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Dragon Thunder: My Life with Chögyam Trungpa
Author Gimian, Carolyn Rose ; Mukpo, Diana J.
Content type書籍=Book
Keyword上師=Guru; 仁波切=Rinpoche; 布教=弘化=Transmission of Buddhism=Propagation; 佛教人物=Buddhist; 邱陽‧創巴仁波切=Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche; 喇嘛=Lama; 傳記=Biography; 僧團=叢林=Monastic Community=Buddhist Community
AbstractA biography by the wife of the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. At the age of sixteen, Diana left school and her upper-class English family to marry the young Tibetan Lama Chogyam Trungpa, who was to become a major figure in the transmission of Buddhism to the West. Trungpa was known for having an unorthodox and unpredictable teaching style - and for leading an unconventional and controversial personal life. In Dragon Thunder, the reader gets an intimate look at this compelling and enigmatic figure through the eyes of his wife of seventeen years. Diana herself led an extarordinary and unusual life as the "first lady" of a burgeoning Buddhist community in America. She gave birth to four sons, three of whom were recognized as tulkus. It is not a simple matter to be a modern Western woman married to a Tibetan Lama, let alone to be married to a man who is adored and sought out by thousands of eager students. Surprising events and colourful 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.

"It was not always easy to be the guru's wife, but I must say, it was rarely boring" Diana Mukpo.

"Diana Mukpo has written a deeply intimate, insightful, raw, and moving account of her life with her late husband. I don't think it would be possible to capture the essence of Chogyam Trungpa more accurately and beautifully than she has here." Dzigar Kongtrul.
Created date2007.02.06

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