Would all this material fit better on WhyClublet? There's already a whole community of sharp, spiritually interested people over there who I'm sure would love this stuff. -- FrancisHwang Ok, thanks. I'll remove the larger part of the page. Done.
The Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1940 - 1987) was one of the most dynamic teachers of Buddhism in the 20th Century. He was a pioneer in bringing the Buddhist teachings of Tibet to the West and is credited for introducing many important Buddhist concepts into the English language and psyche in a fresh and unique way. No less an authority than the Oxford English Dictionary cites his use of the word ego in one of its definitions.
The Vidyadhara's take on semiology is at http://www.shambhala.org/teachers/vctr/symbolism.html.
His students have a website at http://www.shambhala.org.
Note: "Vidyadhara" means "holder of knowledge or insight", or in plain English, "fool". Phet!
That's not true. It means holder of the Yeshe Cholwa School of Tibetan Dzogchen or Crazy Wisdom Holder.
And anyway, he who knows he is a fool is a wise man indeed.
"Why just sit there? Go outside, it's a nice day." -- Sogyal Rinpoche