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Parinirvana 30th Anniversary


Celebrating the Life of the Dorje Dradül

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, commemorated on April 4. It is a day for the Shambhala sangha to gather together to celebrate the life and teachings of the Vidyadhara.

Shambhala centres around the world will host community gatherings to commemorate this occasion. The intention is for the sangha to do practices we have received from the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, particularly, The Sadhana of Mahamudra.


If you are a centre leader, please visit the Special Events webpage to download resources to use at your gatherings.


Listen to a brief address by
Lady Diana Mukpo in celebration of the life of the Dorje Dradül

Offerings From the Shambhala Archives

Video Offerings from the Archives

The Shambhala Archives has once again prepared a video of select teachings by the Vidyadhara specially for the occasion of Parinirvana Day. For this year’s celebration the Shambhala Archives is offering Mahamudra II—the sequel to last year’s video. In addition, you are welcome to offer Discovering Elegance—an amazing 16mm film of Chögyam Trungpa and his students demonstrating the art of oriental design, as they prepare an environmental art exhibit held at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art in 1981. Captions/subtitles are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and more.


Video Links:

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the West

Major events in Trungpa Rinpoche’s life in Tibet were described some time ago in panels created by the Konchok Foundation for students in the West.

These panels are all now available for Shambhala centres to use to mark the 30th Anniversary of Trungpa Rinpoche’s Parinirvana. So that they do not require a lot of expense or space. they are sized to be printed at either full 22″ x 34″ or 50% 11″ x 17″.

Two additional panels were recently requested by Surmang Monastery, which highlight Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s activity in the West in both Tibetan and English.

Download the Original Panel PDFs:

Download the New Panel PDFs:


Kalapa Publications is honouring the life and teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche with special offers for meditators everywhere and for Shambhala vajrayana practitioners.



For all meditators:

30% off on The Shambhala Principle (hardcover)

(Regularly priced at $26.00. Sale price: $18.00)


30% off on Devotion & Crazy Wisdom

(Regularly priced at $35.00. Sale price: $24.50)


For Shambhala vajrayana practitioners:

30% off on all Vajra Assembly CDs

(Regularly priced at $35.00. Sale price: $24.50)

30% off on The Collected Vajra Assemblies

(Regularly priced at $400.00. Sale price: $280.00)

30% off on The Complete Vajrayogini Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa

(Regularly priced at $400.00. Sale price: $280.00)


The sale will end on April 4.

Quantities are limited. Sale prices available while quantities last.

Parinirvana Day is traditionally the time when the Shambhala Archives raises funds to support its ongoing work.

 Please consider making a donation to support the work of the Archives.