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Chogyam Trungpa (February 29, 1939 -- April 4, 1987) was one of the most visibly active of the Tibetan Buddhist refugees to come to the West and to lay the foundation in Europe and North America for the study of the Tibetan traditions. Born the son of a farmer and considered the eleventh incarnation of Trungpa Tulku, he was given a traditional training in religious philosophy but in his teens had to be hidden from the invading Chinese. Fleeing in 1959 when the Communists invaded Tibet, he ultimately moved to Great Britain, where he studied comparative religion at Oxford University and established a Tibetan meditation center in Scotland. He moved to the United States in 1970 and established the Buddhist university, Naropa, in Colorado. Naropa became the center for seminars, many of which he cotaught with prominent American artists, scholars, and scientists. Among his contributions are the translation of numerous Tibetan texts. On September 28, 1986, he suffered cardiac arrest, requiring intensive care at the hospital, then at his home and finally, in mid-March 1987, back at the hospital, where he died on April 4, 1987. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior
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Meditation in Action 495 copies, 3 reviews
Born in Tibet 245 copies, 3 reviews
Lion's Roar 105 copies, 3 reviews
The Rain of Wisdom 94 copies, 1 review
The Essential Chogyam Trungpa 86 copies, 2 reviews
Mudra: Early Songs and Poems 79 copies, 1 review
L'Aube du Tantra 12 copies, 2 reviews
The Refuge Vow 11 copies, 1 review
Pour chaque moment de la vie 2 copies, 1 review
La Sagesse de Shambhala 1 copy, 2 reviews
No title 1 copy
Women of Wisdom (Foreword, some editions) 192 copies, 3 reviews
Mandala (Foreword) 175 copies
Tulku [2009 Documentary] (Appears) 4 copies
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The founder of Shambhala, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was the 11th descendent in the line of Trungpa tulkus, important teachers of the Kagyu lineage, one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism and renowned for its strong emphasis on meditation practice.
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