence,
I survive by the amrita, [the nectar,] of your blessings.

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You, my only father guru, have gone far away.
My vajra brothers and sisters have wandered to the ends of the earth.
Only I, Chögyam, the little child, am left.
Still, for the teachings of the profound and brilliant Practice Lineage,
I am willing to surrender my life in sadness.

— Excerpt from “The Doha of Sadness,” from “The Songs of Chögyam Trungpa” in THE RAIN OF WISDOM: The Essence of the Ocean of True Meaning, page 288. Translated by the Nalanda Translation Committee. [Ed note: Vajra brothers and sisters refers to fellow vajra

The Incomparable Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Dear fellow sangha of the incomparable Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Ki! Greetings from the Shambhala Belt, as the Vidyadhara called the area I have been...

Auspicious Coincidence

These three talks were given at Karme Choling in 1980 during the tenth anniversary celebration of Trungpa Rinpoche's arrival in North America

Foreword to The Rain of Wisdom

...the older I get, the more of a Kagyü person I become. -CTR

Open Way

This talk was given to students of Suzuki Roshi at the San Francisco Zen Center.

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?

Looking into the world

Looking into the world I see alone a chrysanthemum, Lonely loneliness, And death approaches. Abandoned by guru and friend, I stand like a lonely juniper Which grows among rocks, Hardened and tough. Loneliness is my habit— I grew...