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1971 talk on Meditation

Like a Foreign country

International Launch: FROM LION'S JAWS

On Shechen Kongtrül


Tribute to Ani Migme

Available for the first time: Audio Recordings of Trungpa Rinpoche's Vajrayogini Teachings

Conversation with Clarke Warren: Part Three

Glimpses of Mahamudra:
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84000 Posts New Translations in their Online Reading Room

Presentations of the Ngöndro for the Vidyadhara's Termas

In the Kitchen at BPB

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Conversation with Clarke Warren: Part One

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Tribute to Olive Colón

Dennis Southward: Looking in the same direction

Chakrasamvara Empowerment in New York State this October

Khentrul Rinpoche on Jonang Kalachakra, Shambhala, and the Shentong Middle Way View

Summer Classes: Registration is now open

The Big Thud, a brief encounter from Karen Ritchie

A Conversation With David Rome


An interview with Jack Niland

Tribute to Acharya Allyn Lyon

Chogyam Trungpa in Mousehole

Tribute to Binny

Twenty-Nine years ago in the upper meadow ...

Nothing Else,
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CTR Retreat:
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Translators Share Top Award

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche on Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Oxford Refuge for Buddhist Monks

Tribute to Suzanne Duarte

Tribute to George Marshall

Jigme Phuntsok On Trungpa Rinpoche

Vajrayogini Abhisheka to be conferred

"No One Has Ever Been There"

The Escape's Place in History

A salute from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Eleven years of poems and tributes including three poems from April 4, 2016

Trungpa Rinpoche on The Dawn of Enlightenment

An excerpt from an upcoming new book about Trungpa Rinpoche's escape from Tibet

Controversial New Mindfulness Study

An audio Valentine from Chögyam Trungpa

Shambhala Announces Larry Mermelstein's retirement as an acharya

Tribute to Maggie Russell

Shambhala Day Address from 1980

Ocean Update

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on the Passing of Chatral Rinpoche

Westchester Buddhist Center's Annual Meditation Retreat

Tribute to William Gilkerson

Boston Buddhadharma Invitation: Weekend Retreat, April 2016

Tribute to Andrew MacLean

Devotion: Lama Ugyen Shenpen's Home Video of the Lineage

It was the memory of his kindness, a brief encounter by James Edward Reid



Glimpses of Mahamudra, Practice Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa

Winter Meditation Retreat

Kindness in the Trenches

Announcing: Ocean's Autumn Classes

Community Talk from 1977

Tribute to Selda Chender

Stayed in Tibet

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Honouring the
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Two Opportunities for Intensive Meditation Retreat Practice

Tribute to Pamela Krasney

Tribute to David Harding

Climbing a Staircase, a Brief Encounter by William Hope

Lama Chime on Trungpa Rinpoche 50 Years On

Tribute to Jill Scott

Very sad news from Karma Senge Rinpoche

Derek Kolleeny Part 2: Westchester Buddhist Center

Joining Heart and Mind: An Evening with the Karmapa

First hand account from Nepal

Emptiness, Luminosity, and Compassion: The Path of Tantra Mahamudra, With Dorje Loppon, Lodro Dorje

Interview with Vana Jakic

Tribute to Gail Mueller

A book review by Alan Sloan

May Nepal Endure as Vajra Nature, by Clarke Warren

A conversation with Derek Kolleeny about Trungpa Rinpoche's Diplomatic Corps

Ocean Class for vajrayana students based on the Vidyadhara's 1976 EVAM seminar

An evening with the Karmapa at the New York Ethical Cultural Society: 14 April 2015

Please Give Me Space, by Joan Whitacre

A Stone for your Headstone, by Deanna Dana

Trungpa Rinpoche on "The Teacher"

Ongoing Tributes to Chogyam Trungpa

The Winter It Is Past, sung by Jane Condon

Chogyam the Translator

The Karmapa speaks on interdependence at Harvard Divinity School

Parinirvana Weekend at Dorje Denma Ling with Acharya Marty Janowitz

Tribute to Aba McHardy

Book Giveaway: Mindfulness in Action

Buddhadharma Without Credentials

Smile at Fear, An Introduction to Chogyam Trungpa's Teachings on Bravery

Tribute to
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Walking the Bodhisattva talk, with Marty Janowitz

Milarepa Day Offering

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The Oral History of Kham
Gathering Photographs
We need a database
Interviewing and transcribing Wikies


Prospectus: Gathering

The Oral History of Kham

Over the several few years, we have all had the good fortune to receive teachings from Karma Senge Rinpoche, Trungpa Rinpoche's nephew. In addition to being an extremely genuine person and a suburb teacher, Karma Senge is a living repository of stories about his famous uncle—stories that he learned from his grandmonther (CTR's mother) and stories that he collected during his extensive travels throughout western Tibet. Recording and translating what he knows is one of our most important tasks.

Bob and Lindy King's visit to Kham last summer yielded a treasure trove of material, including interviews with Chime Palmo, Khenpo Gangshar's widow, and Karma Senge Rinpoche. But their interviews need to be re-interpreted by someone who speaks the Surmang, Kyere and Sechen dialects and has a good understanding of English. The good news is that we know such a person, Khenpo Tsering. The bad news is that he's a very busy man. This past February, I worked with Khenpo Tsering on one of the Bob and Lindy's recordings, a conversation with Chime Palmo. Khenpo Tsering's reinterpretation of that conversation added a depth of understanding that was missing in the original interpretation, which had been done in the field by Chime Palmo's granddaughter. We are looking forward to many more working sessions with Khenpo Tsering.

Jessie Litven, who is a relatively new apprentice member of the Nalanda Translation committee, worked very successfully on transcribing and, to some extent, re-interpreting two conversations that I had with Karma Senge in Halifax in 2005. Jessie is planning a visit to the Surmang region later this year (2007). She has demonstrated an extraordinary aptitude for colloquial Tibetan. While in Surmang, she plans to learn the dialect, become familiar with local lore about the eleventh Trungpa t├╝lku, and gain a general knowledge of places, people, and the history of the region. She will also record interviews for the Chronicles with people there, including Karma Senge Rinpoche and other members of Trungpa Rinpoche's family. The knowledge and experience that Jessie gains in Kham will be an extremely valuable asset for the Chronicles.



The Oral History of Kham
Gathering Photographs
Other collections
We need a database
Interviewing and transcribing Wikies


Needless to say, understanding Rinpoche's early training, his early activities as a tertön, and the many other stories about his life in Tibet, are key to our developing understanding and appreciation of his life as a whole. In the end, we anticipate that our Surmang collection will be one of the jewels of the Chronicles library and it should provide material for at least one of our annual books about Rinpoche's life.

© 2005 The Chronicles of CTR