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Sakyong Wangmo Empowerment,
photos by Marvin Moore.


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Tribute to Lisa Hilliard

Photo from 2000 Seminary; photograph by Bernard Spiegeleer.


Slideshow from the Speech Empowerment

by Marvin Ross


Tribute to Don Donaghy


New posts and photos from the Speech Empowerment

a blog
by Carolyn Rose Gimian


Installing the Kangyur,

a video presentation from the Shambhala Archives


Chogyam Trungpa on CKGM Radio in Montreal

Photo by James Gritz
2008, all rights reserved


The Karmapa's teachings in Seattle

Christine Keyser reporting


1974 Seminary

a short film
by Vicki Genson


Reggie Ray on Dispatches

(Photo by Christine Alicino)


The Great Vajradhara of Dorje Dzong and the Karmapa's golden handprint

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Tributes

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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Dilgo Khyentse

May 26

Jetsun Kushok

May 26

Yongey Mingyur

May 26

Traleg Kyabgon

May 26

James Gimian

May 26

Martin Janowitz

May 26

Robin Kornman

May 26

Denault Blouin

May 25

Susan Edwards -audio

May 24

Walker Blaine

May 23

Vajra Regent

May 22

Dzogchen Ponlop

May 21

Diana Torbert

May 20

Greg Smith

May 19

Tessa Pybus

May 18

Reggie Ray

May 17

Joshua Zim

May 16

Ashoka Mukpo

May 15

Tenzin Wangyal

May 14

Bill Douglas

May 13

Peter Volz

May 12

Ani Pema Chödrön

May 11

Shenpen Hookham

May 9

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

May 8

Barry Boyce

May 7

Tulku Thondup

May 6

Steve Gorn

May 5

HH Dalai Lama

May 4

Sam Bercholz

May 3

Wendy Friedman

May 2

Jakusho Kwong Roshi

May 1

Fabrice Midal

April 30

B Bash/S Gorn

April 29

Sherab Chodzin Kohn

April 28

Chokyi Nyima

April 27

Joan Halifax Roshi

April 26

A Waldman/D Rome

April 25

Clarke Warren

April 24

Kanjuro Shibata

April 23

CTR Talk, 1975

April 22

Jigme Phuntsok

April 21

Tom Coburn

April 20

Tania Leontov

April 19

Leonard Hortick

April 18

Richard John

April 17

Anne Burchardi

April 16

Bardor Tulku

April 15

Jerry Granelli

April 14

Michael Chender

April 13

Douglas Penick

April 12

Carolyn Gimian

April 11

Ato Rinpoche

April 10

Eido Roshi

April 9

Gina Stick

April 8

Rigdzin Shikpo

April 7

Gesar Mukpo

April 6

Francesca Fremantle

April 5

CTR Talk, 1979

April 4

Sakyong Mipham

April 4

Lady Diana Mukpo

April 4

Thrangu Rinpoche

April 4

Dzongsar Khyentse

April 4

Khenpo Rinpoche

April 4

Richard Reoch

April 4

Susan Edwards

April 4

Peter Lieberson

April 4

Anne Burchardi

Anne Burchardi is an assistant professor of Tibetan culture, religion and language at Copenhagen University, and the curator of the Tibetan Collection at The Royal Library of Copenhagen. She was a visiting professor at Naropa University for two years, 2003-2005.

It has been a great honor for me to contribute to Chögyam Trungpa's legacy in some small way, by co-teaching the Tibetan Tradition Course at Naropa University in the Spring of 2004 and 2005. It was impressive for me to see firsthand what must be the first contemplative education system in the West started by a Tibetan Rinpoche. I understand that Naropa University has served as a platform and inspiration for the development of Nitartha Institute, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche's Buddhist University. It is my wish that one day the contemplative approach could be implemented at other universities, such as at Copenhagen University, where I teach Buddhist philosophy.

My own contact with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche started when reading his books, Born in Tibet, Meditation in Action and Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism as a young Buddhist in Denmark in 1976. I should like to think that Rinpoche's clear words helped many of us avoid the worst pitfalls on our Buddhist journey. We have had a Chögyam Trungpa study group in Copenhagen since the late 70's, where Danish Buddhists would meet to listen to tape recordings of Rinpoche's teachings. In the 90's I had my first contact with Rinpoche's centers and the community of his students in Boulder, at the Shambhala Mountain Center and Karme Chöling, when traveling with Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche as his translator to those places. It was quite a revelation to see how well organized and disciplined the communities were, compared to many a European dharma center.

It is well known that [Trungpa] Rinpoche invented a whole new way of presenting Buddhism to westerners, but in doing so he also became a role model for many young tulkus teaching to westerners. His inspiration is evident in the teaching styles of Sogyal Rinpoche, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and others. Quite a few of Rinpoche's western students have gone on to become very competent Buddhist teachers. This is all a sign that his legacy lives on in a very vibrant and powerful way. In this new century I am really happy to see that many of Rinpoche's teachings are becoming available on DVDs, etc. This is appreciated by many people, also outside America, since Rinpoche's unique teachings seem to be increasingly sought after by new and old Buddhists alike.




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