DRAGON THUNDER: MY LIFE WITH CHOGYAM TRUNGPA

DRAGON THUNDER: MY LIFE WITH CHOGYAM TRUNGPA

By: Mukpo, Diana J.

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "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 sc hool and broke with her upper-class English family to marry Chgyam Trungpa , a young Tibetan lama who would go on to become a major figure in the tran smission of Buddhism to the West. In a memoir that is at turns magical, tro ubling, humorous, and totally out of the ordinary, Diana takes us into her intimate life with one of the most influential and dynamic Buddhist teacher s of our time. Diana led an extraordinary and unusual life as the "first lady" of a burgeo ning Buddhist community in the American 1970s and '80s. She gave birth to f our sons, three of whom were recognized as reincarnations of high Tibetan l amas. It is not a simple matter to be a modern Western woman married to a T ibetan Buddhist master, let alone to a public figure who is sought out and adored by thousands of eager students. Surprising events and colorful peopl e fill the narrative as Diana seeks to understand the dynamic, puzzling, an d larger-than-life man she married-and to find a place for herself in his u nusual 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.

Title: DRAGON THUNDER: MY LIFE WITH CHOGYAM TRUNGPA

Author Name: Mukpo, Diana J.

Categories: Buddhism,

Publisher: Shambhala: 2010

ISBN Number: 1590305345

ISBN Number 13: 9781590305348

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044114