Gesar Mukpo: a tribute to my father, Chogyam Trungpa, on the anniversary of his passing.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 3, 2011
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Gesar Mukpo, son of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, offered this tribute to his father this morning on the 24th anniversary or, in Buddhist terms, Parinirvana (passing beyond) of this great Buddhist meditation teacher and servant to the cause of coming back from clinging, aggression, ignorance and fear to the present moment of this, our fundamentally good human existence!

I put this tribute slideshow to my father together. Check it out and spread the link to anyone who may like to watch it. I feel very fortunate to have had such an amazing father and am honored that he touched so many lives. Happy Parinirvana day all and “jolly good luck!”

A slideshow in tribute to Tibetan master Chögyam Trungpa. Born 1939 in a tent on the plains of Tibet, he died April 4th 1987 in Canada, leaving behind a legacy of meditation centers and Buddhist publications. Music and images used under fair use for educational purposes.

For more, see Naropa University’s celebration.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “Gesar Mukpo: a tribute to my father, Chogyam Trungpa, on the anniversary of his passing.”

  1. Jim Tolstrup says:

    Beautiful Gesar, thanks man

  2. Jim Tolstrup says:

    I can't speak for Gesar (of course) but first of all musical lyrics are non-linear impressions, a person might think they refer to one thing when the songwriter was actually talking about something different. I can see a lot of lines that are evocative of dharma and perhaps Trungpa Rinpoche in particular. I know that relationships with teachers are a mixed bag of joy and disappointment but I can't begin to imagine what it would be like to be the child of such a person.

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  4. Thanks for continuing to enable the fraud and abuses that Chogyam Trungpa perpetrated and/or supported. It really shows how Elephant Journal is drinking the Shambhala kool-aid.

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