March 5th – today -Allen’s teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche‘s birthday, the 78th anniversary of his birthday. Next month (April 4th) we will be marking the 30th anniversary of his death.
Rinpoche – Remembering Trungpa Rinpoche
see this extended piece by Barry Boyce from the archives in Lion’s Roar
Trungpa’s legacy can be more fully explored here – and here (Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche) and also here (Shambhala)
& see also previous postings on The Allen Ginsberg Project (for example) here, here and here
[“The Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche drove down from his favorite spot on Bear Mountain for rendezvous with me at his secretary Beverly Webster’s house in Boulder. He’d been ill, rumor’d to’ve been “”Visiting the Dakinis.”” I asked him where the Dakinis were, once we’d got in the living room, he said “”Right there”” pointing to the window-sill above the sofa. “”What do they say?”” I asked, he replied, “”Sometimes they criticize me for teaching too much Vajrayana, too many secrets. Sometimes they tell me to teach more.”” We looked at my photographs, he gave me wise advice on domestic crisis. Uniform’d as head of ideal Shambhala kingdom. April 12, 1985″ (Ginsberg caption, slightly expanded from written one above) photo c. Allen Ginsberg Estate ]