Search Site


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

Ocean of Dharma

  • Life is a Straight Drink

    September 29, 2010

    Buddha did not mean right as opposed to wrong at all.  Right means being right without a concept of what is right. Right translates into the Sanskrit samyak, which means...

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Not Freezing the Space

    September 27, 2010

    Someone is walking toward us -- there is the possibility of not freezing the space.  In that case, the person walking toward us is walking into a lubricated situation of...

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Freezing the Space

    September 22, 2010

    Someone is walking toward us—suddenly we freeze. Not only do we freeze ourselves, but we also freeze the space in which the person is walking toward us. We call him...

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Nirvana Next Exit

    September 16, 2010

    Buddhism promises nothing. It teaches us to be what we are, where we are, constantly, and it teaches us to relate to our living situations accordingly. That seems to be...

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Choiceless Journey

    September 13, 2010

    Basic warriorship is appreciating who we are, what we are, where we are. Such appreciation and investigation may bring up fear and many questions. Fear becomes our study material, which...

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

Items 286 to 290 of 430 total