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Talks and Writings

Letter to the Vidyadhara

A 1971 letter from the Vajra Regent to the Vidyadhara

How I Met the Vajra Master

A letter to 1980 Vajradhatu Seminary participants

Meditation: The Practice of Being

A Community Talk, Burlington, Vermont December 2, 1987

Prajnaparamita

The fifth talk of the mahayana teachings
at the 1988 Vajradhatu Seminary

Reflections on the Dorje Dradül

Afterword by the Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin
for the first edition of Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior
(Chögyam Trungpa, Shambhala Dragon Edition, 1988)

Remembering Who We Are

Chapter 10 of Buddha in the Palm of Your Hand

Shambhala the Sacred Path of the Warrior

A Talk on the background and origin of Shambhala
November 1987, Vancouver, BC

Recalling the Guru's Instructions

A talk by Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin to the Karma Dzong community in Boulder, Colorado, January 23, 1988

 

Calligraphy Exhibit

Selected Calligraphies of Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin

Empowerment of the Vajra Regent

Excerpts from Empowerment Ceremony Audio

Vidyadhara the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Remarks from The Three Lineages Vajra Assembly
Vidyadhara the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
From the Glorious Realm of Vajradhatu

from Like Water Poured into Water
written one month after the empowerment

The Empowerment of Ösel Tendzin

from Garuda V: Transcending Hesitation

Poetry

Infant Song of a Son of the Kagyü Guru

from Like Water Poured into Water

An Assembly of Splendid Warriors and Commentary

from Like Water Poured into Water

From the Glorious Realm of Vajradhatu

from Like Water Poured into Water

Trikaya as Practice

from Like Water Poured into Water

Haiku

from Like Water Poured into Water

I See You

a poem to the Vidyadhara by Patrick Sweeney Trimé Lhawang

Liturgies

Guru Yoga for the Vajra Regent

HE Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

Other Teacher Resources

Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Community Talk, Ojai Valley Dharma Center

September 18, 1995

A Children's Day Offering

Lady Lila Rich

 

Video: Venerable Lama Lodru

An interview on his experience with the
Vajra Regent's samadhi after his death

Lama Lodru discusses his experience of the event and its importance for students of  Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the Kagyü lineage in the West.
August 5, 2012

Seminars

Lonely Journey: Devotion in the Kagyü Lineage Seminar Talk 1

Lonely Journey: Devotion in the Kagyü Lineage Seminar Talk 2

Lonely Journey: Devotion in the Kagyü Lineage Seminar Talk 3

Lonely Journey: Devotion in the Kagyü Lineage Seminar Talk 4

Vidyadhara the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche empowered Ösel Tendzin on August 22, 1976 as his Vajra Regent, dharma heir, and lineage holder. A few months later, around the time of the Tibetan New Year in February 1977, the Vidyadhara entered into a year-long retreat, leaving the teaching responsibilities and administration of his entire organization in the hands of the Vajra Regent. These responsibilities included Naropa Institute's annual president's course taught each summer by Turngpa Rinpoche. The Lonely Journey was the first such course taught by the Vajra Regent.


In The Lonely Journey, the Vajra Regent presents the experience of devotion as studied and practiced in the Kagyü lineage, and how the student-teacher relationship evolves as the student progresses along the stages of the Buddhist path.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calligraphy by Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin
Abstract – Mountains