The Shambhala Archives is a repository of film, audio and video recordings, photographs, negatives, transparencies, manuscripts, transcripts, books, and artwork by Venerable
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche or relating to him. The Shambhala Archives also holds teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and other prominent teachers. The Archives is also responsible for the care, preservation and conservation of the personal belongings of
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche including sacred and everyday objects, robes, and clothing.
The work of the Shambhala Archives is ongoing as we continue to migrate audio and video to new media so that the teachings can continue to be heard and seen. Our work in the VCTR Collection (Labrang) , the division that cares for Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's belongings continues not only in the preservation of each object or piece of clothing, but involves recording pertinent information through research and database cataloguing.
Presently the Shambhala Archives is one of one of the largest audio-visual collections of Tibetan Buddhist teachers in the West. We invite you explore this site to learn more about what we have, what we have been doing, and what we still need to do.
To see our most recent 2012 newsletter Working Together
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Paranirvana 2011 video - "Prajna: As if the Buddha Were Talking in Your Brain"
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, 1985 Seminary
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Jamgon Kongtrul Seminar: Meditations on the student-teacher relationship
-Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
In this extraordinary seminar, Chögyam Trungpa explores his intimate relationship with his root teacher, Jamgon Kongtrul of Shechen, and how this relates to the student teacher relationship in Buddhism altogether.