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Nov 01

Beyond the Shower Curtain

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VCTR pointing photo by Ann Spruyt from the Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

VCTR pointing photo by Ann Spruyt from the Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

A 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 four years Rinpoche had been in North America, he had been quite successful attracting a devoted following of students. He was equally successful in gathering spirited controversy about his behavior and methods.

As news of the impending visit of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa spread, the controversy surrounding Trungpa Rinpoche intensified. There was a network of western “tibetophiles” who had spent time in Nepal and India with Tibetan teachers, and considered themselves expert, or at least knowledgeable about who was who in Tibetan Buddhism. One camp of those critical of Trungpa Rinpoche held that he had become corrupted by the west as his dissolute lifestyle demonstrated.

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1 response - Posted 10.18.18
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The Magic of Lhasang – HIGHLIGHT
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51 responses - Posted 10.07.18
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What is the Heart of Dharma Art? – HIGHLIGHT
13 responses - Posted 10.04.18
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Focusing: An Interview with David Rome – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 10.02.18
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