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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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  • The Other Side of Fear

    January 4, 2010

    Going into your fear is like going through a fog. The key is whether you're regarding what you experience as simply something real or instead as monumental entrapment, imprisonment.

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  • Not Trapped in Fear

    January 4, 2010

    The journey of working with fear takes place slowly and repeatedly as you go along the path. You may have many reruns: big reruns and then smaller reruns.

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  • Dive into Fear

    January 4, 2010

    For some people, fear has no logic. For certain others, it brings tremendous logic of this and that. There are infinite possibilities, so many ways to prove that one's fears are valid.

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  • Step One: Look at Fear

    December 21, 2009

    As a warrior proceeds on the path, he or she may go through phases of intense fear. Frequently, such fear comes out of nowhere.

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  • Crossing the Brahmaputra—Fifty Years Ago Today

    December 16, 2009

    [Fifty years ago, on the night of December 15 and the morning of December 16, Chögyam Trungpa and his party crossed the Brahmaputra River on their way to India, escaping from Tibet. See below for information about following their journey as it unfolded.]

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