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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

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
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
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
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
The New Age


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
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
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

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