Diamond Highway A Tibetan Buddhist Path in American

By: Tony Cape

Category: Religion

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Publisher:Commons

Released Date: 2013

ISBN: 9781937146290

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Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala International, was among the most influential and controversial Tibetan Buddhist lamas to live and teach in the West. Following his arrival in North America in 1970, he taught and published extensively and by the time of his death in 1987 had established a community of many thousands of students.

Tony Cape became his devoted student in the mid-70s and soon after one of his kusung or personal attendants. Diamond Highway is a loving tribute that recounts the story of Trungpa’s community from this privileged viewpoint, without flinching from questions surrounding his teacher’s drinking and sexuality. It follows the evolution of Trungpa’s American sangha by focusing on the flagship institutions and programs that he initiated (including Naropa Institute and the annual military encampment) and the unique qualities of the Kalapa Court, as Trungpa Rinpoche’s household was known. The book is also a candid memoir of the author’s..

Author: Tony Cape

Publisher:Commons

Released Date: 2013

ISBN: 9781937146290

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