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Sacred Jewels

Cathryn Stein Abato's Curated Collection

including materials related to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche,
the Dalai Lama and Allen Ginsberg


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Sacred Jewels is a curated selection of original poems, calligraphies, photographs, and objects either created by or related to the late Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who is credited with developing the Shambhala meditation tradition in the West. The collection also contains a few items associated with the Dalai Lama and Allen Ginsberg.

The collection will be of particular interest to followers of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (i.e. Shambhala practitioners) as well as anyone else wishing to learn more about this compelling historical character and his legacy.

About Cathryn Stein Abato

Ms. Abato became a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1972 and a member of the Nalanda Translation Committee in 1976.

A radio interview with Ms. Abato provides additional context for the collection.

"A Message" - Ms. Abato recounts an enduring message given to her by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.


The blank entries after "Translation of Poem 7" and "Allen Ginsberg Writing Poetry" are the result of a software glitch. Please excuse the error.

Due to the technical limitations of the collection management platform, certain documents are out of order or duplicated:

+ "Illuminating Profundity" should immediately follow the "Chant to Shri Devi."

+ "Oral Message from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to Ms. Abato" should immediately follow "Illuminating Profundity."

+ "Poem 1" and "Seven Poems by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche" at the end of the collection are duplicates.