Periodically we will bring to your attention other organizations or activities that we feel might be of interest due to their similarity of spirit or content.


Chogyam Trungpa founded Naropa University in 1974 as a place to foster both intellect an intuition, and to spark curiosity and deep inquiry. 

The Chogyam Trungpa Institute was established at Naropa in 2018, the 30th anniversary of his death, to highlight the work of its founder, providing a comprehensive digital platform as one avenue to access his extensive lectures, poetry and art. Naropa envisioned and is launching the Institute with the close collaboration and support of the family of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Shambhala Archives and the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project. Carolyn Rose Gimian, the founding director of the Legacy Project, has been appointed as the first director of the Institute. For more information, please visit the Naropa University website here.

Practice Mindfulness on the Spring Equinox: A Special Retreat on How to Meditate

MARCH 23 - 25, 2018
Taught by Derek and Jane Kolleeny

This retreat will focus on the practice of meditation, appealing to new meditators, those with a developed practice, and those simply seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment.

Learn more and sign up here

The Profound Treasury Retreat

Fear and Courage: Rising to the Challenge of Wakefulness

Practice Teachings of Ven. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche with Judy Lief

From June 15-24 in Saco, Maine

The focus of this retreat will be on the interplay of fear and courage on the three stages of the Tibetan Buddhist path (hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana). Each stage provides us with particular challenges to overcome as well as the skills and insights we need to face those challenges. By dealing with challenges, we become stronger. We learn how to cut through fear and hesitation and engage the world with confidence, wakefulness, and compassion. 


Greetings friends of the Westchester Buddhist Center,


We’d like to bring your attention to a special film series running from February 7 to February 27 at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville focused on films related to contemplative practice called The Meditative Life: Meaning, Happiness and Connection. Westchester Buddhist Center is a media sponsor of the series and as such is happy to be able to provide a discount promotional code to our community which you can use to purchase tickets. Use promo code MEDLIFEBUDDHIST to get the JBFC member price on up to 2 tickets to any program in the The Meditative Life series.

Just click on the event’s show time, enter MEDLIFEBUDDHIST in the promo code box, and click submit before selecting your tickets. Your member-priced tickets will be reflected on the checkout page.

We hope you enjoy the show(s)!

Best wishes,

The WBC Team

Eileen Fisher LifeWork

LifeWork is a journey of inquiry around how we live and work, how we relate authentically, cultivate well-being and find purpose. This website is your portal into the LifeWork experience. We invite you to browse our selection of workshops and events, as well as our LifeNotes section where you’ll find curated videos, articles, exercises and everyday practical guides.

Eileen Fisher Learning Lab, 50 S. Buckout Street, Irvington, NY 10533

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New York Buddha Dharma

New York Buddha Dharma is a Buddhist community dedicated to the practice of mindfulness meditation and Buddhist teachings. Founded by students of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, its guiding principles are to continue the teachings, practices, and Tibetan Kagyü lineage of the Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche; to invite other teachers to teach, including visiting Rinpoches as well as seasoned student/practitioners; and to provide a community of friends with whom to share meditation practices and tread the buddhist path.

New mindfulness meditation intensive "Meditation in Real Life" starting soon at The Aligned Center. Learn more here


The Aligned Center

The Aligned Center hosts meditation sessions every weekday morning, from 8:30 - 9am. Free and open to the public.

The Aligned Center is a community space that offers offices for people who desire greater connection, balance, and growth in their workday. Through its events, guiding teachers, and members, the Aligned Center is inspiring growth in four dimensions: Heartfelt Community, Lifelong Learning, Mindful Awareness, and Financial Abundance. The Aligned Center is a division of Aligned Wealth. Learn more:

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The Chronicles of Chögyam Trungpa

Help this wonderful resource expand its offerings!

We invite you to explore and support one of our related organizations, the Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa which maintains two websites: The Chronicles and Ocean.

The Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa is a repository of teachings, articles, interviews, news and podcasts pertaining to the life and teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. It is also on ongoing oral history project, recording and preserving the recollection of people who have been influenced by his work.


Ocean -The Vast Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa

Ocean is an online community. It’s mission is to further the study and practice of all aspects of Chogyam Trungpa’s teachings, and to nurture community amongst old and new students.

Our mission is to further the study and practice of Chögyam Trungpa’s teachings, and to nurture community amongst old and new students alike. We are developing both introductory classes and a broad curriculum of in depth learning, drawing from all aspects of Chögyam Trungpa’s teachings. Learn more here.

View offered online classes here


The Chögyam Trungpa Legacy Project

Working with publishers, we provide financial and other support for the editing and publication ofprojects that presents the work of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche or that promote greater understanding of his life and work through books, articles, DVDs, Films and other documents. Learn more


Lions Roar magazine has put together a collection of writings on how to approach the current political climate from a Buddhist point of view.

The day after the presidential election, Lion’s Roar asked America’s leading Buddhist teachers to offer their comments, advice, and teachings to address how so many of us were feeling. We’re honored to present these here; as you will see, what they wrote is wise, heartfelt, realistic, compassionate, and inspiring. In my own sorrow, shock, and fear for the future, these voices have been a lifeline. Click here to read more.

The Lion’s Roar Foundation is a mission-driven, reader-supported publisher of Buddhist teachings, news, and perspectives. We are committed to ensuring that the understanding and practice of Buddhism flourishes in the contemporary world.


With Special Guest Richard Gere

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017, 8:00 P.M. SYMPHONY SPACE (Broadway @ 95th St)

Matthieu Ricard left a career in cellular genetics over 45 years ago to studyBuddhism in the Himalayas. He is now a Buddhist monk, a noted TED speaker, a

humanitarian, and an international best-selling author. Sometimes called the “happiest man in the world,” Ricard’s scientific collaborations and extensive contemplative studies have demonstrated that achieving positive states of consciousness, such as happiness, compassion, and fearlessness, requires the same effort and mind training involved with any other serious pursuit. This training can help lead us beyond the self into a deep engagement with the world around us. In this talk Ricard explores the global movement for a more compassionate world, incorporating recent research featured in his new book, Beyond the Self. He will be joined in the second half of the evening by special guest Richard Gere. For tickets, visit