Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was the founder of Shambhala and one of the most dynamic teachers of Buddhism in the 20th Century. He was a pioneer in bringing the Buddhist teachings of Tibet to the West and is credited with introducing many Buddhist concepts into the English language and psyche in a fresh and new way.

 

–UPCOMING EVENT IN EAGLE ROCK —

Wed April 4th: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Parinirvana (death of an enlightened being) of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Please join us as we come together and celebrate the life, lineage and outrageous wisdom of this extraordinary teacher through the practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast. The practice of feast is normally reserved for senior practitioners but, on this occasion, the entire community comes together for an evening of celebration! Dinner will be served.

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Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Founder of Shambhala Meditation - Chögyam TrungpaChögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was one of the most dynamic teachers of Buddhism in the 20th Century. He was a pioneer in bringing the Buddhist teachings of Tibet to the West and is credited with introducing many Buddhist concepts into the English language and psyche in a fresh and new way.

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the former supreme abbot of Surmang Monasteries in Tibet, was known as the foremost meditation master and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. In the early 1970s, he founded Naropa University, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America, along with over 100 meditation centers worldwide. He authored two dozen books on meditation, poetry, art, and the Shambhala path of warriorship.

“The Buddhist tradition teaches the truth of impermanence, or the transitory nature of things. The past is gone and the future has not yet happened, so we work with what is here — the present situation. This actually helps us not to categorize or theorize. A fresh, living situation is taking place all the time, on the spot. This non-categorical approach comes from being fully here, rather than trying to reconnect with past events. We don’t have to look back to the past in order to see what people are made out of. Human beings speak for themselves, on the spot.”

 

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