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Sakyong's Parinirvana Day Address

Sakyong’s Parinirvana Day Address – HIGHLIGHT

On April 4th, on the occasion of Parinirvana Day, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche addressed the Shambhala community worldwide from New York City. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche proclaimed Parinirvana Day to be “a day of remembering and gratitude” both for the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and for His Holiness Penor ... continue
Posted April 6, 2009 by
Habitual Patterns by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Habitual Patterns by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Dear Sangha, In celebration of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and in honor of his extraordinary, blazing and luminous mind, I’d like to make my yearly offering of a musical piece I wrote and recorded using his words from a 1979 Kalapa ... continue
Posted April 4, 2009 by
Two Poems from White Clouds: 108 Poems by John Castlebury

Two Poems from White Clouds: 108 Poems by John Castlebury

CHYRON FOR A WALK The yellow field or the green-tinted field The blue font scrawling in a neat hand   Pink rose looks strange out of its element Paperweight rocks from the beach sit idly   Stepping stones are nearly overgrown As blue font scrawls across yellow field   Rain steams off the road like ... continue
Posted April 4, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Preface to Aspiration Highway: 108 Poems by John Castlebury

Preface to Aspiration Highway: 108 Poems by John Castlebury

My written request for an interview with my beloved wisdom teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was granted one evening in the Tenno Room at Kalapa Court. About a dozen of us students were meditating in an anteroom awaiting our turns. And when my turn came – did I ... continue
Posted April 4, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Confidence by Steve Clorfeine

Confidence by Steve Clorfeine

I still reflect on some of the things the Vidyadhara said 30 years ago, about: the uplifting of education, the development of self-confidence and most of all the confidence he placed in us particularly the artists (who were always questioning themselves). It was in the years of the ... continue
Posted April 3, 2009 by
"How do you put the soap back in the dish?" and other short stories by Herb Elsky

“How do you put the soap back in the dish?” and other short stories by Herb Elsky

At a Los Angeles Dharma Art seminar 1980 Trungpa Rinpoche presented teachings about the connection between art and meditation practice.  After the talk there was the question and answer period. One woman raised her hand and said that she was a computer programmer but that what ... continue
Posted April 3, 2009 by
Mark of a Mahasiddha: Letter from the Guest Editor for Parinirvana Day

Mark of a Mahasiddha: Letter from the Guest Editor for Parinirvana Day – HIGHLIGHT

On the occasion of the twenty-second anniversary of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, I am struck by how vast his influence has been on all of us and by the multiplicity of his manifestations. When I was the director of the ... continue
Posted April 3, 2009 by
Meeting the Guru I Never Knew

Meeting the Guru I Never Knew – HIGHLIGHT

The Vidyadhara’s presence is so profoundly with us, as the Sakyong says in THE DIRECT ANTIDOTE: “He is, in fact, here in the present, now more than ever. Even though many people… have never met him, he somehow has seeped into their inspiration.” How did you ... continue
Posted April 3, 2009 by
Shambhala Lineage, by Chogyam Trungpa

Shambhala Lineage, by Chogyam Trungpa

Making the journey of warriorship depends first of all on your personal realization of genuineness and basic goodness. Ultimately, giving up selfishness, or ego, is only possible if you have a living, human example—someone who has already done so, and therefore makes it possible for ... continue
Posted April 3, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Longevity Supplication for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Longevity Supplication for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Because the experience of chanting is very personal and the images are intended to be provocative, we offer this essay with the intention of starting a conversation. Please do contribute your reflections in the comments section. As with other longevity chants, this one is all about ... continue
Posted April 3, 2009 by
Fulfilling His Aspirations: The Root Texts Project

Fulfilling His Aspirations: The Root Texts Project

Early in 1981, I became the chief editor at Vajradhatu (now Shambhala), replacing Judy Lief. Judy was leaving to become the dean of Naropa Institute, the equivalent of the president of that institution today. On her way out the door, she gave me several transmissions about ... continue
Posted April 3, 2009 by
Chogyam Trungpa reads Trungpa the Poet

Chogyam Trungpa reads Trungpa the Poet – HIGHLIGHT

In this recording, taken from the Audio Archives of Naropa University, the Vidyadhara reads few of his poems, accompanied by David Rome.  Each poem is introduced by him. The reading includes poetry written in English, as well as his poetry written in Tibetan and translated into ... continue
Posted April 3, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Father Death Blues by Allen Ginsberg

Father Death Blues by Allen Ginsberg – HIGHLIGHT

Allen Ginsberg sings “Father Death Blues,” a poem originally written at his father’s death. Now more than twenty years after Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s passing into parinirvana, it can also be read as a vibrant, truthful, extremely touching and beautiful hommage to Trungpa Rinpoche. This video comes ... continue
Posted April 2, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff


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