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Douglas Penick

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Douglas Penick, a long time student of Chogyam Trungpa, is the author of several books about Gesar of Ling, as well as the libretto for two operas: Ashoka's Dream and King Gesar, both composed by Peter Lieberson. He was also, at one time, Trungpa Rinpoche's brother in law.

The Family Business

In 1977, I happened to be seated next to the Vidyadhara for several hours at an afternoon reception. An unbroken stream of people came up, knelt and spoke to him about...