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.

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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.

The Universe Depends on Karma

The concept of karma is essential to understanding the different energies needed to function and develop in life, to die and to be born. All the processes that take place in the universe are dependent on the environmental situation of ...
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The Tradition of the Trungpas

The tradition of the Trungpas evolved to its best capability in presenting what is known as the “three disciplines.” These are the disciplines of exertion, meditation, and knowledge, or prajna, presented at their best. The Trungpa lineage became one of ...
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Embodying the Teachings

In my education, I was constantly criticized. I had been brought up strictly since infancy, from the age of eighteen months, so that I had no other reference point, such as the idea of freedom or being loose. I had ...
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