Chögyam Trungpa – Tribute 2011

April 4, 2011

Chewyguru’s (Gesar Mukpo’s) slide/music collage tribute to his perfect teacher and dad, on the anniversary of the death of Chögyam Trungap, Rinpoche.



To Ramona

December 4, 2009

To the greater Shambhala sangha….

& Dylan fans.

(includes practice instructions 🙂 )

Sinéad Lohan’s superlative version of Bob Dylan’s “To Ramona”. Taken from Donal Lunny’s “Sult – Spirit of the Music” TV series – recorded around 1996.

Crazy Wisdom – the film

October 13, 2008

Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, is a film being prepared by Johanna Demetrekas. IMDb describes it:

Crazy Wisdom is the long-awaited feature documentary to explore the life, teachings, and “crazy wisdom” of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, a pivotal figure in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Called a genius, rascal, and social visionary; ‘one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th century,’ and ‘the bad boy of Buddhism,’ Trungpa defied categorization. Raised and trained in the rigorous Tibetan monastic tradition, Trungpa came to the West and shattered our preconceived notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave – he openly smoked, drank, and had intimate relations with students – yet his teachings are recognized as authentic, vast, and influential. Twenty years after his death, with unprecedented access and exclusive archival material, Crazy Wisdom looks at the man and the myths about him, and attempts to set the record straight. 

Here’s a preview of the film.

Shambhala Training Working with Father Sarducci

September 10, 2008

Father Guido Sarducci now offers a Five Minute University. He also hopes to offer a law degree, that will add an extra minute to the process. Rumor has it that Shambhala International is in negotiation with Father Sarducci to adapt his plan for delivering Shambhala Training. Under the new plan, Levels One through Five can be completed in less than  thirty seconds.


One thing has changed. Since Father Sarducci  first introduced his plan, he’s realized that he was shortchanging  himself by only charging $20 for the college degree. So, for Shambhala Training, you will pay $1,000.00 but you’ll be a graduate  in no time!

Down By Law

July 29, 2008

Comedian Roberto Benigni says it all, and then the gravelly-voiced Tom Waits sings it: “It’s a sad and beautiful world.” Indeed. If you haven’t seen it before, check out Jim Jarmusch’s “Down By Law” (1986).

I Wish I Were

July 29, 2008

Martha Wainwright: I Wish I Were

A song about fear, and about today (the video is unofficial, by whoever made the YouTube video – maybe close your eyes).