By Diana J. Mukpo
"It used to be now not continually effortless to be the guru’s wife,” writes Diana Mukpo. “But i need to say, it used to be infrequently boring.” on the age of 16, Diana Mukpo left college and broke along with her upper-class English family members to marry Chögyam Trungpa, a tender Tibetan lama who may cross directly to turn into an incredible determine within the transmission of Buddhism to the West. In a memoir that's at turns magical, troubling, funny, and absolutely phenomenal, Diana takes us into her intimate lifestyles with probably the most influential and dynamic Buddhist lecturers of our time.
Diana led a rare and strange existence because the "first woman" of a burgeoning Buddhist neighborhood within the American Seventies and '80s. She gave delivery to 4 sons, 3 of whom have been famous as reincarnations of excessive Tibetan lamas. it isn't an easy subject to be a contemporary Western lady married to a Tibetan Buddhist grasp, not to mention to a public determine who's sought out and loved through millions of keen scholars. dazzling occasions and colourful humans fill the narrative as Diana seeks to appreciate the dynamic, complicated, and larger-than-life guy she married—and to discover a spot for herself in his strange international.
Rich in ambiguity, Dragon Thunder is the tale of an unusual marriage and in addition a stirring evocation of the poignancy of existence and of relationships—from a lady who has lived boldly and with originality.