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Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, aka Surmang Trungpa Chökyi Gyamtso (Tib. ཟུར་མང་དྲུང་པ་ཆོས་ཀྱི་རྒྱ་མཚོ་, Wyl. zur mang drung pa chos kyi rgya mtsho) (1940-1987) — a meditation master, teacher and artist, born in Kham, eastern Tibet. He was supreme abbot—the Eleventh Surmang Trungpa—of the Surmang Monastery, where he received the degree of khenpo at the age of eighteen. His main teachers were Shechen Kongtrul Pema Drimé Lekpé Lodrö, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, the Sixteenth Karmapa, and Khenpo Gangshar. He travelled to the United States in 1970 and is the founder of Naropa University and Shambhala International.

Further Reading

  • Chögyam Trungpa, Born in Tibet, George Allen & Unwin, 1966
  • Diana J. Mukpo, Dragon Thunder: My Life with Chögyam Trungpa (Boston: Shambhala, 2006)


  • Chögyam Trungpa, Mindfulness in Action (Shambhala, 2015)
  • Chögyam Trungpa, The Teacup and the Skullcup—Where Zen and Tantra Meet (Shambhala, 2015)
  • Chögyam Trungpa, The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma
    • Volume One: The Path of Individual Liberation (Shambhala, 2014)
    • Volume Two: The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion (Shambhala, 2014)
    • Volume Three: The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness (Shambhala, 2013)
  • Chögyam Trungpa, Work, Sex, Money—Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness (Shambhala, 2011)
  • Chögyam Trungpa, The Mishap Lineage—Transforming Confusion into Wisdom (Shambhala, 2011)
  • The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa (Shambhala, 2004)
    • Volume One: Born in Tibet; Meditation in Action; Mudra & Selected Writings
    • Volume Two: The Path Is the Goal; Training the Mind; Glimpses of Abhidharma; Glimpses of Shunyata; Glimpses of Mahayana & Selected Writings
    • Volume Three: Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism; The Myth of Freedom; The Heart of the Buddha; Selected Writings
    • Volume Four: Journey without Goal; The Lion's Roar; The Dawn of Tantra; An Interview with Chogyam Trungpa
    • Volume Five: Crazy Wisdom; Illusion's Game; The Life of Marpa (Excerpts); The Rain of Wisdom (Excerpts); The Sadhana of Mahamudra (Excerpts); Selected Writings
    • Volume Six: Glimpses of Space; Orderly Chaos; Secret Beyond Thought; The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Commentary; Transcending Madness; Selected Writings
    • Volume Seven: The Art of Calligraphy (Excerpts); Dharma Art; Visual Dharma (Excerpts); Selected Poems; Selected Writings
    • Volume Eight: Great Eastern Sun; Shambhala; Selected Writings

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