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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 carolyn@shambhala.com.

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  • Perpetual Entrapment

    November 27, 2012

    Karma is a concept that we use to develop further understanding of confused or samsaric action. Karma is the law of cause and effect, which is governed by action—and action...


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  • Falling in Love with the Universe

    November 20, 2012

    You can almost fall in love with the universe, with the general situation. At that point, there is no reference point to anyone or anything. It is just being...


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  • Finding Intrinsic Cheerfulness

    November 20, 2012

    There is always something in a situation that can cheer you up, but you have to discover and understand it yourself. There is no point in me telling you how...


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  • Discovering Your Sense of Humor

    November 15, 2012

    It is impossible to overcome passion, aggression, and ignorance with a long face. We have to cheer up. When you begin to see yourself fully and thoroughly, then you discover...


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  • A Letter from Carolyn Gimian

    November 15, 2012

    The Chögyam Trungpa Legacy Project just launched a new website at chogyamtrungpa.com. As the director of the Legacy Project, I wanted to tell you about the work...


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