Friday, April 4, 2014

Chogyam Trungpa's Parinirvana

Chögyam Trungpa
 [Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987)

It's Chogyam Trungpa's Parinirvana today. Here's footage, from seven years ago, of the opening of the twentieth anniversary parinirvana celebrations at the Shambhala Meditation Center in Boulder, Colorado (held in conjunction with Naropa).

Here's some of the fabled twenty-five-year anniversary celebrations in Sonoma - the two sanghas, Shambhala and the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, Tibetan Buddhism and Japanese Buddhism, getting together and, movingly, collaborating

Trungpa's Stupa

"Commemorating the 27th Anniversary of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche." - a little vintage Trungpa Rinpoche - "Sunyata", (from the Naropa Institute seminar, "Viewing and Working with the Phenomenal World", lecture delivered July 1st, 1976 in Boulder, Colorado)   - "Emptiness, between that and this, beyond concept". 


  1. Some great video footage of the ceremonies and cremation of Trungpa Rinpoche can be seen in the biographic film "Crazy Wisdom" which currently is on Netflix.