By Chögyam Trungpa
Chögyam Trungpa—meditation grasp, pupil, and artist—was pointed out on the age of in basic terms 13 months as an important tulku, or reincarnation of an enlightened instructor. because the 11th within the educating lineage referred to as the Trungpa tulkus, he underwent a interval of in depth education in mediation, philosophy, and high-quality arts, receiving complete ordination as a monk in 1958 on the age of eighteen. the subsequent 12 months, the chinese language Communists invaded Tibet, and the younger Trungpa spent many harrowing months hiking over the Himalayas, narrowly escaping trap.
Trungpa's account of his studies as a tender monk, his tasks because the abbot and non secular head of a superb monastery, and his relocating relationships together with his academics deals an extraordinary and intimate glimpse into the lifetime of a Tibetan lama. The memoir concludes together with his bold break out from Tibet to India. In an epilogue, he describes his emigration to the West, the place he encountered many folks desirous to know about the traditional knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism.
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