Newly selected poetry from previously published and unpublished works, Timely Rain is the definitive edition of poems and sacred songs of the renowned Tibetan meditation master.
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.
Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997) was one of the Beat writers who arose as a new voice in the late 1940s. Free thinking and skeptical of authority, Ginsberg produced provocative poetry and was an influential figure of the counterculture movement of the 1960s.