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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


Precious Life Passages

Precious Life Passages

from Vicki Giella The Vidyadhara encouraged us to reconnect with our families and respect our birth traditions as well and so I recall some experiences that I had with my parents, Trungpa Rinpoche and our sangha. My parents were both bohemians of sorts in their generation and so ... continue
Posted April 2, 2012 by
Pilgrimage to Trungpa Rinpoche's Birthplace

Pilgrimage to Trungpa Rinpoche’s Birthplace – HIGHLIGHT

article by Lyndon Comstock of the Konchok Foundation photos by Surmang Khenpo Reflecting the great significance that Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche still holds for those who knew him in Tibet, some fifty relatives and friends of the family made a special trip to his birthplace in Geje, Tibet in ... continue
Posted April 2, 2012 by
Encounter in Ireland

Encounter in Ireland

from Jim Norton Trungpa Rinpoche visited Dao Shonu, the main European land centre as it was then in, I think, 1981. He stayed one night. I can supply a photo of him emerging from Newgrange, the nearby neolithic ceremonial site. Asked about its energies he is ... continue
Posted April 1, 2012 by
Stand Up Guy

Stand Up Guy

song lyrics by Mark Knopfler offered by Lee Weingrad Brew the coffee in a bucket Double straight man and banjo If you don’t got the snake oil Buster, you don’t got a show Who puts the doh-re-me In our pockets Keeps the party going on? It’s the man Who sells the potions I’m just one who plays ... continue
Posted March 30, 2012 by
Falling in Love with a Buddha

Falling in Love with a Buddha – HIGHLIGHT

by Frank Berliner To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s parinirvana, Frank Berliner has published a book that recalls his encounters with this engaging and enigmatic teacher. Here is an excerpt. You can order a copy of the book, or download it as ... continue
Posted March 30, 2012 by Jennifer Holder
Great Eastern Sun: The Shambhala Community in Nova Scotia

Great Eastern Sun: The Shambhala Community in Nova Scotia

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Parinirvana (death) of Chogyam Trungpa, the Legacy Project — together with the Halifax Shambhala Centre and the Shambhala Archives — created an exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. The exhibit is part of the Community ... continue
Posted March 29, 2012 by
Finding a decision

Finding a decision

from Jonathan Michaels Back in the early 1980’s, I was living at Karme Choling, working as the head of the kitchen. At one point, the Vidyadhara and his family were in residence in their nearby house and I was doing the cooking for them. I had not ... continue
Posted March 29, 2012 by
Memories of Trungpa Rinpoche

Memories of Trungpa Rinpoche

from Michael Schaefer (né Schulz), Kunga Tharpa Sopa Tepon Merdingen, Germany I was a participant at the 1986 Seminary, the last one that Rinpoche taught. Many, many images are burnt into my memory, and over the years they have gained mythical status, as that experience changed my life ... continue
Posted March 29, 2012 by
Are you Enlightened?

Are you Enlightened?

from Jim Wilton In 1983, I was auditing poetry classes at Naropa Institute and just starting to take the Shambhala Training program. To help pay for the program, I was allowed to do work study and sat at the reception desk in the International Headquarters of Shambhala ... continue
Posted March 29, 2012 by
Diary of Dying - for the Rigden King

Diary of Dying – for the Rigden King

poem about Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, written by Doc Togden (Ngakpa Chogyam), offered by Sergio DuBois originally posted here Song: I once had a dream, or should I say – it once had me. You shimmered – gave me your sake bowl: Referenceless white receptacle, jet-stream cirrus skull-bowl glowing ... continue
Posted March 29, 2012 by
The Two Sakyongs

The Two Sakyongs – HIGHLIGHT

The 25th anniversary of the parinirvana (death) of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche is looming – April 4th marks the day. To mark and celebrate the founder of the Shambhala Buddhist community, the Shambhala Times will be featuring articles and stories over the coming weeks. You ... continue
Posted March 29, 2012 by
Stars Fell on Shambhala

Stars Fell on Shambhala

an audio tribute by Bryan Wade Recorded during the feast of the Sadhana of Mahamudra of the 24th Paranirvana of Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa at New York Shambhala Center, April 4, 2011. Dedicated to all beings. Stars Fell on Shambhala continue
Posted March 28, 2012 by
Necessary Angel

Necessary Angel

A Video Interview with Henry Schaeffer originally published on THE DRALA PRINCIPLE: A Vestigial Curriculum of the Western Mountain by Bill Scheffel Henry Schaeffer studied with Suzuki-roshi before meeting Chogyam Trungpa and becoming the latter teacher’s student in 1970. In this video, Henry describes the first and second ... continue
Posted March 27, 2012 by
Circuitous Route

Circuitous Route

from Cathryn Stein I am now living in Wuhan, China for the next few months teaching English to Chinese high school students. One of them showed me a book he was reading: ‘Buddhism’ was the title. Everyday in the China Daily newspaper, there is a reference to ... continue
Posted March 25, 2012 by
a poem

a poem

from Jesse Luckett joyful Vajra Now shining fully Rooted between Earth And a fathers Love continue
Posted March 23, 2012 by

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