Uncoverage

E9 - The Garden Party

Episode Summary

Una attends a garden party for the teenagers with Trungpa Rinpoche at Kalapa Court, Trungpa Rinpoche's home. *This episode contains sexual abuse and may be upsetting or offensive. Please take care of yourself. BACKGROUND: Una Morera was raised in the largest community of Buddhists in America, led by the enigmatic and outrageous Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, in Boulder, Colorado. Escaping Tibet in 1959, Trungpa Rinpoche made his way to America to teach the dharma and surround himself with Western students. Right after Una was born, her mother met Trungpa Rinpoche, and four years later, she would join his thriving community in Boulder, Colorado. Responsible for introducing meditation to the West, Trungpa Rinpoche was also responsible for his own brand of self-proclaimed crazy wisdom, which included drinking to excess, having sex with his students, and pushing the limits of conventionality. Growing up in this community, Una witnessed the birth of a secret society of dharma practitioners who, with Trungpa Rinpoche’s help, created a deadly environment of sexual predation, classism, and blind assent. Una learned the teachings of the dharma and the actions of dharma students were two very different things. This is a story about discovering who she really is after a lifetime of living and breathing a spiritual path based on ancient secrets and modern deceptions. EPISODE CREDITS: Please share where podcasts are shared Written and produced by Una Morera Very special thanks to Mike Schoonmaker Special thanks to Eric Leven Sound effects from Soundstripe.com Logo Art Direction by Jaime Lamond Dedicated to Daniel Dalseth

Episode Notes

Una attends a garden party for the teenagers with Trungpa Rinpoche at Kalapa Court, Trungpa Rinpoche's home.  

*This episode contains sexual abuse and may be upsetting or offensive. Please take care of yourself.