In 1959 Chogyam Trungpa, a 19-year-old lama, led 300 refugees on a
desperate nine-month escape from Tibet. Fleeing Communist troops, they
headed out on
trek across the world’s harshest and most spectacular landscape, going
where humans had never been. In midwinter, in appalling weather, they
sometimes had to cross towering mountains in the dark of night.
From Lion’s Jaws: Chögyam Trungpa’s Epic Escape to the West tells
the story of one of history’s greatest journeys. It is a riveting epic
of adventure, courage and resilience - a story of heart-rending
compassion and humor, of struggle and magic, and a spiritual saga and
potent source of inspiration for our own life journeys.