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The Shambhala Archives,
the Chögyam Trungpa Legacy Project,
and the Chronicles of CTR

are pleased to present:

Chögyam Trungpa

on the Six States of Bardo

The Six States of Bardo

Recordings from the Shambhala Archives Audio Recovery Project

The following talks were given by Chögyam Trungpa in July 1971. The original recordings have been digitally remastered by the Shambhala Archives.

© 2008 by Diana J. Mukpo. Used here by arrangement with Lady Diana and the Shambhala archives.

Talk one

Talk two

Talk four

Talk six

Talk eight

Discussion of talk one

Talk three

Talk five

Talk seven

Talk nine

Reel to reel tapes of the Vidyadhara's lectures.

Here are the original recordings of the Allens Park seminar from 1971. These three tape boxes hold nine of the 3,000 master recordings stored at the Shambhala Archives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Chris Levy, audio recovery technician

Shambhala Archives audio technician, Chris Levy, talks about the audio recovery project, and his ten-year experience of working with Chogyam Trungpa's audio library.

An occasion to listen
and study

Trungpa Rinpoche gave two seminars on the bardo states and the six realms in 1971: Six States of Bardo (Allens Park), and Six States of Being (Karme Chöling). These two seminars form the basis for Transcending Madness, edited by Judith Leaf, and published by Shambhala Publications in 1992.

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche will teach on Transcending Madness November 28, 29, and 30 in Halifax. Please visit the Halifax Shambhala Centre for more information. We would like to express our gratitude to Dzongsar Khyentse for his generosity in presenting this material.

Six States of Bardo
discussion page

Please join us in discussing Trungpa Rinpoche's bardo teachings.

Were you there? Please share your stories from Allens Park.

Have you been reading or listening to these teachings? Please offer your comments, insights, and questions. Thank you for posting.

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Carolyn Gimian talks about the Shambhala Archives and the work of preserving Trungpa Rinpoche's audio teachings.

Make a donation to the Shambhala Archives

Regarding this program, Dzongsar Khyentse wrote:

"I have chosen to say a few things about one of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's books, Transcending Madness. Besides the subject matter being very important, more importantly, I offer this in gratitude and appreciation towards Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's legacy of courage and wisdom. -Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche."

In anticipation of Dzongsar Khyentse's upcoming teachings, the Chronicles, in collaboration with the Shambhala Archives and the Chögyam Trungpa Legacy Project, is very pleased to present the audio recordings of the Six States of Bardo seminar. These audio files will be posted one at a time, between November 11th, and the 27th. We would like to thank the Shambhala Archives for their ongoing work of preserving CTR's audio and video recordings, the Chögyam Trungpa Legacy Project for supplicating DJKR to teach in Halifax and for its ongoing work in preserving Trungpa Rinpoche's legacy, and the Halifax Shambhala Centre for co-sponsoring Rinpoche's visit to Halifax.

Thank you to Marguerite Sands for her work on the Evam graphic on the audio player.

2008 The Chronicles of CTR