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The Decision to Become a Buddhist

Taking refuge in the Buddha, the dharma and the sangha is something more than a ritual, wrote Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The post The Decision to Become a Buddhist appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Searching for the Ox: The Path to Enlightenment in 10 Pictures

A contemporary take on the oxherding pictures by artist Mark T. Morse, with commentary by Josh Bartok and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The post Searching for the Ox: The Path to Enlightenment in 10 Pictures appeared first on Lion's Roa...

Zen Mind, Vajra Mind

The late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche described Suzuki Roshi as his “accidental father” in America, and through their close friendship he gained great respect for the Zen tradition. In this talk, Chögyam Trungpa looks at the basic differences between Zen and tantra. The post Zen Mind, Vajra Mind appeared first on Lion's Roar.

BG 362: Mindfulness in Action

Episode Description: Carolyn Rose Gimian is the compiler and editor of The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa and the recently published Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness. In...Show More Summary

BG 032: Dharmic Throw Up

Episode Description: This week, we had the great pleasure of speaking with teacher and artist Robert Spellman, who was a long-time student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. In the first part of the series Robert shares several personal vignettes and also introduces a somewhat (w)retched metaphor for understanding the development of the path. Show More Summary

BG 058: Crazy Wisdom Saves the Day!

Episode Description: Crazy Wisdom, a phrase coined by the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, is used to describe uncommon, unique, and even wild ways of sharing wisdom. Wes Nisker, insight meditation teacher, shares with us his connection...Show More Summary

Ocean of Dharma

Barry Boyce surveys Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's vast body of teachings and their lasting impact on how Buddhism is understood and practiced. The post Ocean of Dharma appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Warrior Tradition: Conquering Fear

“Conquering Fear” is based on a seminar Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche conducted in 1979 for teachers in Shambhala Training on meditation and the view of warriorship. The post The Warrior Tradition: Conquering Fear appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Giving Up

Some people still consider Chogyam Trungpa a great teacher. I have never understood why. Trungpa was a teacher in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and highly controversial. I’ve always felt that he used (and abused) the Tibetan concept of “crazy wisdom” so that he could misbehave. (I blogged about one tortuous incident [...]

Ashoka Mukpo diagnosed with Ebola after covering outbreak

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Ashoka Mukpo, the son of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s wife, Diana Mukpo, and her second husband, Mitchell Levy (Trungpa’s personal physician), has contracted Ebola. Mukpo has spent years volunteering in West Africa, and returned to Liberia when the outbreak began. He was working as […]

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 [...]

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