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Dragon Thunder: My Life with Chogyam Trungpa

Mukpo, Diana J, and Gimian, Carolyn Rose

Verlag: Shambhala Publications, 2006
ISBN 10: 1590302567 / ISBN 13: 9781590302569
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Titel: Dragon Thunder: My Life with Chogyam Trungpa

Verlag: Shambhala Publications

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

Einband: Hard cover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: First edition..


Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 420 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Inscribed "To Holly, I very much appreciated getting to know you. Diana J. Mukpo". Signed copies rarely offered. Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Alibris.0005930

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Inhaltsangabe: "It was not always easy to be the guru?s wife,? writes Diana Mukpo. ?But I must say, it was rarely boring.? At the age of sixteen, Diana Mukpo left school and broke with her upper-class English family to marry Chögyam Trungpa, a young Tibetan lama who would go on to become a major figure in the transmission of Buddhism to the West. In a memoir that is at turns magical, troubling, humorous, and totally out of the ordinary, Diana takes us into her intimate life with one of the most influential and dynamic Buddhist teachers of our time.

Diana led an extraordinary and unusual life as the "first lady" of a burgeoning Buddhist community in the American 1970s and '80s. She gave birth to four sons, three of whom were recognized as reincarnations of high Tibetan lamas. It is not a simple matter to be a modern Western woman married to a Tibetan Buddhist master, let alone to a public figure who is sought out and adored by thousands of eager students. Surprising events and colorful people fill the narrative as Diana seeks to understand the dynamic, puzzling, and larger-than-life man she married?and to find a place for herself in his unusual world.

Rich in ambiguity, Dragon Thunder is the story of an uncommon marriage and also a stirring evocation of the poignancy of life and of relationships?from a woman who has lived boldly and with originality.

Über den Autor: The compiler and editor of The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Carolyn Rose Gimian has been editing the works of Chögyam Trungpa for more than twenty-five years. She is the founding director of the Shambhala Archives, the archival repository for Chögyam Trungpa's work in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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