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.

A key initiative

The CTR Transcription Project is a key initiative within the CTR Digital Library of the Chögyam Trungpa Institute at Naropa University.

The Digital Library will provide widespread access to the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa, including: audio of 1,600 lectures and other events and more than 250 hours of video. Central to the Library is the creation and revision of complete, accurate, searchable digital transcripts of those recordings.


As of 2022, the staff of the CTR Transcription Project includes:

  • Lynn Friedman, Team Lead & Information Systems Architect
  • Warner Dick, Transcription Lead
  • Ella Milligan
  • Leandra Ziegler
  • Sophie Perks
  • Allyssa San Valentin
  • Anne Seidlitz
  • Jessyca Goldstein
  • Ruth Veleta


  • Mary Beth Kean
  • Travis May
  • Matilda Perks

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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.

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.