Tribute from Dzongsar Khyentse

We may be a minority, but there are some of us who have the merit, as well as the guts, confidence and courage to take the path of guru devotion as our utmost essential path. I was taught by my master that the core of this path is remembering the guru.

Contrary to many people's assumption that the guru is some kind of external entity that dictates your life, if I have understood correctly, in the Vajrayana the guru is the path.

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was a pioneer and igniter of Buddhadharma in the West. Without a doubt, that must have been a challenging task. What Rinpoche has achieved would usually take at least three generations—first introducing, then maturing, and finally stirring things up. Rinpoche managed to do all of this in less than twenty years!

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(from "The Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche")


in the arms of the Glorious Mother

Simplicity, free from conceptual mind,
Dawns as one taste, fresh relaxed.
Seeing nothing but That
Is the ordinary mind.

spontaneously composed by Chogyam Trungpa
at 1979 Seminary

mahamudra poem

you must examine the nature of mind.
it is like a white lily growing alone in the jungle.
it has one drop of water resting on a leaf.
its inherent nature is perfection.
smell its fragrance.
touch its petals.
its roots grow deep in the ground,
but its expression is reaching toward the sun.
it is filled with beauty.
it is filled with desire.
it is filled with sadness.
it is utterly content within all of its longing.

Chogyam Trungpa