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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


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

The New Age – HIGHLIGHT

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
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
Reborn in Tibet

Reborn in Tibet – HIGHLIGHT

©2013 lee weingradTribute to the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche A Retrospective Memoir in Multiple Parts by Lee Weingrad Part 1 “In the Kagyu lineage, the physical presence of the guru is not particularly important.” ~~ H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa XVI, Karma Dzong, Community Meeting, Boulder, 1980 I have to say that even from ... continue
Posted April 6, 2013 by
Exhibit of Chogyam Trungpa in Tibet now available

Exhibit of Chogyam Trungpa in Tibet now available – HIGHLIGHT

The Vidyahara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the robe of the 10th Trungpa. Photo by Martin Janowitzfrom 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. ... continue
Posted July 16, 2012 by
Glimpses of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Life and Legacy in Tibet

Glimpses of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Life and Legacy in Tibet – HIGHLIGHT

Movie Review of Glimpses by Sean Scullion Many have read Born in Tibet and accounts of Chogyam Trungpa’s life in the west, but few have heard the stories of his early life told by the Tibetans of Surmang. In a new documentary, Glimpses of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Life ... continue
Posted May 4, 2012 by
Twenty-Five Wishes for the Legacy Of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Twenty-Five Wishes for the Legacy Of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

From the Advisory Board of the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in furtherance of our mission, we aspire to support the realization of these aspirations, and we invite others to join in ... continue
Posted May 1, 2012 by
Right Place, Right Time

Right Place, Right Time

by Wolfgang Blumel The year was around 1991, and I was in the middle of studying Maitri with Marvin Casper at Naropa, soaking in red Padma passion, when I found myself somewhat lost during a little weekend solo road-trip around Rocky Mountain National Park. The night had started ... continue
Posted April 8, 2012 by
Good Eye

Good Eye

poem and image offered by Cara Thornley Good heart! Good humor! Good joy! Good tears! Good eye! All good! continue
Posted April 5, 2012 by
Inseparability

Inseparability

poem by Jampal Senge (Benoît Côté) On the day of the 25th anniversary of the parinirvana of the root guru, April 4th, 2012, these words came to mind after my morning practice session. May the sangha be united! Whether we like it or not Things are what they are Things ... continue
Posted April 4, 2012 by
The Teacher: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

The Teacher: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Parinirvana (death) of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of our community. The video below is a teaching from his seminar on the Sadhana ... continue
Posted April 4, 2012 by
A Tribute to Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche by his son Gesar Mukpo

A Tribute to Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche by his son Gesar Mukpo

video by Gesar Mukpo Tribute to my father Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on the 25th anniversary of his parinirvana. All media used under fair use for educational purposes. continue
Posted April 3, 2012 by
A Poem to The Druk Sakyong

A Poem to The Druk Sakyong

poem by Jan Watson Sir: We have missed you for 25 years And we long for you still. You are with us. You are here. And still we miss you. You taught us everything we need to know To mix our minds with yours, But we cling fast to duality And still we miss ... continue
Posted April 3, 2012 by
Remembering the Vidyadhara, Remembering Surmang

Remembering the Vidyadhara, Remembering Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

article by Lyndon Comstock of the Konchok Foundation The occasion of the 25th anniversary of the parinirvana of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, XI is an appropriate moment to recall his monastery in Tibet — Surmang Dutsi Til. As he departed Surmang for the last time in 1958, Tibet ... continue
Posted April 3, 2012 by

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