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Feb 14

Absolutely Suicidal

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ctr&mermelRemembering the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

by Larry Mermelstein

article originally published on the Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

One day in Boulder, circa 1978, Larry Mermelstein had a very interesting conversation with Trungpa Rinpoche about relationships. Here for Valentine’s Day, is his account of that conversation.

Often when I was in Rinpoche’s presence, it was as a member of the Translation Committee, and there were almost always several other people in the room, including translators, consorts, board members, attendants, etc. So it was not as common for me to be alone with him. On this particular occasion, I was meeting with Rinpoche in his office, and it was just the two of us. I don’t remember what we were meeting about, but as we were finishing up our business, he turned to me and said, “So how’s your love life?” Continue…

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The Qualities Game
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Paying Attention to Impermanence – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 10.08.15
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Meditation and the Truth of Suffering – HIGHLIGHT
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Seattle offers their Center to the Sakyong – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 09.11.15
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Grandmother’s Audience
no responses - Posted 09.04.15
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Movin’ and Shakin’ – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 08.29.15
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Adventures in Doll-Making – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 08.24.15
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1 response - Posted 08.24.15
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no responses - Posted 08.22.15
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Turn it Yourself – HIGHLIGHT
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Creating Dechen Choling – HIGHLIGHT
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The Sun is Just Rising
The Sun is Just Rising – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 08.02.15
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