The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teacher to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series.
Volume Four presents introductory writings on the vajrayana tantric teachings, clearing up Western misconceptions about Buddhist tantra. It includes three full-length books and a 1976 interview in which Chögyam Trungpa offers penetrating comments on the challenge of bringing the vajrayana teachings to America.
About Carolyn Gimian
The compiler and editor of The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Carolyn Rose Gimian has been editing the works of Chögyam Trungpa for more than twenty-five years. Following his death, she became the founding director of the Shambhala Archives, the archival repository for Chögyam Trungpa’s work in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
"[Trungpa's] wisdom and his vision have been lovingly preserved . . . compiled and edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian who has edited his works for more than 25 years."— The Beacon
The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume 4 by Chogyam Trungpa, edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian