Newly selected poetry from previously published and unpublished works, Timely Rain is the definitive edition of poems and sacred songs of the renowned Tibetan meditation master."Timely Rain: Selected Poetry of Chögyam Trungpa, edited by David Rome with a foreword by Allen Ginsberg, is a compilation of previously published and unpublished poems and sacred songs by this Tibetan meditation master. They combine Trungpa's background in classical Tibetan poetry with his intuitive insight into the spirit of America. Several of the author's calligraphies accompany the collection."—Mandala
"Timely Rain offers a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the great founding fathers of Western Buddhism, in all its multi-faceted brilliance."—Jacqueline Gens, The Mirror Chögyam Trungpa (1940–1987)—meditation master, teacher, and artist—founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books including Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and The Myth of Freedom.