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Series: Naropa Institute: Life and Teachings of Naropa (3 Talks, 1980)

This series explores the life and training of the great Indian pandit Naropa, for which the Institute was named. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche describes in great detail the discipline, immersive training, and practice of meditation which Naropa engaged in from an early age and throughout his training, including at Nalanda University. There is a strong emphasis that education — and therefore learning — is not something to "get through" but that it is a continuous, lifelong process that one should take delight in. It is this vision and philosophy that inspired the founding of Naropa Institute. These talks are relevant not only to Buddhists and students of Naropa Institute, but to anyone who is training themselves in a discipline. Trungpa Rinpoche taught a number of seminars on Naropa. Two earlier series were edited into the book Illusion's Game, but this one was not included. This seminar was co-taught with the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin [talk 2] and the Dorje Loppon Lodro Dorje [talks 3, 6, 7, 8, 9]. To listen to the Vajra Regent's talk from this seminar, copy and paste the following link into your browser:
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