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Exhibit of Chogyam Trungpa in Tibet now available

The Vidyahara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the robe of the 10th Trungpa. Photo by Martin Janowitz

from 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. Including the introduction, the exhibit consists of six linked web pages.

In this time of the 25th anniversary of the parinirvana of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the presentation examines important aspects of the life of the Vidyadhara in Tibet, prior to his escape to India in 1959. The presentation draws on new information about the Vidyadhara that has only come to our attention in the West in the past decade or so as our connection with his monastery, Surmang Dutsi Til, has grown.

While the exhibit is largely historical in nature, there is also a considerable amount of information about the legacy of the Vidyadhara in Tibet since his departure. This legacy speaks both to the profound effect he had on his contemporaries in Tibet, even at an early age, as well as current activities at Surmang. The exhibit will be of interest, not only to members of the Shambhala community or people with a connection to activities of the Konchok Foundation, but to anyone who is interested in the life and work of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

The exhibit was prepared on behalf of the Konchok Foundation by David Garrett with assistance from Larry Mermelstein, Sweet Design, Liza Matthews, and others. It has been displayed at the Halifax and Boulder Shambhala centers, and at Dorje Denma Ling. For any center that would like to display the exhibit, please note that the panels, formatted for printing, may be downloaded by contacting Anna Weinstein at Shambhala International.

Video of some of the important places and people from Trungpa Rinpoche’s life in Tibet can be seen in the DVD “Glimpses of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Life and Legacy in Tibet” which is available as a donation gift from the Konchok Foundation.

The online presentation includes links through which donations for Dutsi Til Monastery and the projects of Karma Senge Rinpoche may be made.

The Konchok Foundation provides support for the new shedra at Surmang Dutsi Til monastery and related efforts. For more information, or to make a donation, please visit www.konchok.org.

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