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Portrait of Trungpa

Shakyamuni life legend - detailChögyam Trungpa (1940–1987) was a meditation master, teacher, and artist who founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books. 
 

Here we have four biographical books about Rinpoche by various authors: 

· Warrior-King of Shambhala - Remembering Chögyam Trungpa — by Jeremy Hayward
· Chögyam Trungpa - His Life and Vision — by Fabrice Midal
· Recalling Chögyam Trungpa — by Fabrice Midal
· Dragon Thunder - My Life With Chögyam Trungpa — by Diana J. Mukpo

Warrior-King of Shambhala

Warrior King of Shambhala - coverWarrior-King of Shambhala
- Remembering Chögyam Trungpa
— by Jeremy Hayward

A fascinating portrait of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche - one of the most charismatic, controversial, and visionary spiritual teachers of all time, this book is also an inspiring, heart-warming, and often humorous account of the author's own path of transformation from skeptic to mature spiritual practitioner. What's more, Warrior-King of Shambhala is a splendid presentation of the teachings and experiences that have become the heart of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.

A pioneer in introducing Tibetan Buddhism to the West, Chögyam Trungpa is also one of its most controversial figures: he often defied notions of how a holy man should act, and his unconventional behavior and 'crazy wisdom' caused some to view him with suspicion. But he was above all known for his compassion, insight, and vision and was immediately recognized as a living Buddha by a generation of spiritual seekers.

One of those seekers was Jeremy Hayward, who in little time became a close confidante of the teacher. Warrior King of Shambhala - Hayward's intimate memoir of Trungpa - begins with their first meeting in 1970, progressing year by year until Trungpa's death and beyond.

Hayward vividly describes Trungpa's powerful, direct way of working with students, his groundbreaking work in bringing Buddhism to the West, and the teachings Trungpa presented each year. He also describes his own personal spiritual journey with the inimitable Chögyam Trungpa as his guide.
— From back cover

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