Trungpa, Chogyam, The Teacup and the Skullcup: Chögyam Trungpa on Zen and Tantra, Vajradhatu Publications, 2007.
Letter from co-editor, David Schneider
2-12-07 - A note from David Schneider about, The Teacup and the Skullcup: Chögyam Trungpa on Zen and Tantra, a new book of Trungpa's teachings
One of the things I do is work part-time for a publishing house called Vajradhatu Publications. We've just published a new book of talks from Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche - on zen and tantra.
Acharya Judy Lief and I edited it the book; it's called The Teacup and the Skullcup and it's drawn from two seminars Trungpa Rinpoche presented in 1974.
The longish introduction (by yours truly) describes the spiritual - nearly filial - connection between the young, newly arrived Trungpa Rinpoche, and the elder Suzuki Roshi, near the end of his life. The introduction also chronicles the other four significant zen friendships for Trungpa Rinpoche: Kobun Chino Roshi, Eido Roshi, Maezumi Roshi, and Kwong Roshi. There are pictures of all these worthies as well.
The book also includes Trungpa Rinpoche's commentary on the 10 ox herding pictures, and concludes with the elegy he wrote for Suzuki Roshi, as well as calligraphic tribute - drawing and poem - executed on the occasion of Roshi's death.
We think the book is dynamite, and we're very pleased to be bringing it out.
Warmest best wishes, Tensho David Schneider
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