By Chogyam Trungpa
Chögyam Trungpa—meditation grasp, student, and artist—was pointed out on the age of purely 13 months as a huge tulku, or reincarnation of an enlightened instructor. because the 11th within the educating lineage often called the Trungpa tulkus, he underwent a interval of in depth education in mediation, philosophy, and advantageous arts, receiving complete ordination as a monk in 1958 on the age of eighteen. the next 12 months, the chinese language Communists invaded Tibet, and the younger Trungpa spent many harrowing months hiking over the Himalayas, narrowly escaping seize.
Trungpa's account of his reports as a tender monk, his tasks because the abbot and non secular head of a superb monastery, and his relocating relationships together with his lecturers deals an extraordinary and intimate glimpse into the lifetime of a Tibetan lama. The memoir concludes along 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.