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.

Binding Yourself to the Teachings

When you take a spiritual vow, you are binding yourself together with the teachings. You already have a vague idea of the teachings, and now you would like to tighten the whole thing up to make sure that it is ...
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You Don’t Need to Convert Others

If people are determined to convert others into their mold, then they are attempting to reassure themselves by using the convert to relieve their doubt. The bodhisattva is not concerned with conversion. Bodhisattvas respect others’ lifestyles, speak their language, and ...
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A Very Gradual Process

The first stage of development, or the first bhumi, on the bodhisattva path is described in the scriptures as a state in which you have drunk half a cup of tea and still have half left. You have selected the ...
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