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Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939–1987) was one of the most influential Buddhist teachers in the West. Visit here to read his biography, watch videos of his talks, and see a listing of his many books, as well as information about ordering them. If you would like to receive inspirational quotes from Trungpa Rinpoche’s extensive body of teachings, you can sign up here for the Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week, an e-mail newsletter that is sent out twice a week. You'll also find the full archive of Ocean of Dharma quote below!


From time to time, you will find new surprises on this site: book giveaways and other contests, changing photo exhibits, excerpts from new and forthcoming publications, and information on programs that present the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa to new and seasoned practitioners.


If you want further information on any aspect of Chögyam Trungpa’s life and teachings, you may contact Carolyn Gimian, who helps to maintain this site. Carolyn has been an editor of Rinpoche’s work for the last twenty-five years. She is happy to receive your questions and comments at

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  • When Anxiety Subsides, We See Clearly

    January 1, 2013

    When we begin to perceive the phenomenal world with a sense of basic goodness, peace, and beauty, conflict begins to subside and we start to perceive our world clearly and...

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  • A New Old World

    December 27, 2012

    Committing yourself to the practice of meditation brings a sense of reality, that the practice is no longer a myth. It’s a real experience. And having become part of your...

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  • The Star of Bethlehem on the Horizon

    December 25, 2012

    We are gazing at the star of Bethlehem on the horizon. It is far, far away, but still there is hope. A spark of luminosity is there. The land may...

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  • Here Comes the Sun

    December 20, 2012

    The sun has a sense of all-pervasive brilliance, which does not discriminate in the slightest. It is the goodness that exists in a situation, in oneself, and in one’s world...

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  • Meditation and Mysticism

    December 19, 2012

    From the practice of meditation, we can experience ourselves as what we are and who we are altogether. Sitting practice is a way of discovering ourselves. This approach is compatible...

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