Timely Rain: Selected Poetry of Chogyam Trungpa

Timely Rain: Selected Poetry of Chogyam Trungpa

by Chogyam Trungpa
     
 

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Newly selected poetry from previously published and unpublished works,
Timely
Rain

is the definitive edition of poems and sacred songs of the renowned Tibetan meditation master.

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Newly selected poetry from previously published and unpublished works,
Timely
Rain

is the definitive edition of poems and sacred songs of the renowned Tibetan meditation master.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Timely Rain: Selected Poetry of Chögyam Trungpa, edited by David Rome with a foreword by Allen Ginsberg, is a compilation of previously published and unpublished poems and sacred songs by this Tibetan meditation master. They combine Trungpa's background in classical Tibetan poetry with his intuitive insight into the spirit of America. Several of the author's calligraphies accompany the collection."—Mandala

"Timely Rain offers a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the great founding fathers of Western Buddhism, in all its multi-faceted brilliance."—Jacqueline Gens, The Mirror

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834821491
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Shambhala Publications
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
813 KB

Read an Excerpt

In the clear atmosphere,

A
dot occurred.

Passion tinged that dot vermilion red,

Shaded with depression pink.

How beautiful to be in the realm of nonexistence:

When you dissolve, the dot dissolves;

When you open up, clear space opens.

Let us dissolve in the realm of passion,

Which is feared by the theologians and lawmakers.

Pluck,
pluck, pluck, pluck the wild flower.

It is not so much of orgasm,

But it is a simple gesture,

To realize fresh mountain air that includes the innocence of a wild flower.

—From
"Off Beat"

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From the Publisher
"Timely Rain: Selected Poetry of Chögyam Trungpa, edited by David Rome with a foreword by Allen Ginsberg, is a compilation of previously published and unpublished poems and sacred songs by this Tibetan meditation master. They combine Trungpa's background in classical Tibetan poetry with his intuitive insight into the spirit of America. Several of the author's calligraphies accompany the collection."—Mandala

"Timely Rain offers a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the great founding fathers of Western Buddhism, in all its multi-faceted brilliance."—Jacqueline Gens, The Mirror

Meet the Author

Chögyam Trungpa (1940–1987)—meditation master, teacher, and artist—founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books including Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and The Myth of Freedom.

Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997) was one of the Beat writers who arose as a new voice in the late 1940s. Free thinking and skeptical of authority, Ginsberg produced provocative poetry and was an influential figure of the counterculture movement of the 1960s.

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