Education: Precious Master of the Mountains

From birth, Chogyam Trungpa Tulku was destined for great things. The son of poor nomads, he was born in a yak-skin tent near Pago-Punsum, one of the holiest mountains in Tibet. When he appeared, according to legend, pails of water turned to milk and a rainbow spread across the sky. The infant was declared to be the reincarnation of the tenth Trungpa Tulku, a supreme abbot of one of Tibet's strongest Buddhist sects. A royal coronation, attended by 13,000 monks, followed soon after, and the boy was raised to rule nearly a thousand square...

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