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 CTR 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. The Library is still in development.

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.

Sudden, Complete Openness: Meditation Instruction

Sometimes in meditation there is a gap in normal consciousness, a sudden complete openness. This only arises when one has ceased to think in terms of meditator, meditation and the object or meditation. It is a glimpse of reality, a …

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Absolute Spontaneity: Meditation Instruction II

Free oneself from memories of, and conceptions about, meditation. Each moment of meditation is completely unique and full of the potentiality of new discovery, so one is incapable of judging meditation by past sessions or by theory. Just plunge straight …

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Absolute Spontaneity: Meditation Instruction I

In meditation see through the illusion of past, present and future. The past is but a present memory or condition, the future a present projection, and the present itself vanishes before it can be grasped. From “The Way of Maha …

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