(Orange County) Celebration of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

April 4th (2017)

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  • $15 Program Price
  • $20 Patron Price
Room: ORANGE COUNTY SHAMBHALA @ 2750 Harbor Blvd, Suite B03, Costa Mesa, 92626

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.

The highlight of the evening will be a streaming video showing of Discovering Elegance—an amazing 16mm film of the Druk Sakyong and his students demonstrating the contemplative Shambhala arts and design, as they prepare an environmental art exhibit held at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art in 1981. This offering has been made available to us through the generosity of the Shambhala Archives.

We will also enjoy practice, toasts, elegant appetizers, poetry and stories. Bring your favorite Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche photograph, poem or quote.  And those who had the good fortune to meet the Vidyadhara, please bring your stories to share!


The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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