Monday, October 8, 2012

Gerald Red Elk and Chögyam Trungpa (1984)


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When Gerald Red Elk Met Chögyam Trungpa

Gerald Red Elk, a Lakota Sioux shaman, met Trungpa Rinpoche at Rocky Mountain Dharma Center, during the Magyal Pomra Encampment in July 1984.

A Meeting of Two Remarkable Men: Chögyam Trungpa and Gerald Red Elk, from Sacred World: the Shambhala Way to Gentleness, Bravery, and Power by Jeremy and Karen Hayward

In the 1980’s, he had a historic meeting with the Oglala Sioux shaman-chief, Gerald Red Elk, at the Magyal Pomra Encampment Grounds at SMC. After being together for about 40 minutes, Trungpa Rinpoche said, “I think we can work together. It is very magical.” Receiving a copy of Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior from the Druk Sakyong, Red Elk said, “The sacred path of the warrior, this is what we believe in. The honor is there. The honor is there.” Trungpa Rinpoche later commented, “He understood the whole book, just from the cover.”....


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