Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, aka Surmang Trungpa Chökyi Gyamtso (Tib. ཟུར་མང་དྲུང་པ་ཆོས་ཀྱི་རྒྱ་མཚོ་, Wyl. zur mang drung pa chos kyi rgya mtsho) (1940-1987) — a meditation master, teacher and artist, born in Kham, eastern Tibet. He was supreme abbot—the Eleventh Surmang Trungpa—of the Surmang Monastery, where he received the degree of khenpo at the age of eighteen. His main teachers were Shechen Kongtrul Pema Drimé Lekpé Lodrö, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, the Sixteenth Karmapa, and Khenpo Gangshar. He travelled to the United States in 1970 and is the founder of Naropa University and Shambhala International.
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- Description Rigdzin Shikpo (formerly MIchael Hookham) was one of Trungpa Rinpoche's first western students. In this short audio recording from 2007, he talks about his training with Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1960s, beginning while Rinpoche was studying at Oxford.
- Chronicles of Trungpa Rinpoche on Vimeo