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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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  • Appreciating Everyday Life

    May 7, 2013

    I hope that people can appreciate their surroundings. Appreciate the autumn, appreciate winter, appreciate summer, appreciate spring. People’s lives are full of things, including their loneliness. There is always something...

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  • Profound Treasury Tour Nears Completion in Halifax

    May 3, 2013

    It is early May. It is sunny in Halifax, but a little cold, and we are wishing for warm spring days. The Profound Treasury tour rolls into town from Boston...

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  • Compassion and Egolessness Go Hand in Hand

    May 2, 2013

    The connection between compassion and egolessness goes both ways. When we let go of the self, we are more inspired to work with others; and when we are generous to...

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  • Passionlessness

    April 30, 2013

    Passionlessness is what enables you to practice the dharma and to quiet your body, speech, and mind. It is related to the development of fearlessness and egolessness. The idea of...

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  • The Sacredness of Meditation

    April 25, 2013

    When a person sits and meditates, it is a special situation, a sacred act. In meditation, even the most impure, crude, or confused thoughts are regarded as sacred. You may...

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