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Taming Untameable Beings: Early Stories of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche with the Pygmies and Other Hippies
By: Jim Lowrey

Taming Untameable Beings


 
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Author: Jim Lowrey
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780994793201
Publication Date: 2015

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The Big Picture

Many of Rinpoche’s students thought of him as a second Padmasambhava. Padmasambhava—the “lotus-born”—overcame cultural, political, and spiritual obstacles to bring the tantric teachings to Tibet from India in the ninth century. Likewise, Trungpa Rinpoche had to conquer religious and cultural opposition to Buddhism—the secret teachings, in particular—to establish his sangha in North America in the twentieth century

The Medium Picture

As we grow older, we have the choiceless opportunity to reflect on our lives as a whole and to see both the habitual patterns of our behavior and the crucial defining experiences that altered them and made huge differences in our lives This collaborative memoir recounts a number of those experiences that changed the course of Jim Lowrey's life and perhaps the course of his entire generation. It is a brief, subjective history of some of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s students, activities, and teachings from 1968 through 1973. Trungpa Rinpoche, who died in 1987, was also known as Vajracarya, Vidyadhara, Dorje Dradül, Druk Sakyong, Chökyi Gyatso, Dharma Sagara, CTR, VACT, the Mukpo, the Boss, and other appellations.
In this book, referred to as Rinpoche, his title as an esteemed Tibetan teacher, meaning “precious jewel,” which was what his North American students called him. Earlier, in the United Kingdom, his students usually called him Trungpa. This is a book of memories. The initial idea was to catch them before they disappeared, but they disappear and re-arise constantly. And each version is slightly altered.


Taming Untameable Beings: Early Stories of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche with the Pygmies and Other Hippies, Jim Lowrey, James Lowrey Publications, Paperback, 262 pages, 2015, $19.95

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