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The Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Shunyata: Emptiness, between that and this, beyond concept -Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala

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The idea you are awake. Absence of bullshit. Beyond conceptualized mind. Possibilities of all kinds. Clear fantastic space. "That moment where you catch yourself between that and this you begin to realize that who you are is not particularly certain on the spot, but you begin to catch yourself between two points, which is not really two points, it's one point, which is split already in two points. You begin to realize there's this or that possibilities of it, on the other hand there might be some.. But so what? Try to find out. And let has have a good time with that, whatever it is."
Talk 7 from "Viewing and Working with the Phenomenal World" Seminar, Naropa Institute, 1st July 1976.
Commemorating the 27th Anniversary of the Parinirvana of VCTR, 2014
©1976 by Diana J. Mukpo

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"Touch and Go". Fifty years ago, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche led hundreds of Tibetans as they fled their homeland in a history-making journey. A documentary. http://chronicleproject.com...

Chögyam Trungpa Legacy Project http://chogyamtrungpa.com/wp/
Additional online audio and video presentations of Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's lectures and seminars in "Talks by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche: " at http://www.chronicleproject...
Some have summaries, study guides, commentaries or discussion. Includes:
"Meditation: The Path of the Buddha" (6 talks - video) at http://www.chronicleproject...
"Tibetan Buddhist Path". Boulder, Colorado; Naropa 1974 (14 talks - video) http://www.chronicleproject...
"Skillful Means and Wisdom on the Buddhist Path". A DVD set of 18 talks on 5 disks has been released by Kalapa Recordings. See more at The Chronicles at http://chronicleproject.com...

Shambhala Publications Books of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche at http://live.shambhala.com

Learn More About Meditation at http://www.shambhala.org/me...
You can find out more about our Meditation Programs available at your local Shambhala Meditation Centre: List of over 200 Shambhala Centers and Groups Worldwide http://www.shambhala.org/ce... .
Meditation programs and Shambhala events worldwide http://www.shambhala.org/pr... .

50 Best Quotes, Photos: Chögyam Trungpa, Buddhist meditation teacher http://www.elephantjournal....

The Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche - Video and Text Biography, Schedule, Contact, etc. http://www.sakyong.com./sak...
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche -Official YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user...

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Basic Goodness and Social Transformation Play

Shambhala teachers talking about Basic Goodness, Creating Enlightened Society and and how we can help to bring about this social transformation. Including Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

"Enlightened society is not a utopian fantasy. It's a society where the citizens are aware of humanity's most innate principle, basic goodness, that we as humans are at our core good and complete. That feeling of self-worth and dignity has a very powerful effect on society.

The Shambhala notion of enlightened society is that the network of communication between people can be based upon actual goodness. Even though that's a very seemingly simple point, it's a fundamental point. It's the basic point of who we are and how we feel about ourselves.

We can create a lot of laws and institutions, but if we have no resolve in who we are there will be this feeling of inadequacy. That's what I feel we need to be looking more at, individually and in community.

Enlightened society is society recognizing its inherent healthiness. When this happens, society might get sick but there will always be an inherent health. Right now, people seem to approach society as if it is sick fundamentally, and occasionally we get healthy. Once the notion of enlightened society is established, it affects everything. It effects how kids are raised, how teachers talk to the students, how people engage in business, how they take care of their employees, and so on. It has a very dramatic effect."
Extract from an extensive interview of the Sakyong by Monty McKeever for "Tricycle: The Buddhist Review". The full interview is online at http://www.tricycle.com/interview-sakyong-mipham-rinpoche

Watch 4 online videos from "Being Brave:Transforming Our World". (August 2011, in Halifax, Nova Scotia). Visit the Tricycle "Retreat led by the Sakyong and Ani Pema Chödrön" page at http://www.tricycle.com/online-retreats/being-brave-transfor­­ming-our-world

FURTHER RESOURCES:
BOOKS:
"Shambhala. The Sacred Path of the Warrior", by Chögyam Trungpa.1984. Shambhala Publications Inc, Boston. "Discovering Basic Goodness" (pp35-41).

"Ruling Your World. Ancient Strategies for Modern Life", by Sakyong Mipham. 2005. Morgan Road Books,. The Sakyong talks about Basic Goodness in many places, including pages: 2, 18, 29, 57, 135, etc.

Great Eastern Sun. The Wisdom of Shambhala. Chogyam Trungpa. 1999. Shambhala Publications. Chapters: King of Basic Goodness (p 92), and The Basic Gasp of Goodness (p 171).

Sacred World, the Shambhala Path to Gentleness, Bravery and Power. by Jeremy & Karen Hayward, Shambhala Publications Inc, Boston.

ON DVD:
"Being Brave, Transforming Our World", 4 DVDs, 507 minutes. Our Price: $50.00 (Kalapa Recordings). http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­­=DZX108

Ruling Your World Training Seminar: Ancient Strategies For Modern Times. http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­­=DSC415

Building Enlightened Society. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. 1982. Enlightened rulership. Basic goodness & nonaggression. Equilibrium & decency. Warriorship, bravery, & natural joy. The potential for Shambhala culture in the West. http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­­=DVK394

The Awesome Mind. Meditation and the Shambhala Path. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche .2009 Karme Choling sangha retreat. http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­­=DSK419

Cultivating Gentleness & Strength. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Ani Pema Chödrön, & Acharyas Adam Lobel. July 2009 sangha retreat, Shambhala Mountain Center. http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­­=DSE108

Gesar & Shambhala. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
From May 2008, when Dechen Choling hosted the Gesar Festival on Gesar and the warriorship principles of Shambhala. http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­­=DSK415

WRITTEN TEACHINGS ONLINE:
Sakyong.com ONLINE ARCHIVE http://www.sakyong.com./archive.php?category=teachings
Bravery: A Sense of Splendidness. November 2011. http://www.sakyong.com./teachings.php?id=49
Bravery: Synchronicity of Body and Mind. September 2011. http://www.sakyong.com./teachings.php?id=48
Bravery: The Vision of the Great Eastern Sun. July 2011. http://www.sakyong.com./teachings.php?id=47
Bravery: Taking a Leap. June 2011. http://www.sakyong.com./teachings.php?id=46
Bravery without Deception. February 2011. http://www.sakyong.com./teachings.php?id=45
Shambhala Warriorship & Meditation. January 2010. http://www.sakyong.com./teachings.php?id=31

Shambhala Sun Articles:
A Reign of Goodness, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Shambhala Sun, September 2005. http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=com_content&tas­­k=view&id=2107&Itemid=0

The Warrior Tradition: Conquering Fear, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Sun, March 2002. 13 pages. http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=com_content&tas­­k=view&id=1695&Itemid=0

Meditation Instruction, Mindfulness Instruction Play

Meditation instructions talks by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and other Shambhala teachers.

Learn More About Meditation at http://www.shambhala.org/meditation/
You can find out more about our Meditation Programs available at your local Shambhala Meditation Centre: List of over 210 Shambhala Centers and Groups Worldwide http://www.shambhala.org/centers
Meditation programs and Shambhala events worldwide http://www.shambhala.org/programs/

See also
DVD Meditation: The Way of the Buddha (6 Talks -video)-at http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­­=DVK031

Online talks by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Meditation: The Path of the Buddha. (6 talks -video). at Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado, 1974 at http://www.chronicleproject.com/CTRlibrary/meditation.html
With summaries of the talks, Audience Question and Answers, and Suggested Readings:
Talk 1. Meditation Instruction (32:05)
Talk 2. Shamatha or Abiding in Peace (1:11:53)
Talk 3. State of Mind (1:12:44)
Talk 4. Vipashyana or Insight Meditation (1:10:10)
Talk 5. The Dawn of Enlightenment (56:43)
About "Meditation: The Path of the Buddha" from a study guide prepared by Carolyn Gimian:
In 1974 during the inaugural session of The Naropa Institute, Chögyam Trungpa presented this course on meditation. In addition to attending the class, students participated in meditation sessions throughout the week and attended discussion groups with his assistants. His course became the basis for the introductory meditation class that was given for many years at Naropa to incoming students. The course was held weekly during the same period of time that Rinpoche was teaching The Tibetan Buddhist Path, which will be presented on the Chronicles starting in January 2010.

Other online audio and video presentations of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's lectures and seminars at http://www.chronicleproject.com/CTRlibrary/index_CTRlibrary.­­html

The book "Turning the Mind into an Ally" is available from Shambhala Media at
http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­­=BSX191
Foreword by Pema Chödrön. Turning the Mind Into an Ally offers basic guidelines for those interested in learning more about Buddhist meditation. Sakyong Mipham's instruction and discussion of the virtues of peaceful abiding are followed by suggestions for thematic contemplative meditations on topics such as birth, old age, and death. The book includes three useful appendices, outlining the posture of meditation and offering simple instruction for contemplative meditation.
Riverhead Books
Softcover, 5" x 8"
236 pp.

The DVD "Turning the Mind Into an Ally". Available from Shambhala Media at http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­­=DSP401
The perfect companion to the book Turning the Mind into an Ally.
In this video of a public talk based on his bestselling book "Turning the Mind into an Ally", Sakyong Mipham shows how to turn the mind towards the practice of meditation in everyday life. His lively instructions offer us inspiration as well as powerful tools for accessing our own strong and supple minds.
From a talk at Dalhousie University, Halifax NS, March 2003. Includes guided meditation.
Centre Productions
Director: James Hoagland
DVD. 97 minutes

Crazy Wisdom - Life and Times of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Play

Crazy Wisdom is now available for Download to Own exclusively from Alive Mind Cinema. Follow the link "Now available for download" at Alive Mind Cinema Crazy Wisdom page http://alivemindcinema.com/crazywisdom/
The DVD will be released sometime late in 2012 so don't tarry, get the film now!
$19.95 Download to own and watch the movie with your Mac or Windows computer in high quality computer High Definition on QuickTime Player, on iTunes or on your TV using your Apple TV anytime (1.3 GB).
This summer, probably June, the DVD WITH EXTRAS (scenes that didn't make the cut and some prize moments with CTR) will be officially released!

CRAZY WISDOM is the first film to explore the life and "crazy wisdom" of Chogyam Trungpa, 'the bad boy of Buddhism,' who brought Tibetan Buddhism to the West. After five years of research, five years of active filmmaking from Scotland to Tibet, interviewing over 68 people and unearthing footage dating back decades, CRAZY WISDOM is screening all over the world.

Producer/Director Johanna Demetrakas
Producer: Lisa Leeman
Production Co: Crazy Wisdom Films
Original Music by Sean Callery
Cinematography by Pablo Bryant
Film Editing by: Kate Amend & Johanna Demetrakas
Editorial Department: Chris Cloyd & Edward Osei-Gyimah (assistant editors)
Other crew: Zanna Williams (researcher)

http://www.crazywisdomthemovie.com/trailer
http://www.crazywisdomthemovie.com/home
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172047/

Crazy Wisdom explores this through the story of Chogyam Trungpa, the brilliant "bad boy of Buddhism," who was pivotal in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Trungpa shattered our preconceived notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave. Born in Tibet, recognized as an exceptional reincarnate lama and trained in the rigorous monastic tradition, Trungpa fled his homeland during the Chinese Communist invasion. In Britain, realizing a cultural gap prevented his students from any deep understanding of Buddhism, he renounced his vows, eloped with a sixteen year-old, and lived as a westerner. In the U.S., he openly drank alcohol and had intimate relations with students. Was this crazy wisdom?
With unprecedented access to Trungpa's inner circle and exclusive never-before-seen archival material, Crazy Wisdom looks at the man and the myths about him, and attempts to set the record straight.
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