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
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
I read the seventh and final volume of Thomas Merton's journals, The Other Side of the Mountain, in 1998 when it first appeared. I am currently re-reading it. It is once again proving to be page turner for one who...
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.
“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.
Visit NBCNews.com 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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. […]
Matt Segal tries to live by the words of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the late founder of Naropa University, when he said: “The arrival of chaos should be regarded as extremely good news.”
The contemporary Tibetan meditation teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche frequently described how we depend on our anxieties, fixations, and worries. However painful they may be, he suggested, they also serve as occupations -- ways to stay...Show More Summary
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 [...]
Inquiry into the death of influential Buddhist Meditation, Master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, crashes my computer and sheds light on the human condition. read more
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Spring Buddhadharma is on newsstands now, featuring Joan Sutherland on what enlightenment is and isn’t, and how we can experience it in our daily lives, and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche‘s previously unpublished teachings, now public for the first time in The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma. In “Confessions of [...]
In a two-hour ceremony which continually invoked the vision and practical guidance of its founder Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Naropa University formally installed Charles G. Lief as its eleventh President on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Chuck, as he was referred to by many of the wide variety of presenters, wasted no time in setting out an [...]
From Ocean of Dharma comes this quote from Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, from The Profound Treasury of Knowledge, Volume Three: The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness. Practicing dharma is not difficult; it comes naturally. It is free from hassle, and it brings a lot of health. As you practice more and more, you find that practice [...]