By Chogyam Trungpa
Chögyam Trungpa—meditation grasp, student, and artist—was pointed out on the age of simply 13 months as a huge 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 extensive education in mediation, philosophy, and effective 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 catch.
Trungpa's account of his studies as a tender monk, his tasks because the abbot and non secular head of an exceptional monastery, and his relocating relationships along with his lecturers bargains a unprecedented 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 of us wanting to know about the traditional knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism.