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Tribute page upon which members can share their stories and memories of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (VCTR)

In honour of the 25th anniversary of the parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, you are invited to post a tribute, memory, story, or other offering. You can either log in here to create a new post, or leave your tribute in a comment on this post


Book Review: Mindfulness in Action

Book Review: Mindfulness in Action – HIGHLIGHT

by Shambhala Times Editorial Staff Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself Through Friendliness and Everyday Awareness (Shambhala Publications, 2015) is the newest in a series of books based on talks by Chogyam Trungpa, edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian. Other books that Ms. Gimian has compiled include ... continue
Posted May 11, 2015 by Dan
A Turning Point

A Turning Point – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Radical Compassion Shambhala Times Exclusive Interview with Lama Tsultrim Allione and commemoration of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche   conducted by Cameron Wenaus of retreat.guru and Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times transcribed by Emma Sartwell, Shambhala Times Volunteer written by Ani Dawa Chotso, Shambhala Times Volunteer     Aha Moment: a moment of sudden ... continue
Posted April 5, 2015 by Editor
Ordinary Magic

Ordinary Magic – HIGHLIGHT

April 4 is Parinirvana Day, the day when we commemorate the passing of  Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This piece by Frank Ryan of Boston shares a personal memory of Trungpa Rinpoche and the Sixteenth Karmapa. The Seventeenth Karma is currently on a tour of North America.  by Frank Ryan Among the vast wealth ... continue
Posted April 4, 2015 by Dan
The Three Bodies of the Buddha

The Three Bodies of the Buddha – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating a collaboration between Naropa University and the University of Colorado on a Buddhist Studies Lecture Series in honor of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche …a course at the University of Colorado – Winter, 1971 by John J. Baker In the fall of 1970 Bob Lester, then Chairman of the Religious ... continue
Posted September 17, 2014 by Editor
The Early Years, part 2

The Early Years, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Trungpa Rinpoche in monastic robes in Scotland, circa 1967Celebrating a collaboration between Naropa University and the University of Colorado on a Buddhist Studies Lecture Series in honor of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche The Early Years in Colorado, part 2 by Clarke Warren The First Public Talk and Poetry Reading at Macky Auditorium Trungpa ... continue
Posted September 9, 2014 by Editor
Parinirvana Day at the Boulder Shambhala Center

Parinirvana Day at the Boulder Shambhala Center – HIGHLIGHT

article by Kaira Schachter photos by Shelly Webb Atop the main shrine, red roses floated in martini glasses filled with saffron water in a thoughtful row of extra offerings. Elegantly arranged ikebana decorated the shrines and the room was arranged for a feast. The Boulder Shambhala Center was ... continue
Posted April 10, 2014 by Editor
Brief Encounters with a Dragon

Brief Encounters with a Dragon – HIGHLIGHT

Remembering Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche These few “Brief Encounters” are brought to you courtesy of the wonderful work of the folks at The Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche “The Usual” from Valerie Lorig During 1985 and 1986 I attended Rinpoche weekly. Upon entering his room, there was often a vast sense ... continue
Posted April 6, 2014 by Editor
A Guard Story

A Guard Story – HIGHLIGHT

Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche #4, 1974,Remembering Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche by Hudson Shotwell, Halifax, Nova Scotia July, 1976 I drove the Eggplant Express up Ninth Street to the Hill, parked and walked to the house for my shift. It was July, 1976. This afternoon we would be going to a friend’s ... continue
Posted April 5, 2014 by Editor
The New Age

The New Age – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala’s annual Paranirvana Day is a community gathering that celebrates the life and influence of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The founder of Shambhala was Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987). Trungpa Rinpoche was the 11th descendent in the line of Trungpa tulkus, important teachers of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan ... continue
Posted April 4, 2014 by Editor
Beyond the Shower Curtain

Beyond the Shower Curtain – HIGHLIGHT

VCTR pointing from the Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa RinpocheA Memory and a Tribute to the Vidyadhara by Acharya Bill McKeever In 1974 Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche invited His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa to visit his fledgling sangha and its centers in the United States. In the roughly ... continue
Posted June 15, 2013 by Editor
Reborn in Tibet, 2

Reborn in Tibet, 2 – HIGHLIGHT

©2013 lee weingradTribute to the Vidyadhara A Retrospective Memoir, Part 2 by Lee Weingrad “Sometimes you meet your fate on the road you took to avoid it.” ~~ Clive Owen’s character in “The International” The five mile walk crossing the Tibet-Nepal border over the path that connected the Chinese-built Friendship Highway ... continue
Posted April 14, 2013 by Editor
Reborn in Tibet

Reborn in Tibet – HIGHLIGHT

©2013 lee weingradTribute to the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche A Retrospective Memoir in Multiple Parts by Lee Weingrad Part 1 “In the Kagyu lineage, the physical presence of the guru is not particularly important.” ~~ H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa XVI, Karma Dzong, Community Meeting, Boulder, 1980 I have to say that even from ... continue
Posted April 6, 2013 by Editor
Exhibit of Chogyam Trungpa in Tibet now available

Exhibit of Chogyam Trungpa in Tibet now available – HIGHLIGHT

The Vidyahara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the robe of the 10th Trungpa. Photo by Martin Janowitzfrom the Konchok Foundation A superb photo and text exhibit entitled “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa in Tibet” is now available online at the Konchok Foundation website. ... continue
Posted July 16, 2012 by Editor
Glimpses of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Life and Legacy in Tibet

Glimpses of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Life and Legacy in Tibet – HIGHLIGHT

Movie Review of Glimpses by Sean Scullion Many have read Born in Tibet and accounts of Chogyam Trungpa’s life in the west, but few have heard the stories of his early life told by the Tibetans of Surmang. In a new documentary, Glimpses of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Life ... continue
Posted May 4, 2012 by Editor
Twenty-Five Wishes for the Legacy Of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Twenty-Five Wishes for the Legacy Of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

From the Advisory Board of the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in furtherance of our mission, we aspire to support the realization of these aspirations, and we invite others to join in ... continue
Posted May 1, 2012 by Editor

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