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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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  • The Path of Fearlessness

    December 14, 2009

    The path of fearlessness is connected with what we do right now, today, rather than anything theoretical or waiting for a cue from somewhere else.

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  • Brewing the Beer of Fearlessness

    December 10, 2009

    The three principles of the sun, the echo, and the bow and arrow are all connected with the natural process, or path, of working with our basic intelligence.

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  • The Bow and Arrow of Skillful Means and Wisdom

    December 7, 2009

    The warrior's third tool is actually a weapon. It is represented by the analogy of a bow and arrow, which is connected with developing skillful means and wisdom.

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  • The Echo of Awareness

    December 2, 2009

    The second guide on the warrior's path is represented by the analogy of an echo, which is connected with meditative awareness.

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  • Meditation: A Worldwide Approach

    November 23, 2009

    Since mindfulness is part of one's stream of consciousness, the practice of meditation cannot be regarded as something alien, as an emulation of some picturesque yogi who has a fixation on meditating all the time.

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