Carolyn Rose Gimian

Carolyn Rose Gimian

Carolyn Rose Gimian is a meditation teacher trained by Chogyam Trungpa. She is the editor of Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery, and other teachings by Chogyam Trungpa, including his collected works.

Recent Articles

What is Monkey Mind?

We all recognize monkey mind—that wild mind going in more than one direction at a time, swinging from one branch of thought to the next. It wants the next banana, the next big thing, the next small thing. It wants to keep moving. Monkey mind likes texting and online gaming. It’s the mind that likes…

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Your Dissatisfaction is Good News

Carolyn Rose Gimian explains why the experience of dissatisfaction — which the Rolling Stones so aptly described — might be just what we need.

Are We Really Taking Refuge?

Carolyn Rose Gimian reflects on modern-day practitioners’ ambivalent commitment to the three jewels and considers what we might be losing.

The Upside of Money Troubles

Carolyn Rose Gimian reminds us that our difficulties with money are opportunities for working with our mind and strengthening our practice.

Discovering the Power of Basic Goodness

Through the practice of meditation, we stop wasting our energy on neuroses and discover windhorse, the never-ending power of basic goodness.

Beyond Carrot and Stick

The question we all face is, what will make our journey genuine dharma and not another spiritual fantasy or creation of ego?

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Meet The Three Lords of Materialism

The Lords of Form, Speech, and Mind – we think they'll make us happy and secure, but Carolyn Gimian tells us that everything wrong with the world and our lives is their creation.