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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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  • Fearlessness Contains Joy

    November 3, 2009

    Fearlessness contains a feeling of joy and relaxation or well-being. From the goodness of simply being yourself, a quality of upliftedness arises, which is not overly solemn or religious.

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  • A Good Dose of Fearlessness

    October 28, 2009

    Fearlessness will also be punctuated by occasional fear, uncertainty, and confusion. Fearlessness comes from fear.

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  • Harmony Brings Fearlessness

    October 20, 2009

    The main point of meditation practice is learning to be a proper human being, which is known as being a warrior. When mind and body are joined together in your practice, then you are joining heaven and earth, and you can be a genuine warrior. This quality of harmony will bring fearlessness.

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  • Joining Body and Mind

    October 16, 2009

    When mind and body are joined together properly, there is a sense of joining heaven and earth. This comes from the sitting practice of meditation, to begin with.

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  • The Seed of Confidence

    October 14, 2009

    When we have a feeling that life is worthwhile and we are worthwhile, from that, a sense of softness or gentleness begins to develop.

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