The Chogyam Trungpa Institute
His view and his work have infused Naropa and its development. The Chogyam Trungpa Institute was established at Naropa in 2017, 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.
Through various initiatives, the Chogyam Trungpa Institute will encourage a critical assessment by scholars and practitioners of Chogyam Trungpa’s body of teachings and his place in the development of Buddhism in the West. The Institute will also seek to support new directions that honor the spirit of his work, through expositions, classes, research, debate, and other means.
Help us chart our course! We welcome your donations large and small, as well as your input to help us define and build the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project. If you are planning to make a major gift, please consider joining the Legacy Circle, which is described below.
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All donations to the Chogyam Trungpa Institute are tax deductible in both the United States and in Canada.
Join the Legacy Circle and help create the Chogyam Trungpa Institute as a true legacy institution honoring and furthering the work of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
The Legacy Circle will be a group of supporters who want to contribute to the direction and development of the Chogyam Trungpa Institute through financial gifts and critical input into our programs and vision. We will solicit your input through gatherings each year, both actual and virtual. Your early investment in the Chogyam Trungpa Institute helps us build a collaborative foundation. Your insight and perspective helps us build the community in which it will flourish.
Be an inaugural member of the Legacy Gold Circle by making a gift of $1,000 or more. Your gift may be a one-time donation or a monthly donation of $100 or more. A print of one of Chogyam Trungpa’s paintings will be sent as a gift to all Gold Circle Members.
Those who give $10,000 or more will join the Legacy Diamond Circle and will receive a special gift as well as unique opportunities to contribute to the Institute’s development.
To join the Legacy Circle you may make a gift online or mail a gift to:
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