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Watch CBS’ “Modern Masters of Religion,” featurning the 16th Karmapa, Thomas Merton, and Karen Armstong

This CBS News video presents the stories of three major spiritual figures of the modern era. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who introduced His Holiness the 16th Karmapa to the States (and who founded the Shambhala Sun), is seen, as is Lama Surya Das (and his self-described “Jew-fro”), in what amounts to not only a telling of the […]

Chögyam Trungpa on what’s beyond our “little meditation world”

“There can be too much emphasis on the heroism of sitting practice and on the idea that there is nothing to do but meditate. There is a greater world than your little meditation world, your little meditation hall, and your little meditation cushion. There are other seats — there are saddles and chairs and green […]

Buddha’s Daughters: An interview with dharma teacher, writer, and editor Carolyn Gimian

Carolyn Rose Gimian has edited many of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s books, including his Collected Works. She’s also a senior teacher in Shambhala International whose teachings are characterized by her down-to-earth wisdom braided with her playful sense of humor. One of Carolyn’s teachings is in my anthology Buddha’s Daughters: Teachings from Women Who Are Shaping Buddhism […]

Chögyam Trungpa on sitting meditation and sharpening your perception

“There is a sharp precision that exists in our life, which generally arises from some form of training and discipline, particularly the sitting practice of meditation. Not that meditation sharpens our perception, but sitting practice makes it possible for us to perceive sharply. It is a question of removing the clouds rather than of recreating […]

Chögyam Trungpa on the Buddhist approach: “Just Do It”

“The Buddhist approach is: Just do it, on the spot, rather than reliance on the great white hope that something just might happen, and therefore, we should push toward it. The Buddhist approach is not really based on hope. It’s based on just sitting and doing it on the spot. Then a person’s mind begins […]

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on overcoming distraction

“In this samsaric, or confused, world, most of you have grown up physically, but psychologically you are very young. If your mind is so adolescent that you have no control over it, what you are taught is completely wasted, because you have not heard it—not because you are stupid but because you are so distracted. […]

Chögyam Trungpa on what spirituality means

“Some say that spirituality is a way of attaining a better kind of happiness, transcendental happiness. Others see it as a benevolent way to develop power over others or as a way to acquire magical powers so we can change our bad world into a good world. All of these points of view are irrelevant […]

Judy Lief to lead second retreat based on Chögyam Trungpa’s “Profound Treasury”

June 7-15, 2014, will find Shambhala Sun friend and frequent contributor Judy Lief leading “Mahayana, the Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion,” a retreat based on the second volume of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. (Read a recap of last year’s retreat, based on the first volume, here.) Among Judy’s [...]

Chögyam Trungpa on “giving up your uptightness”

“Giving away fifty percent of your aggression and reserving the other fifty percent for holding your trip together is not quite enough. You have to give up the whole thing. And each time you give, your vision begins to clear, and there’s less of a filter over your pupils; your hearing begins to clear, and [...]

It’s Monday morning. Are you drudging along? Or fully present, with a grin?

A thought from the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche: “There is no need in life to be continually just pushing along, drudging along. If you are awake and open in living situations, it is possible for them and you to be creative, beautiful, humorous, and delightful. This natural openness is right effort as opposed to any [...]

Chögyam Trungpa on meditation and motivation

“You may be motivated by your conviction and faith, but meditation is not at all goal oriented. You may be somewhat goal oriented, but your concept and understanding of the goal is uncertain. The fact that you have no idea what is going to happen, no real idea about the goal, seems to be the [...]

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Curiosity Killed the Computer

Inquiry into the death of influential Buddhist Meditation, Master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, crashes my computer and sheds light on the human condition. read more

Chogyam Trungpa on “enjoying the chaos”

“Working with conflict is precisely the idea of walking on the spiritual path. The path is a wild, winding mountain road with all kinds of curves; there are wild animals, attacks by bandits, all kinds of situations cropping up. As far as the occupation of our mind is concerned, the chaos of the path is [...]

Buddhist Monk Dedicated to Preventing Suicide in Japan.

-- "The bodhisattva vow is the commitment to put others before oneself. It is a statement of willingness to give up one’s own well-being, even one’s own enlightenment, for the sake of others." The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume Three, edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian. Show More Summary

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on “The Dangers of Tantra”

“The teachings of the Buddha are a treasury of wisdom that has been passed down from teacher to student for over 2,500 years. Many styles of teaching have developed, but all of the schools of Buddhism present the means to realize the awakened state of mind. And all of them emulate the example of the [...]

Register now for Friday and Saturday’s free livestreams of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s “Rain of Wisdom” teachings

Registration is now open for the Shambhala Sun‘s livestream of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s teachings on Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s foreword to The Rain of Wisdom, a collection of songs of realization from the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.. The teachings will take place today at 7:30 p.m. Atlantic Time (6:30 EDT) and tomorrow at 9 [...]

Shambhala Sun to present free livestream of three talks by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

The Shambhala Sun is pleased to present a livestream of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s teachings on Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s foreword to The Rain of Wisdom, a collection of songs of realization from the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The teachings will take place on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They [...]

Remembering Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on the anniversary of his death

Today is the 26th anniversary of the death of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche — the great Buddhist teacher who (among many other accomplishments) founded the Shambhala Sun. Whether you’re familiar with Rinpoche or not, you may want to check out “Ocean of Dharma,” Barry Boyce’s one-of-a-kind look at the life and work of Trungpa Rinpoche. The [...]

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