[witchcraft Books] eBook Dragon Thunder My Life with Chogyam Trungpa author Diana J. Mukpo

Diana J. Mukpo ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD

Er intimate life with one of the most influential and dynamic Buddhist teachers of our time Diana led an extraordinary and unusual life as the first lady of a burgeoning Buddhist community in the American 1970s and '80s She gave birth to four sons three of whom were recognized as reincarnations of high Tibetan lamas It is not a simple matter to be a modern Western woman married to a Tibetan Buddhist master let alone to a public figure who is s. Dragon Thunder is Diana Mukpo s memoir of her marriage to the controversial Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche the founder of what is now known as the Shambhala organization The book can be a bit ponderous and is not recommended for the casual reader but it provides a uniue history of the evolution of Trungpa s life and teachings Although Mukpo like many of Rinpoche s students has a tendency to explain away some of his apparent vices she s remarkably candid and speaks honestly about several occasions unflattering to Rinpoche that could have easily been left out The end of the book is almost heartbreaking as she recounts watching Rinpoche seemingly spin out of control in a storm of strangely purposeful chaos in the final few years before his death What emerges is a very humanizing portrayal of Rinpoche one that allows that he was capable of poor judgment and moments of pettiness and balanced with his incredible ability to read people and situations and the vastness of his vision A important work than than Fabrice Midal s sycophantic biography Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding life with one of the most influential and dynamic Buddhist teachers of our time Diana Love is Blind led an extraordinary and unusual Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia life as the first Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch lady of a burgeoning Buddhist community in the American 1970s and '80s She gave birth to four sons three of whom were recognized as reincarnations of high Tibetan Catching Fire let alone to a public figure who is s. Dragon Thunder is Diana Mukpo s memoir of her marriage to the controversial Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche the founder of what is now known as the Shambhala organization The book can be a bit ponderous and is not recommended for the casual reader but it provides a uniue history of the evolution of Trungpa s The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) life and teachings Although Mukpo The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, like many of Rinpoche s students has a tendency to explain away some of his apparent vices she s remarkably candid and speaks honestly about several occasions unflattering to Rinpoche that could have easily been Incubus left out The end of the book is almost heartbreaking as she recounts watching Rinpoche seemingly spin out of control in a storm of strangely purposeful chaos in the final few years before his death What emerges is a very humanizing portrayal of Rinpoche one that allows that he was capable of poor judgment and moments of pettiness and balanced with his incredible ability to read people and situations and the vastness of his vision A important work than than Fabrice Midal s sycophantic biography

SUMMARY Ù VANSOUTLETMALL.CO.UK ↠ Diana J. Mukpo

Dragon Thunder My Life with Chogyam Trungpa

Ought out and adored by thousands of eager students Surprising events and colorful 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 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 originali. This was a very intriguing book a personal account of an English woman s marriage to a very influential Buddhist spiritual leader from Tibet Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche was the founder of the Shambhala school of Buddhism same lineage that Pema Chodron is a part of and helped found the first Buddhist university in the United States Married at only 16 years old Chogyam Trungpa was 28 at the time Diana found herself in a very unusual marriage to a dynamic and complex man Towards the end I found myself losing a bit of interest but overall I recommend this book particularly if you have an interest in Buddhism particularly Tibetan Buddhism and the history of Shambhala in the United States

READ & DOWNLOAD Dragon Thunder My Life with Chogyam Trungpa

“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 school and broke with her upper class English family to marry Chögyam Trungpa a young Tibetan lama who would go on to become a major figure in the transmission of Buddhism to the West In a memoir that is at turns magical troubling humorous and totally out of the ordinary Diana takes us into h. Diana Mukpo was a rebellious teenager when she first began studying with Ch gyam Trungpa a Buddhist Rinpoche who had escaped Tibet in 1959 and began teaching in England several years later She was just sixteen when they defied both her family and his community to marryDragon Thunder is Diana s memoir about her 17 years as the wife of one of the most influential Buddhist teachers in America The book is written in straight narrative that lacks the literary flourishes common to modern memoirs but the events of her life are interesting enough that I did find her story engaging Though Diana does discuss Trungpa s teachings in the sense of describing how he worked to integrate Tibetan wisdom in to American culture there is no detailed outline of the finer points of Tibetan Buddhism The story is told from her perspective and as such spends a fair amount of time relating tales of things like the time their two year old son bit the head off of a scared Buddha and her attempts to live a life independent of the sangha by developing her own career in dressageAs Trungpa s wife lover friend and student Diana offers a fascinating perspective on him that no one else can provide But I found myself disturbed by her extremely detached discussion of some of his controversial behaviors Although she acknowledges that Trungpa slept many of his female students and talks about how upsetting that was for her at first her justification of his actions seemed forced to me I found it worrisome that she never addressed the problems inherent in a teacher encouraging his students to practice guru devotion while having sex with those same students Many people consider Trungpa to be a prime example of a crazy wisdom teacher a being so enlightened and compassionate that this sort of unconventional behavior is acceptable because it is solely for the benefits of his students Despite Diana s perspective on the matter I remained unconvinced that the heavy drinking that killed him at 48 was anything than alcoholism and his physical mistreatment of some students was anything than abuse The book did make it very clear however that Trungpa was an enormously powerful teacher who left an enduring stamp on Buddhist culture in America Though I never studied Trungpa s teachings in depth I am a graduate of the university he founded in an attempt to integrate the best of Eastern wisdom with Western scholarship My Naropa education was enormously valuable to me and though the school has grown well beyond its controversial founder it remains guided by his vision So I suppose this makes it a classic example of the fact that spiritual teachers no matter how controversial rarely leave a legacy that can be judged in black and white


10 thoughts on “Dragon Thunder My Life with Chogyam Trungpa

  1. says:

    Diana Mukpo was a rebellious teenager when she first began studying with Chögyam Trungpa a Buddhist Rinpoche who had escaped Tibet in 1959 and began teaching in England several years later She was just sixteen when they defied both her family and his community to marryDragon Thunder is Diana's memoir about her 17 years as the wife of one of the most influential Buddhist teachers in America The book is written in straig

  2. says:

    A pretty candid and revealing memoir of the author's life with the Tibetan Buddhist teacher I enjoyed the book and read it uickly The middle chapters full of digressions on the history and art of dressage a specialized form of horse riding and euestrian competition almost demand to be skimmedMukpo doesn't hold back Early on she tells that Trungpa forgot her name the day after their wedding She tells of numerou

  3. says:

    This book could absolutely be used as a case study in psychology classes on the nature of co dependent relationships Diana comes from a broken home with a narcissistic mother and marries Trungpa 15 years her senior when onl

  4. says:

    As a newer member of the Shambhala community I was devastated when the Sakyong Chögyam Trungpa’s heir and lineage holder and senior teachers were found guilty of numerous incidents of sexual violation upon mem

  5. says:

    I gave this 5 stars because for me it was amazing I have always had an affinity for the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism is one of my favourite spiritual books and I've always known about some of his controversial behaviors so to be able to get such an intimate first person acco

  6. says:

    Dragon Thunder is Diana Mukpo's memoir of her marriage to the controversial Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche the f

  7. says:

    A young Scottish lass marries an enigmatic Tibetan teacher following his drunk driving accident when he crashed into a joke shop You can't make this stuff up There's a lot of information but mostly felt like skimming the surface Trungpa was essentially undefinable and thus the difficulty The story is fascinating and bizarre I knew a lot of it but some of it the court and the monarchy that grew up around Trungpa was new t

  8. says:

    This was a very intriguing book a personal account of an English woman's marriage to a very influential Buddhist spiritual leader from Tibet Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche was the founder of the Shambhala school of Buddhism same lineage that Pema Chodron is a part of and helped found the first Buddhist university in the United States Married at only 16 years old Chogyam Trungpa was 28 at the time Diana found herself in a very unusual

  9. says:

    This book is one of those I lived with and loved a famous person booksin this case one of the Buddhist spiritual leaders who was resp

  10. says:

    This book was nothing like a expected Knowing the spiritual background about Chogyam Trungpa left me with judgments of what I thought he would b

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *