Chögyam Trungpa was a scholar, teacher, poet, artist, and Buddhist meditation master. Born in 1939 in Tibet, he fled to India at the age of twenty. In 1963 he went to England to study at Oxford, then came to the U.S. He played an important role in introducing Tibetan Buddhism to the West and founded many meditation centers, as well as Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He died in 1987.