The Shambhala Archives is the repository for one of the largest audio-visual collections of lectures and oral discourses by Tibetan Buddhist teachers in the West. The Archives cares for all records related to the life and teachings of Chögyam Trungpa, which include more than 50,000 photographs, as well as Tibetan manuscripts, poetry manuscripts, the personal belongings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, his personal library, as well as transcripts, correspondence, and many other documents. The Archives also cares for the teachings of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, as well as other prominent contemplative teachers.
The Nalanda Translation Committee supports the practice and study of the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings by creating authentic translations of Tibetan practice texts and commentaries in English and other Western languages. By publishing these texts the Nalanda Translation Committee ensures quality and consistency, teaching and transmition of practices, and increasing the students’ understanding of their significance and cultural background.
Built to honor the legacy of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya is an expression of the aspiration for peace, harmony and equanimity for all beings. Rising 108 feet from its foundation, construction of The Great Stupa was initiated in 1988 and the monument was consecrated in August 2001. It is located at the Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado.
One of the greatest accomplishments of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was the establishment of the Shambhala mandala, a global basis for the transmission of the vision, teachings and practices he brought to the world. The teachings and transmissions passed on by the Vidyadhara are studied and explored in the expanding association of centres, groups and other entities he founded and which are now directed by his son and spiritual heir, Sakyong Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche. In addition to centres and groups on five continents, the Shambhala mandala includes a range of other programs and institutions, reaching out into education, health care, social work, organizational change and innovation, publishing, and a broad spectrum of the arts. www.shambhala.org
Founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974, Naropa University is the first of its kind as a Buddhist-inspired university in North America that integrates ancient traditions of wisdom into the curriculum of modern education. Named after the Indian Buddhist mystic and scholar Naropa, it is a non-sectarian liberal arts institution dedicated to advancing contemplative education. Contemplative education is an approach to learning that integrates the best of Eastern and Western educational traditions, helping students know themselves more deeply and engage constructively with others. True learning, as it is understood and practiced at Naropa, comes from a combination of study and practice; it is both academic and experiential; it engages both intellect and intuition.
Shambhala Sun is today’s best-selling and most widely-read Buddhist magazine. It offers authentic teachings from the Buddhist and other contemplative traditions, and applies the wisdom born of meditative practice to all the important issues in life—from livelihood, parenting, and relationships to politics, social action, and the arts.
The Shambhala Shop is home to the books and recordings of major Shambhala Buddhist teachers, including many publications by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and also offers banners and flags, pins, brushes, photographs and prints in the Shambhala tradition.
Shambhala Publications has been devoted to the magic, craft, and business of books for more than 30 years. They publish more than thirty books by Chogyam Trungpa. Shambhala Publications offers hundreds of titles —from miniature classics to oversized art books, from scholarly translations to stories for children, from books on tape to books in a box, from A Little Course in Dreams to The Great Path of Awakening.
The Chronicle Project is a repository for a rich array of stories, interviews, blogs, and features regarding Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and his legacy. Its goal is to tell the story of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s life in a detailed account, to gather the oral history from those who knew him, and to preserve a record of his extraordinary legacy for future generations.
Marvin Moore is a photographer in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has generously worked with the Shambhala Archives and the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project in the documentation of our collections and projects. He has also photographed many of the great Buddhist teachers in North America.