Born in Tibet
By Chögyam Trungpa, the Eleventh Trungpa Tulku, as told to Esmé Cramer Roberts
This is the story of the early life and escape from the Chinese of a young tulku of Tibet, an incarnate lama of high rank. The book, first published in 1966, shows the quality of human life as lived in Tibet at all levels. The account of his religious education is detailed and of equal value is his description of the meditational centres and seminaries and of his tutors and spiritual teachers.
Table of Contents
1. Found and Enthroned 2. The Founding of Surmang 3. Düdsti-til and Namgyal-tse 4. My Childhood at Düdsti-til 5. In the Steps of the Tenth Trungpa 6. I go to my Guru 7. Death, Duties and a Vision 8. A Many-sided Training 9. The Dalai Lama’s Visit 10. Khampas in Revolt 11. Lonely Vocation 12. Into Hiding 13. Must we Escape? 14. It must be India 15. Refugees on the Move 16. Travelling the Hard Way 17. Days of Crisis 18. Touch and Go! 19. Across the Himalaya