The Chögyam Trungpa Institute

The Chögyam Trungpa Institute, based at Naropa University, serves a diverse worldwide community of those inspired by the work of Chögyam Trungpa, by the practice of meditation, and by the Buddhist tradition and teachings, historically and in contemporary times.

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Key Initiatives and Events

The CT Digital Library

The Digital Library makes audio and video recordings of Chogyam Trungpa’s teachings available for all to hear and watch. Transcripts and captioning aligned with the recordings are also provided. You can browse, search, and access material in many ways.

Visit the Library Here.

CTR Transcription Project

A team of trained transcribers is completing the transcription of close to 1,000 talks never transcribed before. The team is also reviewing, digitizing and correcting older transcripts, and team members also contribute to talk and seminar descriptions for the CTR Digital Library.

Opening the Dharma Treasury Editors Group

The ODT began with a series of yearly workshops at Naropa to train transcribers and editors. The ODT Editors’ Group completed their first book, Cynicism and Magic: Intelligence and Intuition on the Buddhist Path, which was published in 2021.

The CTI Archive and Museum

Currently in the planning stages, the Museum and Archive will house physical documents, visual art, and many other items, both secular and sacred.

About Our Logo

The logo of the Chogyam Trungpa Institute incorporates elements designed by Chogyam Trungpa himself. The image of the radiating sun with the EVAM symbol in its heart center symbolizes wakefulness and the unity of feminine and masculine energies.

Truth with Humor

Usually, telling the truth is very depressing. If you mix the truth with a bit of lying, if you add a bit of salt and pepper by lying, you find it more delicious. But somehow our lineage doesn’t allow it …

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Everything Is Nowness Nature

Thoughts do not really come up as such; they just emerge in our minds. You cannot watch their birth–they are just there. In other words, everything is nowness nature. Thoughts die; they just (snaps fingers.) They don’t dwell, they just …

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Seeing Confusion as the Four Kayas, Part One

As you continue to practice mindfulness and awareness, the seeming confusion and chaos in your mind begin to seem absurd. You see that your thoughts have no real birthplace; they just pop up. You see that your thoughts don’t go …

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