This sounds very interesting, Vaj. But Amazon shows 
only one copy available, being sold as new by an
individual, at what looks to me to be too high a
price. Do you know any other sources for the book?

--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> A friend, the crazed Zen master, Roshi Kobutsu Malone, gave me a copy  
> of the recent book _The Mahasiddha and His Idiot Servant_ by John  
> Riley Perks with the hope that I might want to interview him  
> sometime. This is a great book, for me, one of those books you just  
> can't put down, it's so captivating. It's the story of the Vidyadhara  
> Chogyam Trungpa as told by his butler and heart disciple. It's been  
> refused advertisement in most Buddhist magazines, esp. those  
> associated with Trungpa's spiritual org, Shambhala. Needless to say,  
> Shambhala Publications ( http://www.shambhala.com/ ) wouldn't publish  
> it either, so it's been privately printed.
> 
> I don't see why. It's not about guru bashing but an intimate insight  
> into one of the most controversial and influential mahasiddhas of the  
> last century. Of course, after the demise of Trungpa, it's also not  
> surprising that the new org wants to whitewash and sanitize his image  
> and bio. This book is a thorn they're anxious to avoid.
> 
> A great read for those who enjoy this kinda thing.
>







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