The perfect introduction to the teachings of the first Tibetan lama to teach extensively in the West. This book includes 40 selections from 14 of his many books, to provide a balanced overview of the lama and his style.
Chogyam Trungpa was one of the most influential figures in the development of Buddhism in the West, being one of the first to teach in English and to make Tibetan Buddhism uniquely accessible to a contemporary audience. Blending excerpts from bestsellers like Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior with other works, this book vividly demonstrates the incredible literary legacy of this remarkable master and his great appreciation of Western culture combined with his deep understanding of the Tibetan tradition.
"Chogyam Trungpa loved the English language...he employed it to pioneer the language of Buddhism in America. By this, I mean that he sought and found English words and phrases that would aptly convey the essence of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings in their new home in the West." Carolyn Rose Gimian.