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Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Shabbat and Trungpa

Alison Laichter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Alison Laichter

My hope is that, like Trungpa's idea of an empty heart, each time I am re-souled through Shabbat, there is more tenderness and less tangibility, a waking up of my soul, an opening of my heart, and a chance to practice making everything holy, at least one day a week.

Idiot Compassion and the Power of Sorrow

Susan Piver | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

When we clamp down on our inner experience or avoid emotions, the path to kindness is also obscured. Kindness toward others is actually synonymous with kindness toward self.

Making 'Yangsi: Reincarnation Is Just the Beginning'

Mark Elliott | Posted 02.27.2013 | Religion
Mark Elliott

When I started this film I had quite a lot of skepticism about the tulku reincarnation system. I did not see how all that is claimed was possible. And I still cannot claim to understand it. But in looking at the footage in my room afterwards, I thought to myself, "OK, we have a film here."

Ian Astbury: The Cult's "Smash-and-Grab Buddhist"

James Rotondi | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
James Rotondi

A restless autodidact who routinely references Joseph Campbell, Terence McKenna, Pema Chödrön, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and other teachers, Astbury leads what he calls "a very nomadic existence."

Guild Hall Celebrates Laurie Anderson, Bruce Weber, Jon Robin Baitz, and Dina Merrill

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Given the decidedly downtown edge to the awardees, the speeches were rather formal. Lou Reed presented to Laurie Anderson for Performing Arts.

Are There Limits to Forgiveness?

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
Michael Sigman

I love Buddhism and I'm all for forgiveness among us flawed humans. But only after unrepentant mass murderers who outstrip every definition of evil Webster's can muster are, to paraphrase President Obama, taken off the field.

Crazy Wisdom: A Portrait Of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Johanna Demetrakas | Posted 01.26.2012 | Religion
Johanna Demetrakas

With Trungpa, nothing was hidden; it was up to each person to make their own judgments about the behavior of the teacher.

Raising Power And Energy To Meet The Challenge Of Living

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Maybe we can mix some of the wisdom our ancient cultures with our unprecedented modern knowledge and create the ground for happiness and fulfillment in our lives.

The Importance Of Scheduling Your 'You' Moments

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

There are so many time-stealers these days. Here in New York, people are moving so fast that they are almost flying through the streets. But where are we really going?

Sudden Death -- A Buddhist View Of The Tragedy In Arizona

David Nichtern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Nichtern

From a Buddhist point of view, sudden death can be particularly difficult. The contrast between the sense of presence and the sense of absence is so sharp and shocking.

Virtual Reality, The Singularity And Tibetan Buddhism

David Nichtern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Nichtern

Between my sessions of reading about this visionary high tech future, our group would periodically dismount and swarm into some of the most awesome and impressive Tibetan style Buddhist monasteries in the world