New paperback edition. The first full, detailed biography of the brilliant, charismatic and widely influential Tibetan master who helped bring Tibetan Buddhism to the West. It is also a thorough exploration and appraisal of his unique style of teaching and philosophy.
Master of Tibetan Buddhism, "crazy wisdom" guru, artist, poet, social visionary - Chogyam Trungpa was all these and more. Fabrice Midal, by steering his way between conventional Western biography and traditional Tibetan hagiography, has succeeded in painting a detailed portrait of this unconventional and often controversial Lama.
This biography presents a wealth of anecdotes from Trungpa's life, quotations from unpublished lectures and talks, and facts from the archive that preserves his legacy - all making the book a treasure chest of insights and teachings not previously available.
"Rinpoche demonstrated that the awakened mind can be expressed in many ways, through various art forms, as well as in all the forms and details of everyday life. His approach made the Buddhadharma available to all kinds of people who have different interests in their lives. As well, it is a hallmark of the vajrayana teachings that you fully engage everything in your world." Diana J.Mukpo.