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“It was not always easy to be My Life PDF #8608 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 Dragon Thunder PDFEPUBat turns magical troubling humorous and totally out of the ordinary Diana takes us 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 numerous adventures his constant affairs and her many and sometimes violent fights with him Hard to say how much some of this might be part of any honest history of most marriages Except that Trungpa was utterly unconventional and a Buddhist master who we perhaps don t expect such outlandishness from I admire Mukpo for not excessively glorifying him by hiding some of these unpleasant aspects It s all very complicated as Mukpo remains devoted to him and will write in the same paragraph a sentence or two about a fight with him and then a couple others on how much she learned from him and what a vast and moving presence he was in her life And how all he did he did for others benefit out of a cosmic kindnessI m still on the fence on Chogyi and leaning away from him His early teachings on meditation the path is the goal eg are brilliant and he did have a supreme gift for the right image and uniue if shocking phrase But things turn bizarre in the mid 70 s on with the creation of a medieval style Kalapa Court the increasing role of some weird militarist ideology and style and the offensive luxury indulged by the Shambhala inner circle I keep saying to myself now I m not going to go THERE with him Which attitude of course he d have a lot of fun cutting through

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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 Thunder My Life with Chogyam PDFEPUBRich 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 originality 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 responsible for bringing Buddhism to the west Chogyam Trungpa His estranged British wife tells her tale of meeting him as a teenager falling in love and marrying Their wild ride takes them all over the world landing for the longest time in Colorado It s a bit gossipy but interesting nonetheless

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Into her 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 s and 's She gave birth to four sons three of whom were recognized as reincarnations of high Tibetan Thunder My Life PDFEPUB #188 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 sought As a newer member of the Shambhala community I was devastated when the Sakyong Ch gyam Trungpa s heir and lineage holder and senior teachers were found guilty of numerous incidents of sexual violation upon members of the community I ve sat with various sanghas over 15 years from the east to west coast and even in Thailand without feeling a strong connection to the way Buddhism was presented During my 3 years with Shambhala I was introduced to experimental methods of art dance meditation When I was in college my very unconventional and well respected poetry teacher and mentor often exposed us to the eually experimental writings of poets associated with Naropa school that was founded by Ch gyam Trungpa and it was a profound period in my lifeThe Shambhala approach to introducing the teachings to me was far different from the all life is suffering that many sanghas teach I read this book because I m grappling with whether to continue supporting a group with a disgraced leader I know his father was also full of controversy and I wanted to know the story behind it and the intentions behind Shambhala As a woman it was also important to read this memoir from Ch gyam s wife and to learn from her perspective how she felt about his sexual relationships with students I learned she is a vastly intelligent woman who felt she had known Ch gyam in previous lifetimes She had a large part to play in bringing him to the US and she was admittedly young naive as well as a witness and participant in historyI learned that we live in different times Our time is both woke and extremely conservative and it is causing many in spiritual circles to uestion reliance on spiritual leaders especially when it is revealed they do not always lead spiritual lives But we are also yearning for a way out of disconnection Ch gyam lead a powerful movement during a time when Buddhism was very new and relatively unknown in the west but also when groups of people were open to exploring the unknown He led an unconventional life supposedly to encourage his students to go beyond their comfort zones and break through what we perceive as real That is not without conseuences discomfort or repercussions I was very moved by the book while eually troubled I was delighted surprised awed and hurt That is life It is impossible to encounter only the good I still don t know if I ll return to my sangha but at least I know now how it all started and it is a light


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

  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 only 16 years old The book is full of her excuses for his wild narcissistic behavior He was a charming leader and of course

  4. says:

    As a newer member of the Shambhala community I was devastated when the Sakyong Chögyam Trungpa’s heir and li

  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

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    A young Scottish lass marries an enigmatic Tibetan teacher following his drunk driving accident when he crashed into a joke shop Yo

  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 marriage to

  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 responsible for bringing Buddhism to the west Chogyam Trungpa His estranged British wife tells her tale of meeting him as a teenager falling in love and marrying Their wild ride takes them all over the world land

  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 be like in everyday life Boy was this book a lesson on judgments I loved it because he was as human as human can get with all kinds of uirky flaws if you will It gave me hope that even I can grow spi

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