Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote the Sadhana of Mahamudra in 1968 while staying in the cave of Taksang in Bhutan. The Sadhana of Mahamudra invokes the wrathful manifestation of Padmasambhava, called Dorje Trolö, to help us overcome obstacles and confusion in our time.
Interviewer: So we want to figure out what’s best, you know, what will be most comfortable for you. What I want to do is an oral history of the ‘Sixties and Austin’s an interesting area because there’s a major university with a lot of anti-war… There was a segregtion case, a very famous law case here in 1959. There’s been an awful lot of work with the valley farm workers and Chicanos, plus we”ve got the Rothschilds here [sic], we’ve got all of LBJ‘s legacy. Basically, Austin’s sort of conservative but with the university and the State Capitol here, … Read More
Here’s some of the fabled twenty-five-year anniversary celebrations in Sonoma – the two sanghas, Shambhala and the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, Tibetan Buddhism and Japanese Buddhism, getting together and, movingly, collaborating
“Commemorating the 27th Anniversary of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.” – a little vintage Trungpa Rinpoche – “Sunyata“, (from the Naropa Institute … Read More
AG: The other poem of (Edward) Carpenter‘s we might as well do, while we’re on Carpenter, is “The Secret of Time and Satan”. The reason I brought him up is he’s one of the children of (Walt) Whitman and one of the people who applied Whitman’s method of realistic all-inclusiveness, notation in present time, empathy in space, empathy and sympathy going out in space to make notions in present time. (It’s) a more philosophical poem based on theosophical ideas. It has Whitman’s basic impetus and … Read More
Two strangely contrasting birthdays, celebrated today (strangely contrasting? – or maybe not). We’ll draw your attention to fairly comprehensive initial postings on each of our two subjects of study – Basil Bunting – here
and Lucien Carr – here
First, the latter. Due to the success of Kill Your Darlings, (out in America on DVD later this month), from a quiet unassuming back-seat, Lucien, (at least in the Dane DeHaan version), has been catapaulted to, clearly unwanted and unsought for, global notoriety, slandered (the movies can do this, even if it is just … Read More
Chogyam Trungpa would have been 75 years old today
Previous Trungpa birthday postings on the Allen Ginsberg Project may be viewed here and here
For a rich wealth of Trungpa materials – see here (Shambhala), here (the Chronicles Project) and here (the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project)
The 1975 Loka interview with William Burroughs continues. For the first part of the transcript, see here
Interviewer: Well, you’ve spoken about technology being used in, shall we say, benign ways.
WSB: Technology is neither good nor bad. People ask whether technology is good or bad. Good and bad don’t float in vacuums. They only have meaning with relation to the actual people at actual times (because, if you say) “who did what, when, and … Read More
[Walt Whitman (1819-1892), 1854 – Steel Engraving – Photograph by Samuel Hollyer of a lost Daguerrotype by Gabriel Harrison – “The engraving appeared in the 1855 and 1856 editions of “Leaves of Grass“, then again in the 1876 and 1881-82 (and following editions)..In reprinting it in the 1881 edition, Whitman insisted on its facing “Song of Myself”, because the portrait “is involved as part of the poem”]
The end (of Whitman’s “Song of Myself”) is interesting. I’d like to read the last three sections (sections 50, 51 and 52) , because they really do outreach him. I mean, he … Read More