Program Details

Encounters with a Siddha:Personal Stories about Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

with Kunga Dawa (Richard) Arthure
November 22 / 7:00 PM - November 22 / 9:30 PM

(suggested donation)


Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the life of the founder of Shambhala!  Hear personal stories of transformative encounters that offer glimpses into the amazing life and accomplishments of a revolutionary teacher for our times: the many facets of Chogyam Trungpa, monk, scholar, poet, artist, meditation master, treasure revealer, Dharma teacher, accomplished vajra master and Shambhala King.


Kunga Dawa

Kunga Dawa (Richard Arthure) became a close student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1966. He was the first Westerner trained by the Vidyadhara as a meditation instructor and authorized by him to teach the dharma. Kunga Dawa served for five years as Chogyam Trungpa's personal secretary and traveled to India, Sikkim, and Bhutan with him, was present with him at Tagtsang when the Sadhana of Mahamudra was revealed, and co-created the English-language version of it. He has also received teachings and empowerments from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Kunga Dawa was a co-founder of the Karme Choling Center in Vermont and has traveled and taught extensively in the US, Canada, and Europe, transmitting both Buddhist and Shambhala teachings at more than thirty-five Shambhala centres. He completed a three-year retreat in northern New Mexico in 2003 and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado. He is the author of a book of poems, Medium of the Breath: Dharma Poems for Here and Now.

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