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Chogyam Trungpa (1939–1987)

Author of Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

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About the Author

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 show more 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) show less


Works by Chogyam Trungpa

Meditation in Action (1969) 550 copies
Born in Tibet (1966) 270 copies
Lion's Roar (1992) 120 copies
The Rain of Wisdom (1980) 104 copies
Visual dharma : the Buddhist art of Tibet (1978) — Author — 36 copies
The Art of Calligraphy (1994) 22 copies
Glimpses of Shunyata (1993) 15 copies
L'Aube du Tantra (1722) 15 copies
The Refuge Vow (2005) 12 copies
Glimpses of Realization (2003) 8 copies
Glimpses of Mahayana (2001) 6 copies
1978 Seminary Transcripts (1978) 4 copies
Das Totenbuch der Tibeter (1657) 3 copies
Vipasyana Seminar (1979) 3 copies
Nato in Tibet 2 copies
Chogyam Trungpa: Live (1991) 2 copies
El corazón de Buda (1901) 1 copy
The Lions Roar (2011) 1 copy
Urodzony w Tybecie (2016) 1 copy
No title 1 copy

Associated Works

Women of Wisdom (1984) — Foreword, some editions — 220 copies
Mandala (1972) — Foreword — 194 copies
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Contributor — 18 copies
Tulku [2009 Documentary] (2011) — Appears — 4 copies
Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (2011, film) (2011) — Featured, some editions — 3 copies


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Common Knowledge

Other names
Chökyi Gyatso
Date of death
Burial location
Barnet, Vermont, USA (cremated)
Tibet (birth)
UK, USA, Canada
Kham, Tibet
Place of death
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Places of residence
Kham region, Tibet (birth)
Dalhousie, India
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Scotland, UK
Barnet, Vermont, USA
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (show all 7)
Boulder, Colorado, USA
Oxford University
Buddhist meditation master
Tibetan Buddhist lama
Del Tredici, Robert (student)
Mukpo, Diana J. (wife)
Mukpo, Gesar (son)
Shikpo, Rigdzin (student)
Short biography
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.



This book was suggested to me as a different way of looking at the warrior. Many friends had encouraged me to embrace my warrior side but I associated the word "warrior" with violence. In this book Trungpa describes the type of warrior that could (and does) change the world through non-violence. I would recommend this to anyone wishing to be a peaceful warrior.
JRobinW | 3 other reviews | Jan 20, 2023 |
An Introduction to Tantra.
kurukulla | 2 other reviews | Jul 13, 2022 |
In this classic guide to enlightened living, meditation master Chogyam Trungpa offers an inspiring vision for our time, based on the ideal of the sacred warrrior. In ancient times, the warrior learned to master the challenges of life, both on and off the battlefield. Trungpa shows that in s the basic goodnesof humanlife, the warrior learns to radiate that goodness into the world for the peace and sanity of others. Wth this book the warrior's path is opened to modern men and women in search of practical wisdom.


Editor's preface
Part One How to be a warrior
Creating an enlightened society
Discovering basic goodness
The genuine heart of sadness
Fear and fearlessness
Synchronizing mind and body
The dawn of the great Eastern sun
The cocoon
Renunciation and daring
Celebrating the journey
Letting go
Part Two Sacredness: The warrior's wrold
Discovering magic
How to invoke magic
Overcoming arrogance
Overcoming habitual patterns
Sacred world
Natural hiercharchy
How to rule
Part Three Authentic presence
The universal monarch
Authentic presence
The Shambhala lineage
About the Shambhala training program
… (more)
AikiBib | 9 other reviews | May 29, 2022 |
This collection of essays and writings from Chögyam Trungpa, Sakyong Mipham, Thrangu Rinpoche, and Shantideva, focusing upon the commitment involved when taking the Bodhisattva Vow of Compassion.

It's a short book, but filled with contemplative passages, so for me the phrase "Sourcebook" is quite accurate, as I'll keep dipping back into it for reminders, clarification, and wisdom as I take the Bodhisattva Vow this month and try to continue on this path for my lifetime.

I found the writings from Chogyam Trungpa and Sakyong Mipham to be profoundly helpful and down to earth.… (more)
1 vote
TommyHousworth | Feb 5, 2022 |



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