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Ginsberg's Personal, annotated, copies of Trungpa Rinpoche's Buddishm Seminars

Vajrayana Talks: 1973 Vajradhatu Seminary [WITH] 1974 Seminary Transcripts.

1973, 1974.

Price: $3,500.00


About the item

Limited to 300 copies for attendees of Trungpa's 1973 and 1974 retreats, of which this is number 182. (iv), 211 with a duplicate page at 35/36, errata sheet laid-in; (iv), 1-80, 113-128, 137-174. 2 vols. Ginsberg's Personal, annotated, copies of Trungpa Rinpoche's Buddishm Seminars. Comb-bound wraps, very good with some wear and light soiling, rear wrap detaching but still secure; internally quite clean aside from Ginsberg's markings. Second volume disbound, loose leaf, missing some pages, with the first few hand-numbered.

Item #367591

Allen Ginsberg's personal, annotated, copies of the transcripts of Chogyam Trungpa's Vajrayana Talks, given during his first two seminary retreats – in 1973 in Teton Village, Wyoming, and in 1974 at Snowmass, Colorado. Trungpa Rinpoche was Allen Ginsberg's guru and lifelong meditation teacher, and it was at his urging that Ginsberg with Anne Waldman, John Cage, and Diane DiPrima started the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa in 1974.

Ginsberg attended two months of the three month long retreat in 1973 and "for once he was at peace with everything" (Morgan, 2006). This seminary transcript is signed by Ginsberg on the title page and features a handful of underlined passages and marginalia, including a reference to William Carlos Williams' "Red Wheelbarrow" as Trungpa discusses the Buddhist principle of kundzop, or "one's first glimpse." The 1974 transcript is signed by Ginsberg on the title page and features a small handful of underlined passages and marginalia. Both transcripts were eventually published by Vajradhatu.