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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 […]

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 [...]

Artists inspired by Buddhism and Trungpa Rinpoche on exhibit in Denver

If you find yourself in Denver this holiday season, you might treat yourself to an excursion to the Robischon Gallery, where the creations of two of the four artists currently on exhibit derive inspiration from the Buddha and contemporary Buddhist teachers. The installations of sculptor David Kimball Anderson collectively entitled Altitude, for example, contain pieces [...]

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

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 [...]

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By the time a person hears the news, it is not news at all, but opinion. It becomes a message of some kind, rather than fresh, straightforward news --Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche … Have we eaten on the insane root That takes the reason prisoner? --Macbeth As a teenager, Michel believed that suffering conferred dignity on a person. Show More Summary

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 [...]

What’s in the Spring Buddhadharma magazine?

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 [...]

“460 more years!” Chuck Lief installed as 11th President of Naropa University

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 [...]

Chögyam Trungpa on “Riding the Mind”

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 [...]

Chögyam Trungpa on seeing your confusion

From Ocean of Dharma comes this quote from Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, from The Profound Treasury of Knowledge, Volume Two: The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion. Any confusion you experience has within it the essence of wisdom automatically. So as soon as you detect confusion, it is the beginning of some kind of message. At [...]

From the January 2013 magazine: “Fully Genuine”

From Ocean of Dharma comes this quote from Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche about being fully genuine in life and in art. It’s excerpted from his previously unpublished dharma art teaching “Unconditional Beauty” from our January magazine. When relaxation develops in us, through letting go of neurosis and experiencing a sense of space and cool fresh air [...]

Locating the sacred

2 years agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche defined sacred space as "a space that is recognized with heart and mind, that radiates a particular atmosphere you cannot help but feel." read more

Naropa University names Charles G. Lief its new president

Boulder, Colorado’s Naropa University, the contemplative university that was founded as Naropa Institute by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, has announced Charles G. “Chuck” Lief as its new president. Along with the above video, in which Lief discusses staying true to Naropa’s roots, the University has issued the following press release, which serves as a bio for [...]

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