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On Moonbeams

On October 10, 2019, Elizabeth Callahan and Derek Kolleeny had this really helpful discussion about MOONBEAMS OF MAHAMUDRA. Thank you to both of them and to the 60 participants who joined in.

Journey to Taktsang

Travel with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche from Scotland to Taktsang in 1968, and hear him talk about receiving the Sadhana

Tibetan Buddhist Path

This fourteen-lecture series from the first session of Naropa (summer 1974) is commentary on the entire Buddhist path.

Tenga Rinpoche on Chogyam Trungpa

Tenga Rinpoche described the contributions of Chogyam Trungpa and the Shambhala community in hosting the Sixteenth Karmapa's tour of the West.

Jakusho Kwong-roshi on Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Jakusho Kwong-roshi on Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Video by Bill Scheffel.

Glimpses of Yarne

Gampo Abbey is a Buddhist Monastery on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. At the time of filming, it was celebrating thirty years since its founding by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in...

Vana Jakic recalls Trungpa Rinpoche

Vana Jakic talks about her interactions with Trungpa Rinpoche in England in the 1960s.

Kunga Dawa on Chögyam Trungpa and Sadhana of Mahamudra

This footage is from a three-hour interview Cathy Hubiak and Bill Scheffel conducted with Kunga Dawa, Richard Arthure, earlier this year.

Richard Arthure on Meeting Chogyam Trungpa

Richard Arthure on meeting Chogyam Trungpa. Video by Bill Scheffel.

The Teacher

In relating with the teacher, your critical input and your surrendering work together at the same time.

A Tour of Biddulph Old Hall

Rigdzin Shikpo takes us on a tour of Biddulph Old Hall in Staffordshire, England. Biddulph Old Hall is the site of some of Trungpa Rinpoche's early teachings in the UK.

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

On Trungpa Rinpoche’s Unique Brilliance

About Trungpa Rinpoche's "mind-boggling brilliance"

Special Message from His Holiness the Karmapa

A single pillar can’t hold up a single building ...

Meditation: The Path of the Buddha

In 1974 during the inaugural session of The Naropa Institute, Chögyam Trungpa presented this course on meditation.

Abhisheka

Talk nine from the Journey Without Goal seminar

Recollections of Trungpa Rinpoche

Rabjam Rinpoche traveled to the United States twice with his grandfather, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, where they visited Trungpa Rinpoche and his community of students. Here are a few of his memories from those visits.

Glimpses of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Life and Legacy in Tibet

Many thanks to Lyndon Comstock and Jon Ransohoff and everyone at the Konchok Foundation for making this wonderful documentary available. It is such a delight to see where Rinpoche was born,...

Mahamudra II: Yogic Songs of Milarepa

The Shambhala Archives has released Mahamudra II (talk 9 from the The Yogic Songs of Milarepa seminar held at Naropa's in 1976) to mark the 30th anniversary of Trungpa Rinpoche's parinirvana.

Jakusho Kwong-Roshi Describes Being with Trungpa Rinpoche

https://vimeo.com/24712305 Video by Bill Scheffel Jakusho Kwong-roshi is a lineage heir of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi and was also close to Trungpa Rinpoche. He is the founder and abbot of the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center...

2009 Parinirvana Day Offering

https://youtu.be/Fjat42qEcjk Dear friends, I am a little late as usual, in terms of the parinirvana of both my late father and the Vidyadhara. I just want to let you know that this so...

1974 Seminary

Visit the 1974 Vajradhatu Seminary in Snowmass, Colorado

Joining Heart and Mind: Creating a Compassionate World

https://youtu.be/xcopRse0rr8 This talk was sponsored by the Karmapa Foundation, which carries out secular activities of His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa and seeks to contribute to the betterment of mankind and the peace...

Caring for Life on Earth in the Twenty-First Century

https://youtu.be/XrZUVuh9Uuc On March 26, Harvard Divinity School hosted "Caring for Life on Earth in the Twenty-first Century," a talk by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje on the interdependence of all...

Interview with Tulku Thondup Rinpoche

This interview was conducted in Cambridge, Massachusetts in October 2014. Thank you to Sam Bercholz for conducting the interview, and to videographer Ivan Bercholz. Part One: About his teacher, Dodrupchen Rinpoche ...

Glimpses of Yarne

"You could say we are just an average bunch of people here — average in terms of our confusion and our wisdom, our inherent goodness and our obstinate little ways. But...

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...

What Makes Us a Practitioner of Dharma

https://youtu.be/N_va3gLsMXE To learn more about Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and his community of students, visit mangalashribhuti.org

The Passing of Shibata Sensei

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Kanjuro Shibata Sensei, the kyudo master who came to North America to share his knowledge and wisdom with western students...

Shibata Sensei Cremation Ceremony

https://youtu.be/1FTRNGxq0rM Video by Greg Smith The song that you are hearing here is Sensei singing about a flock of geese, "Gun"...one or two may fly away from the V - arrowhead shaped flock...

When Trungpa Rinpoche met Suzuki Roshi

Here is Sam and Hazel Bercholz account of the first meeting between Trungpa Rinpoche and Suzuki Roshi.

Jewel Mountain

Jewel Mountain was made in the mid-1990s and is the first in a series of subsequent films on Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

The Question of Reality

In The Question of Reality, Trungpa Rinpoche examines the parallels between the path portrayed in Carlos Castaneda’s books on Don Juan and the path of Buddhist Tantra.

Tibetan Buddhism and American Karma

This talk was given during a "Dharma Festival" in Boston. Read Boston Dharmadhatu, the Early Days by Anna Taylor for a first hand account of this Festival and a flavor of early community of...

Remembering the Masters

Homage to Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro. This film was published by Sogyal Rinpoche and Rigpa in 2009 commemorating the 50th anniversary.

Chronicles Interview with Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche

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

Chögyam Trungpa on “The Teacher”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llYCveHkpdk#action=share From the Sadhana of Mahamudra Seminar, November 1975 This video is offered by the Shambhala Archives in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Chögyam Trungpa's passing. Excerpt from the talk: In relating with...

Necessary Angel

An interview with Henry Schaeffer, by Bill Scheffel Henry Schaeffer studied with Suzuki Roshi before meeting Chögyam Trungpa and becoming the latter teacher's student in 1970. In this video, Henry describes the...

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

Khyentse Foundation: Ten Years of Giving

Khyentse Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's mandala, celebrated ten years of impressive generosity in June 2012, with a celebration at the University of British Colombia in Vancouver. The...

Slide Show Commemorating the Life and Activities of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wobzsExUbRw&feature=youtu.be Lama Tenam has compiled these photos to pay tribute to the life and activities of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa. The selection includes several photos of His Holiness with Trungpa Rinpoche.

Interview with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

The following six-part interview took place in Ward, Colorado in October 2010. The interviewer was Peter Volz, and the videographer was Sasha Meyerowitz. Part One: Rinpoche, welcome to the Chronicles, and thank...

On Becoming a Teacher

An Interview with Jakusho Kwong-roshi

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.

Video Tribute to Chögyam Trungpa from Gesar Mukpo

Gesar writes: I put this tribute slideshow to my father together. Check it out and spread the link to anyone who may like to watch it. I feel very fortunate to have had such an amazing father and am honored that he touched so many lives. Happy Parinirvana day all and jolly "good luck!"

E. Gene Smith Memorial from Khyentse Rinpoche

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on Gene Smith Smith did most of his seminal work of collecting, classifying and disseminating Tibetan books while serving as field director in India and later, Malaysia and Egypt...

The Future of Dharma in the West

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on the Future of Dharma in the West at the 2010 Khyentse Foundation Board Meeting from Khyentse Foundation. This address took place in France, during the summer of...

An Interview with Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche

Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche is the grandson and spiritual heir of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He was born in 1967 and raised by his renowed grandfather. Since Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's passing in 1991...

An Interview with Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche

This interview was recorded at Pema Osel in Vershire, Vermont on August 9, 2010, during Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche's tour of North Americ

Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche in Colorado

Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche Arrives in Colorado and Wakes to a Double Rainbow at Phuntsok Choling https://youtu.be/WWlWEwvahJ0 Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche: 84,000 Teachings https://youtu.be/zj7kjIT8M3Q

Karme Chöling Turns 40

By Tom Bell May 28, 2010 Today is a day of preparation at Karme Chöling—getting ready for the Celebration. The place looks really beautiful and the feeling is good. Staff are working and...

James Yensan

In this 4-minute video, Jim Yensan recalls the sense of trust he experienced as a student of Trungpa Rinpoche.

Installing the Kangyur

The duration of this video is 22:39 The Kangyur, the complete library of the Buddha's teachings, was installed in the Karma Dzong main shrine room in Boulder on July 1, 1983. Here...

Shunyata

This talk on shunyata, was given at Naropa in the summer of 1976. This video was made possible by the work of the Shambhala Archives.

Journey Without Goal

This seminar on tantra was given by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche at Naropa Institute (now Naropa University) in the summer of 1974, the first year of Naropa. Chogyam Trungpa took an approach to Vajrayana Buddhism that is unique in its experiential flavor.

Life and Teachings of Marpa

This four-talk seminar took place in Barnet Vermont, September 1973