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widow of Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and author Chögyam Trungpa, will speak about her life with him at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles
By WIDOW OF FAMED TIBETAN BUDDHIST TEACHEr
from los angeles,CA

5/8/2007
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Diana Mukpo, the widow of Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and author Chögyam Trungpa, will speak about her life with him at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles (963 Colorado Boulevard (at Figueroa) in Eagle Rock, just off the 134 Freeway).



She will also be signing copies of her book, Dragon Thunder: My Life with Chögyam Trungpa. on Thursday, May 10, at 7:30pm. The suggested donation is $20 ($15 for members, seniors or students).



For more info:http://la.shambhala.org/program_detail.php?id=258



In 1970, 16-year-old Diana Pybus left her upper-class English school and married Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. What followed was a highly unusual, colorful, sometimes troubling, and always profound journey as the wife of this legendary guru.



Trungpa was a ground-breaking figure in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the Western world. Brilliantly creative and controversial, he adopted Western language, clothes, and cultural forms to reach audiences in North America and Europe more effectively, developing close friendships with important cultural figures ranging from Allen Ginsberg to Thomas Merton. He and his wife married in her native Britain when she was only 16 years old, then moved shortly afterwards to the United States.



In her book, Diana Mukpo writes, “It was not always easy to be the guru’s wife, but I must say it was rarely boring.” The bold and revealing book has stirred strong interest and strong reactions. It has been described as “at turns magical, troubling, humorous, and totally out of the ordinary,” as well as “rich in ambiguity.” Diana Mukpo seldom visits the West Coast. This unique event provides a chance to hear her speak and answer questions, and to have her sign a copy of her book.


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