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Parinirvana Day 2020 Resources

Parinirvana Day 2020 Resources – HIGHLIGHT

To the Noble Sangha, We hope that each of you are well and cared for during this groundlessness. Each year on April 4th, Shambhala marks the life and passing of its founder, the Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, with the commemoration of Parinirvana Day. As we approach the ... continue
Posted April 2, 2020 by archives-staff
Surmang Relics: Part of Our Heritage

Surmang Relics: Part of Our Heritage – HIGHLIGHT

Fifty years ago many of the greatest lineage holders of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition walked out of Tibet in order to preserve the wisdom of their heritage. As Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche said many years later: We can find wisdom even in the midst of the worst ... continue
Posted November 20, 2018 by

Celebrating the Life of the Dorje Dradül

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Posted April 3, 2017 by Ashley_Dinges
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
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
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
21st Commemoration for the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin

21st Commemoration for the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin – HIGHLIGHT

On August 25, 1990, the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin passed away in San Francisco, California. Who was this man, and why do we commemorate his life? On August 22, 1976, the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche empowered Thomas F. Rich, Ösel Tendzin, as his Vajra Regent, and lineage ... continue
Posted August 25, 2011 by
Clouds of Drala Warriors

Clouds of Drala Warriors – HIGHLIGHT

Ladies and Gentlemen of Shambhala, To celebrate this day when we remember and reflect on the life of the Dorje Dradül Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, I have written this poem, which arose from the aspiration for all in this world to benefit from his profound gift of ... continue
Posted April 4, 2011 by
From the Archives: The Fourth Moment

From the Archives: The Fourth Moment – HIGHLIGHT

In anticipation of the 24th Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on April 4th, the Shambhala Times shares an excerpt from a lecture by Trungpa Rinpoche during the first summer session of the Naropa Institute in July 1974. Originally titled, “Meditation and the Fourth Moment,” ... continue
Posted April 3, 2011 by
Lineage as the Direct Antidote for Now

Lineage as the Direct Antidote for Now – HIGHLIGHT

This twentieth Parinirvana Day Message from the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham, was read to all Shambhala centres in 2007. One of my early memories is of a young man walking toward me down a village road in India. He was about twenty-eight years old, handsome, beaming, and ... continue
Posted April 3, 2010 by

Video Offering: Basic Goodness and Harmony – HIGHLIGHT

As Shambhala Centers around the world conduct a day of practice and related activities to commemorate the Parinirvana, or the passing into Nirvana, of the Vidyadhara the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, each year on April 4th the Shambhala Archives has provided centers with a short DVD ... continue
Posted April 3, 2010 by
The Gift of Unbroken Lineage

The Gift of Unbroken Lineage – HIGHLIGHT

After a pilgrimage to India and Nepal, Carolyn Gimian contemplates the incredible gift Chogyam Trungpa gave us — a connection to the unbroken lineage of the Buddha. April 4th approaches. On this day in 1987 Chogyam Trungpa passed into nirvana. (For those not familiar with ... continue
Posted April 2, 2010 by
Parinirvana anniversary ceremonies for His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

Parinirvana anniversary ceremonies for His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

The Zangdopalri (Copper-coloured mountain) temple at Namdroling Monasterty complex. The Kudung (precious remains) of His Holiness’ Penor Rinpoche are preserved here. The first anniversary of the parinirvana of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche was observed at Namdroling Monastery in Southern India between March 14 and 18. The Sakyong’s ... continue
Posted March 25, 2010 by

For the Vidyadhara

A poem by Steven Shippee, written on the Twenty-Second Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche   Chokyi Gyatso, you are like a phone call in the middle of my favorite show, like a doorbell when I’m drifting off, like that falling dream that startles me awake in the middle of ... continue
Posted April 27, 2009 by Steven
The Joy Continues

The Joy Continues – HIGHLIGHT

Excerpted from the book Warrior-King of Shambhala: Remembering Chogyam Trungpa by Jeremy Hayward A Middle Way If there is a middle way, even in regard to death, what might it be? To try to understand this, let us look at some ideas that Rinpoche himself conveyed to us ... continue
Posted April 10, 2009 by Jennifer Holder

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