Chögyam Trungpa—meditation master, scholar, and artist—was identified at the age of only thirteen months as a major tulku, or reincarnation of an enlightened teacher. As the eleventh in the teaching lineage known as the Trungpa tulkus, he underwent a period of intensive training in mediation, philosophy, and fine arts, receiving full ordination as a monk in 1958 at the age of eighteen. The following year, the Chinese Communists invaded Tibet, and the young Trungpa spent many harrowing months trekking over the Himalayas, narrowly escaping capture.
Trungpa's account of his experiences as a young monk, his duties as the abbot and spiritual head of a great monastery, and his moving relationships with his teachers offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of a Tibetan lama. The memoir concludes with his daring escape from Tibet to India. In an epilogue, he describes his emigration to the West, where he encountered many people eager to learn about the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Chögyam Trungpa (1940–1987)—meditation master, teacher, and artist—founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books including Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and The Myth of Freedom.
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Book Description George Allen & Unwin., 1968. Book Condition: Very Good. Second imp. Hard Cover. Book- VG+. Dj- VG, protective covered. 8.5x5.5. 264pp. Frontis, 12 b/w plates, 7 b/w illus, 8 tailpieces, endpaper maps. Bookseller Inventory # 1191654
Book Description George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1966. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1966. 264 pages. Yellow & brown dust jacket with white lettering over red cloth. B&W photographs throughout. Clean pages. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges. Part of front endpaper cut out neatly. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear, with small (approx. 1cm) tears and chips to edges and corners. Moderate tanning to spine and edges. Mild staining and soiling to DJ. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1462805597RF
Book Description Allen & Unwin. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0049220179 1966, hardback in jacket, 264 pages | book is clean and free of name, notes etc; tight spine; pages are a little yellow due to age | dust jacket is clean and bright, not price clipped; one cm closed tear upper edge front cover, and light upper edge wear; there are two brown marks (tea or similar) on reverse of jacket, also detectable on front, but hardly noticeable in normal use | professional booksellers based in the UK | we package with great care and usually dispatch within 24hrs, always within two working days | please request scans or further information on any of our listings, which are all in stock and ready to be dispatched. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1005448