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Trungpa - Poetry

Three books containing poetry of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche - one of the greatest meditation teachers of XX century.

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: Sacred Path of the Warrior , Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism , Smile at Fear ... and many more.

108 Poems

108 Poems - coverFirst Thought, Best Thought
- 108 Poems
— by Chögyam Trungpa

Here is a unique contribution to the field of poetry: a new collection of works by America's foremost Buddhist meditation master, Chögyam Trungpa.

These poems and songs - most of which were written since his arrival in the United States in 1970 - combine a background in classical Tibetan poetry with Trungpa's intuitive insight into the spirit of America, a spirit that is powerfully evoked in his use of colloquial metaphor and contemporary imagery.

Most of the poems were originally written in English - clearly the result of the author's own perceptions of new forms and media offered to him by a different culture. Each poem has its own insight and power, which come from a skillful blend of traditional Asian subtlety and precision combined with a thoroughly modern vernacular. Several of the author's calligraphies accompany the collection.
— From back cover

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