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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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  • Stepping Over Fear

    August 23, 2010

    We find ourselves fearful, frightened, even petrified by circumstances.

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  • No Hard Edges

    August 16, 2010

    The warrior relates with whatever arises with a sense of sadness and tenderness. We reject the aggressive, hard-core street-fighter mentality. The neurotic upheavals created by conflicting emotions, or the kleshas...

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  • Gone Beyond

    August 11, 2010

    Fearlessness is extending ourselves beyond a limited view.

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  • Fearless Goodness Free from Doubt

    August 10, 2010

    When we bring together the ancient spiritual traditions of East and West, we find a meeting point where the warrior tradition can be experienced and realized.

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  • The Moods of Meditation

    August 2, 2010

    The practice of meditation is a way of unmasking ourselves, our deceptions of all kinds, and also the practice of meditation is a way of bringing out the subtleties of intelligence that exist within us.

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