Talks by
Chogyam Trungpa
Talk on Meditation in Davis, Ca
May 10, 1971
(1 Talk - Audio)
C.U. Talks
Jan/Feb 1971
(5 talks - Audio)
Karmapas: Holders of the Mahamudra Lineage
April 1976
(5 talks - Audio)
Practice of Meditation
January 1971
(5 talks - Audio)
Battle of Ego
December 1970
(7 talks - Audio)
Jewel Ornament of Liberation
July-August 1970
(17 talks - Audio)
One Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa
August 1970
(13 talks - Audio)
Meditation and the Buddhist Path
October 1970
(5 talks - Audio)
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
December 1970
(6 talks - Audio)
Zen and Tantra II
February 1974
(3 talks - Audio/Video)
Zen and Tantra I
January 1974
(4 talks - 4 Audio/3 Video)
Life and Teachings of Marpa
August 1973
(4 talks - 4 Audio/1 Video)
The Question of Reality/Don Juan Seminar
August 1973
(4 talks - Video)
Tibetan Buddhism and American Karma
October 1973 (1 talk - Video)
Tibetan Buddhism and American Karma
October 1973 (1 talk - Video)
True Meaning of Devotion
August 1973
(4 talks - 1 audio, 3 video)
Message of Milarepa
July 1973
(7 talks - 3 audio, 4 video)
The Open Way
May 1970
(1 talk - audio)
Work Sex Money: Seminar Three
April 1972
(3 talks - audio)
Work Sex Money: Seminar One
September 1970
(3 talks - audio)
Journey Without Goal
(14 talks - video)
Tibetan Buddhist Path
(14 talks - video)
Community Talks
Mindfulness and Awareness
(three talks - audio)
Cynicism & Warmth
(one talk - audio)
(one talk - audio)
Techniques of Mindfulness
(six talks - audio)
Milarepa and the origins of the Kagyu Lineage
(one talk - audio)
Training the mind
(6 talks - audio)
The Path of the Buddha
(6 talks - video)
Jamgon Kongtrul
(6 talks - audio)
Six States of Bardo
(9 talks - audio)

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Talks by
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Online audio and video presentations of CTR's lectures and seminars

The Sun of Wisdom

This seminar is offered at this time to mark the re-publication of The Sun of Wisdom, a guru sadhana composed by Chögyam Trungpa to his root guru, Jamgon Kongtrul of Shechen. This extraordinarily beautiful Sadhana can be practiced by all tantrikas (no lung or other permission required), and can be ordered from the Nalanda Translation Committee.

Read more about The Sun of Wisdom, including how to order a copy.

The Shambhala Archives Audio Recovery Project

From reel-to-reel technology of the 1970s to digital formats of the 2000s and beyond, the Shambhala Archives continues the massive task of caring for thousands of recorded lectures given by Chogyam Trungpa. To learn more about this essential work, and how you can help, listen to Carolyn Gimian and Chris Levy talk about the Audio Recovery Project.

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These talks are presented in collaboration with the Shambhala Archives and the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project.

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Jamgon Kongtrul Seminar:
Meditations on the student-teacher relationship

Boulder, Colorado, November-December 1974

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In this extraordinary seminar, Chögyam Trungpa explores his intimate relationship with his root teacher, Jamgon Kongtrul of Shechen, and how this relates to the student teacher relationship in Buddhism altogether. He also talks about the first Jamgon Kongtrul, Jamgon Kongtrul the Great, and his approach to ecumenicism and the contemplative traditions in Buddhism. As with the approach of the newly published Mishap Lineage, (which is about the Trungpa Lineage) the tone of this seminar is highly personal and direct. The Vidyadhara stresses the contemplative tradition of Jamgon Kongtrul and the highly personal aspects of the teacher-student relationship as relevant to practitioners in the West.
June Crow and Phil Karl, both senior students of Chögyam Trungpa, will be facilitating an online discussion of this seminar. Your comments will be posted here, along with comments and questions from June and Phil.
Greetings everyone
June Crow and I were asked to facilitate this online discussion, and for my small part, I'm very happy to be able to kick this off. I expect many of you visiting here knew Trungpa Rinpoche, and I'm sure it was, as it was for me, great to hear him again. Some of you reading this may have never heard Rinpoche teach before and, as I've heard sometimes from students, he can be hard to follow. If so, I'll encourage you here; his speech patterns and accent may be unfamiliar, but he was very precise in what, and how, he spoke. I remember when I first heard him teach, it was very hard for me to follow. It felt good, but I often came away wondering what had just transpired. If this is true for you, this will change if you work at it a little.

There was so much of interest, and relevance, in this first talk. For me, what jumped out is the idea that an authentic lineage is a practicing lineage—a living tradition. And, that Rinpoche's teacher, Jamgon Kongtrul, always wanted to know how he felt and seemed delighted when he was argumentative. Toward the end of the talk, he said something like; first there's truth, then it gets watered down, then there's doctrine, then warfare (sectarian warfare). Can you think of any examples of that one? -Phil Karl, Boulder
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