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Introduction to The Art of Calligraphy: Part II

...at the beginning you just learn to make straight lines on your paper -CTR

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.

Introduction to The Art of Calligraphy: Part III

Gently, but with great conviction, the brush would descend to the paper and make its first dot. Often Rinpoche would pause the brush on this first mark, as if waiting for the calligraphy to be born from its seed.

The Way of Basic Sanity

In this essay I attempt to provide a synopsis of Trungpa Rinpoche’s unique perspective on Buddhist hinayana and mahayana practices.

Under Fire

On the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Vidyadhara’s Crossing of the Brahmaputra

Touch and Go

Chögyam Trungpa's Epic Journey to the West

Interview with Karma Senge about Kyere Gompa

The Chronicles (TC): Rinpoche, rather than asking you for further stories about Trungpa Rinpoche today, I'd like to ask you to talk about Kyere Gompa. I'd also like to ask about...

Chögyam the Translator

"...he used to amazing effect the fact that no one expected him to speak syntactically perfect English. Subtle, complex, and mind-opening ambiguities, as well as multiple shades and layers of meaning emerged easily from his often slippery sentence structures."

Historical Comments on The Sadhana of Mahamudra

There was tremendous corruption, confusion, lack of faith, and lack of practice in Tibet.

When Ice Clogged the Harbour

About 10 days before Rinpoche's passing on April 4, 1987, Halifax harbour began filling up with ice...

On Retreat in Charlemont: Silent Footage from 1972

A happy, quiet, soft, and tender time. Early Fall, early melting snow, early days with the guru

Poetry tributes to Trungpa Rinpoche

No fooling! Thirty-two years ago today, Rinpoche asked me to help him play an April Fool joke on the sangha. He thought a while and then asked me to call Vajradhatu and pretend...

His Final Home

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Chögyam Trungpa's parinirvana, the Chögyam Trungpa Legacy Project mounted an extraordinary exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax.

Year of the Earth Sheep: Shambahala Day 1979

In this address, Rinpoche talks very movingly about our individual responsibility to benefit everyone and anyone with whom we are connected.

Video Excerpt from When the Iron Bird Flies

This 5 minute clip from the feature documentary WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES: Tibetan Buddhism Arrives in the West follows Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche as he leaves England, lands in the US...

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche Celebrates Chögyam Trungpa and the Kagyu Lineage

Khyentse Rinpoche's Teachings in Halifax During his talks on the foreword to The Rain of Wisdom, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche marveled at Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's guru devotion, vision, and tremendous contribution towards...

Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma Retreat

By Kim Gilmer and Robbie Dvorkin Devotion and generosity of heart" is a phrase that captures the atmosphere of the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma retreat, held in Topsham, Maine,...

Chronicles Interview with Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche

Traleg Rinpoche comments on the importance of studying Trungpa Rinpoche's teachings

Film: Glimpses of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Life and Legacy in Tibet

This is a film about Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, yet all of the video and most of the photos are contemporary. Thus, those interviewed are, in effect, speaking about the role this...

A Chögyam Trungpa Exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Immigration

Entitled, Great Eastern Sun, the Shambhala Community in Nova Scotia, the exhibit presents a uniquely Shambhalian esthetic, in a uniquely Canadian setting.

Video Tour of Great Eastern Sun Exhibit

GREAT EASTERN SUN: The Shambhala Community in Nova Scotia, at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Enter the Dragon

During his lifetime, we celebrated Chögyam Trungpa's birthday in February. I don't think we ever had an exact date, probably because Tibetans use a lunar calendar. In Born in Tibet, Rinpoche...

The Shambhala Sun Surveys The Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa

In this article from the January 2012 issue of Shambhala Sun magazine , senior editor Barry Boyce takes on the impossible task of surveying Trungpa Rinpoche's fathomless ocean of teachings, with...

What Made Him Tick

I'd been eagerly awaiting a chance to see Crazy Wisdom after it premiered in Santa Barbara in February, so when I heard it was playing at the Buddhist Film Festival in...

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.

The Boulder Premiere of “Crazy Wisdom”

As Clay Evans, a staff writer for the Boulder Daily Camera who recently reviewed "Crazy Wisdom" aptly put it, Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche "haunts Boulder."

Crazy Wisdom Comes to Halifax

We are delighted to announce that Johanna Demetrakas's documentary on the life of Chögyam Trungpa has made its Canadian premiere at the Atlantic Film Festival on Monday, September 19th at 9:20...

The Magic of Casa Werma

By Brus and Jean Westby What is the difference between the "magic" of sleight of hand or a trick of the eye and real magic? The first amuses, even astounds, while the...

Skillful Means and Wisdom on the Buddhist Path

The set comprises 18 talks in black and white video on 5 DVDs, together with a 60 page study guide on PDF. Priced at $54, our intention is to make this...

Reflections on the Life and Teachings of Trungpa Rinpoche

This 52-minute audio file is excerpted from a series of talks on the life and teachings of Trungpa Rinpoche, offered in the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya in August 2004, during the Crazy Wisdom Seminar at Shambhala Mountain Center.

Surmang Diary

Encounter with Damchu Rinpoche We got a call from Surmang Foundation Regional Director Tsondru Tsering inviting us to his house for lunch I've known Tsondru and his family since 1992, when Pema...

Transcending Madness: The Experience of the Six Bardos, by Chögyam Trungpa

Trungpa Rinpoche gave two seminars on the bardo states and the six realms in 1971

GLIMPSES OF ALAYA

A Discussion with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the NTC The Nalanda Translation Committee, Kalapa Court in Boulder, Colorado, Circa 1980. Left to right: Nelson Dudley, Scott Wellenbach, Lodro Dorje, Chögyam Trungpa, Larry Mermelstein, Sherab Chödzin,...

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...

VCTR’s Comments About His Will

Read CTR's Spiritual Will The following are David Rome's notes from a meeting with VCTR on February 23, 1986 at Karme-Choling, Vermont DR: I would like to ask about after your death--not because...

Chögyam Trungpa and the Tibetan Book of the Dead

by Francesca Fremantle The following article is from Recalling Chögyam Trungpa, compiled and edited by Fabrice Midal. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., www.shambhala.com. Francesca Fremantle became a student of Trungpa Rinpoche...

A Chögyam Tungpa Bibliography

1 October 2002 The following list of books was compiled for The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, an eight-volume compilation of the works of Chögyam Trungpa. This book list is used here...