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Welcome to the Shambhala Archives

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.




Digital Video: Our Goal for 2015

Our target is to complete the digitization of the Vidyadhara’s video in our collection. This totals 235 tapes that vary in length from twenty minutes to two hours each.

The material includes:

  • a Shambhala Training Level Five program from Boulder, 1980, which requires restoration work as well as transfer;
  • videos of the only Chakrasamvara Abhisheka conducted by the Vidyadhara, including his tri;
  • early Vajrayogini fiire pujas attended by the Vidyadhara; 
  • and a number of the early black and white seminars from Naropa, Shambhala Mountain Center and other locations.

The cost of the digital transfers and restoration is $15,000.





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See and listen to the teachings from our vault:

Meditation : The Path of the Buddha - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Talk 1: Meditation Instruction

Talk 2: Shamatha

Talk 3: State of Mind

Talk 4: Vipashyana

Talk 5: The Dawn of Enlightenment

Talk 6: Nyinthun Talk

For talk summaries click here.

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.

Talk 1

Talk 2

Talk 3

Talk 4

Talk 5

Talk 6


May the Dharma continue to flourish!



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