The Very Venerable 9th Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche


In this interview Carolyn Gimian and Peter Volz talk with Rinpoche about fulfilling the aspirations of Chogyam Trungpa. Thank you to Rinpoche’s interpreter, David Karma Choephel.

Towards the end of the interview, Carolyn asks Rinpoche if he has any words of advice for Chronicles listeners. In his answer, Rinpoche refers to this prayer that he composed for the 16th Karmapa: Calling the Glorious Karmapa Rigpe Dorje Longingly From Afar.

The opening and closing drum themes for Let Loose are by Jerry Granelli, recorded on Sandhills Reunion. The closing theme is from Drala by Peter Lieberson, recorded on Raising the Gaze. Thank you to both composers for their permission to use these excerpts from their work. Thank you also to Marvin Ross for his photographs of Thrangu Rinpoche.