The tributes below were posted between April 4 and May 26, 2007 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Trungpa Rinpoche's parinirvana.
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Sunday, May 27: Bill McKeever, acharya and early director of Karme-Choling, remembers his early times with the Vidyadhara and the center
by Barbara Stewart
It was Bill's second dathun. At the end of his first -- the first dathun altogether, in 197_ -- he had thought himself a hero, more than a hero, and was filled with dismay when Rinpoche said: "The real practice starts when you leave."
In the third week of his second one, he suddenly panicked. "What am I doing here?" he asked himself. "These people are full of shit. I've got to get away." He ducked out, ran to his car and, too impatient to go by the road, drove it right across the hayfields in his haste -- where, after the rains, it got stuck in a muddy ditch. He gunned it. The wheels spun. "I was stuck," . . . [Continued]
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The Chronicles are a celebration of the life of Vidyadhara the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the incomparable meditation teacher, artist, poet, translator, vajra master, and social visionary who, more than any other person, is credited with establishing the genuine path of buddhadharma in the West.
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