Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Shambhala - making enlightened society possible - founder's page
the Chronicles Project - the archive and oral history of all things Trungpa
Books - Shambhala Publication Trungpa page
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12-05-17 - The Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche posted a message from DC yesterday, December 4th, the anniversary of Shunryu Suzuki's death - with a response from Walter Fordham describing what they did together. Read it on cuke
Related pages on the Chronicles of CTR site
1-05-12 - Introduction to The Teacup and the Skullcup: Chögyam Trungpa on Zen and Tantra by David Schneider - which draws on Trungpa's relationship with Shunryu Suzuki, Kobun Chino, Edo Tai Shimano, and Bill Kwong.
Trungpa Rinpoche and Zen by David Schneider
Stole this mini bio of Trungpa from the home page of the Chronicles Project.
Trungpa on Suzuki from Born in Tibet
Trungpa on Suzuki from spring 1972 Garuda - jpg with calligraphy
Chogyam Trungpa talk transcript 12/13/71 at the SFZC City Center on creating a memorial for Suzuki and more.
American Karma - transcript excerpt from Trungpa's 12/13/71 talk at the SFZC City Center with p.8 - 11 where he mentions Shunryu Suzuki.
Read Trungpa on Suzuki at the Chronicles of CTR site with photos and an interview with Richard and Alice Haspray
Trungpa in Crooked Cucumber
Trungpa Vices in Crooked Cucumber Errata
Laura Kwong on Trungpa and Suzuki
Henry Schaeffer on Suzuki and Trungpa
10-24-12 - MK noticed in the Trungpa Rinpoche lecture on Zen linked to on October 2nd that Trungpa said Zen was like a Heath Robinson Pancake Machine. Here's a Heath Robinson page with the pancake machine being three down and 4th down the OK Go video for "This too shall pass." - thanks Michael Katz
10-04-13 - Seems to be true but memories morph and myths are made.
SR and CTR both said:
Just do it
SR = Suzuki Roshi,
CTR = Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Sam Bercholz is the founder of Shambhala Publications (publisher of two of my books). I remember buying books from him in the sixties at his little hole-in-the-wall store on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. Sam and I were talking about mysterious events surrounding the death of Alan Watts and he told me that Trungpa was with Alan earlier that evening. He said that Trungpa loved Alan Watts' books and thought he must be enlightened - until he met him - though that didn't diminish Trungpa's respect for Watts and his work. Sam said he went to Sokoji and heard Shunryu Suzuki speak, liked Suzuki but was turned off by some people or maybe some person and didn't go back. He went on to become a close disciple of Chogyam Trungpa. - dc
While we were in
California, Rinpoche also had a remarkable visit with Shunryu Suzuki
Roshi, the founder of San Francisco Zen Center. Suzuki Roshi had been in
America for more than ten years, and a large community of practitioners
had grown up around him. He had an extraordinary effect on Buddhism in
America. One would have to call him the true grandfather of the Practice
Lineage in this country. . .
In meeting Roshi, Rinpoche said that he had met his first
real spiritual friend in America. . . Rinpoche was also quite taken by
certain aspects of the Japanese aesthetic. . . . However, what was most
important about this first meeting was the heart connection between
Rinpoche and Roshi. After we left, Rinpoche said that Suzuki Roshi was
the first person he met in America who reminded him of his own teacher,
Mukpo, Diana J. Dragon Thunder. p. 111-113
Thanks to Jim Lowrey for sending this.
Here's a PDF of those pages from the book - slightly more included
Dragon Thunder: My Life with Chogyam Trungpa
This part linked to in Brief Memories (of Shunryu Suzuki)
Jack Weller talks about his relationship with Chogyam Trungpa
Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche came to Tassajara in the spring of 1970. He stayed in the fireplace room. People liked him. There was a good feeling. He came with his young English wife Dianne, Sam and Hazel Bercholz. Jack Weller had arranged the visit. Trungpa and Suzuki walked down to the pool. Trungpa went into the zendo with shoes on and we liked him. Suzuki Roshi was apprehensive about the visit beforehand as were various others but it went quite well. - from DC comments with disciples
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