The Book

     From Lion’s Jaws: Chögyam Trungpa’s Epic Escape to the West retells the story Chögyam Trungpa's ecape originally described in his classic Born in Tibet (1966). It significantly deepens and enhances the original story, revealing it as one of history's greatest, most dramatic and most heart-rending accounts of human courage and endurance.

    This full retelling updates the narrative for a Western audience, includes gripping back stories that Chögyam Trungpa chose to omit, and adds previously unheard, powerfully personal reports from survivors of the escape. It includes a running commentary from the author that highlights key events and their impact.

The harsh, splendid terrain confronting the travelers was a major player in the drama. This site offers maps and Google Earth paths of the the actual route they took, allowing readers to see and breathe in the spectacular terrain . 

The Author:

Born in South Africa, Grant MacLean graduated in psychology from Harvard University before developing interests in Tibetan Buddhism, history and strategy. His previous publications include a short history of Halifax and, as co-author/-translator, the best-selling Denma edition of Sun Tzu’s classic Art of War. He lives in Nova Scotia.


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