The Way of the Bodhisattva: An Immersive Workshop in Boulder May 18-22, 2016
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The Way of the Bodhisattva: An Immersive Workshop in Boulder May 18-22, 2016

Few texts are more frequently taught and quoted, have as colorful a history, and as much relevance to Buddhists today more than the eighth-century Indian Buddhist monk Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva. The Dalai Lama has said that “if I have any understanding of compassion and the bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text.” … Continue reading

Intermediate States: Living and Dying from Ancient India to 21st Century New York
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Intermediate States: Living and Dying from Ancient India to 21st Century New York

The term bardo, often translated as “intermediate state” is a term that entered the popular imagination in the West with the publication of W.Y. Evans-Wentz’s 1927 translation of The Great Liberation by Hearing in the Intermediate States, which he rendered as The Tibetan Book of the Dead.  It is curious that such a specialized esoteric … Continue reading

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Much Wisdom to be Found in Crazy Wisdom

Early in the 1970’s Chögyam Trungpa coined the term “crazy wisdom” to describe an advanced stage of realization on the Tibetan Buddhist path in which the teacher’s compassion drives him or her to transcend conventional norms. It is about being willing to do whatever is necessary to wake people up. But it is not about … Continue reading

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Touch and Go Premieres on the Web

Chögyam Trungpa’s first book, Born in Tibet, originally published in 1966, is a classic story of a great escape. It is an autobiographical account of Rinpoche’s upbringing in Tibet and his forced departure from the country in 1959, leading a group of three hundred refugees trying to reach India. Now, more than fifty years later, … Continue reading

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Pema’s Talks on "Be Grateful to Everyone" Now Available

I first heard about the Tibetan practice of tonglen, or sending and taking, when I was studying with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1970s. He presented teachings on this practice as well as the general practice of lojong, or mind training. This training on how to help oneself and others often involves studying a group … Continue reading