Chogyam Trungpa Cowboy Hat

Meeting the Teacher

There was a silence. Then someone else asked what a Shambhala Warrior was like. “Cheerful,” said CTR, and he paused for a moment, “But strange”. And then it was over.

No Doubt

I met him at the top of the wooden stairs at Sunset Beach. The conditions have to be just right, and they were, at 7:30 am. I had never been to the beach that early. The water was already crowded with black wetsuits. He brought one for me. I stripped down to my underwear on the side of PCH and awkwardly tried to put it on. I felt cool…I was one of those half-naked people on PCH getting ready to go surfing.