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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


Beyond the Shower Curtain

Beyond the Shower Curtain – HIGHLIGHT

VCTR pointing 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 ... continue
Posted November 1, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
"The realm of perception is limitless, so limitless that perception itself is primordial, unthinkable, beyond thought. . . . Perception here is not just what you perceive but the whole act of perceiving—the interaction between consciousness, the sense organs, and the sense fields, or the objects of perception." Chögyam Trungpa, Shambhala, Sacred Path of the Warrior, pp. 101-2

The Whole Act of Perceiving

    “The realm of perception is limitless, so limitless that perception itself is primordial, unthinkable, beyond thought. . . . Perception here is not just what you perceive but the whole act of perceiving—the interaction between consciousness, the sense organs, and the sense fields, or the objects ... continue
Posted April 4, 2018 by
At the Time of the 25th Rigden

At the Time of the 25th Rigden – HIGHLIGHT

In 1993, Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche visited North America, where he met and taught Trungpa Rinpoche’s students in Colorado and Nova Scotia. Following is an excerpt from a talk he gave on June 27, 1993 in Boulder. By Jigme Phuntsok After the Twenty-Fifth Rigden has ruled Shambhala and propagated ... continue
Posted April 3, 2018 by CGH
Life of Chögyam Trungpa 3

Life of Chögyam Trungpa 3 – HIGHLIGHT

The third in a series of panels depicting the life of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. These seven panels provide a very brief overview of the life of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in Tibet and in the West.  They were prepared by a team led by Konchok Foundation director David Garrett with ... continue
Posted April 17, 2017 by CGH
Life of Chögyam Trungpa 2

Life of Chögyam Trungpa 2 – HIGHLIGHT

The second in a series of panels depicting the life of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. These seven panels provide a very brief overview of the life of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in Tibet and in the West.  They were prepared by a team led by Konchok Foundation director David Garrett with ... continue
Posted April 13, 2017 by CGH
The Life of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

The Life of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

Today, on Parinirvana Day (April 4), we are delighted to share the first of a series of beautiful panels. These seven panels provide a very brief overview of the life of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in Tibet and in the West.  They were prepared by a team led ... continue
Posted April 3, 2017 by CGH
Absolutely Suicidal

Absolutely Suicidal – HIGHLIGHT

Remembering 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 ... continue
Posted February 14, 2016 by Dan
The Qualities Game

The Qualities Game – HIGHLIGHT

Remembering the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche by Tom Pinson, Montreal article originally published on the Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Here is the story of Tom Pinson playing the Qualities Game with Rinpoche at the 1984 Seminary. My stories of the Vidyadhara are pretty uneventful. As a kasung, as personal ... continue
Posted December 10, 2015 by Dan
Grandmother's Audience

Grandmother’s Audience

…as told by Sarah Cox to Elizabeth Richardson originally published on the Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Born in 1890, Sarah Louise Buffington, was an unusually self determined woman for her generation. With the onset of the First World War, she traveled to France (against her father’s wishes) ... continue
Posted September 4, 2015 by Dan
Turn it Yourself

Turn it Yourself – HIGHLIGHT

A Recollection of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche by Frank Berliner edited from a Chronicles interview on 18 March 2002 My first recollection of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche was when he gave meditation instruction to all the new students at the first session of Naropa in 1974. I remember sitting ... continue
Posted August 10, 2015 by Dan
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
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
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

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