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The Bodhisattva

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche explains; those who take the bodhisattva vow make one simple commitment: to put others first, holding nothing back for themselves. The post The Bodhisattva appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

According to the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, spirituality means relating with the working basis of one’s existence, which is one’s state of mind. The post The Four Foundations of Mindfulness appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Why We Meditate

We don’t meditate to become better people or have special experiences, says Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Meditation is simply the way we relate to our already existing enlightened state. The post Why We Meditate appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Find Your Heart in Loneliness

When we are alone, says Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, we may begin a love affair with sadness. The post Find Your Heart in Loneliness appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Basic Principle of Bodhicitta

Relative bodhicitta is how we learn to love each other and ourselves, according to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The basic principle of ultimate bodhicitta is to rest in the fundamental state of consciousness, before it is divided into ‘I and ‘other.' The post The Basic Principle of Bodhicitta appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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 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

Thomas Merton on Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

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...

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.

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 […]

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 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. […]

Matt Segal’s Sixth Sense for Climbing Rocks. {Amazing Climbing Photos}

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 Obsessive-Compulsive Style in American Politics

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

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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