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Chögyam Trungpa

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Chögyam Trungpa (1939–1987) was a Tibetan Buddhist scholar, author, and meditation master teacher and is recognized as a leading influence in the spread of Buddhist teachings in the West. He established Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist university in North America, as well as Shambhala International, an organization of more than two hundred meditation centers worldwide. He authored many bestselling books on meditation and spiritual practice, including Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior and Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism.

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Facing Yourself

You are a warrior when you have the bravery to face who you are, without fear, embarassment, or denial. This warriorship is the basis of the spiritual path, says Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Through the practice of sitting meditation, the warrior discovers basic goodness.

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The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

According to the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, spirituality means relating with the working basis of one’s existence, which is one’s state of mind. The method for beginning to relate directly with mind is the practice of mindfulness.

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Chögyam Trungpa: Loneliness and Love

Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche on loneliness and love from the talk "Loneliness". A short audio clip from talk six of the Vipashyana Meditation Seminar, September 12, 1974, Karme Choling, Barnet, Vermont. Uploaded with the hope that it may benefit anyone who hears it. © Diana J.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageEnlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.

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Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness

The rewards of mindfulness practice are well proven: reduced stress, improved concentration, and an overall sense of well-being. But those benefits are just the beginning.

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Find Your Heart in Loneliness

Teaching on the Tibetan yogi Milarepa, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche describes the experience of desolateness. Like Milarepa when he meditated in his cave, when we are alone, we may begin a love affair with sadness.

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J.Krishnamurti & Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche: What Is Meditation?

What is Meditation? J. Krishnamurti in conversation with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and founder of the Naropa Institute in Colorado. Krishnamurti opens up the question of meditation, contrasting the system of practice with living observation.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWe do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.

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Dathun with Reginald A. Ray

Dathün promotional video for Dharma Ocean. Featuring Reginald A. Ray speaking about the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Filmed at the Blazing Mountain retreat Center in Crestone Colorado in 2011.

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Meditation Instruction: How to Meditate—Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Chögyam Trungpa gives a general orientation to meditation in the Buddhist tradition and gives meditation instruction. This is essentially the same basic instruction that he gave throughout the time he was in the United States.

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