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Sam Bercholz is the founder of
(publisher of two of my books).
I remember buying books from him in the sixties at his little
hole-in-the-wall store on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. - dc
Sam's page on Shambhala Pubs site
- Sam's new book
A Guided Tour of Hell
A Graphic Memoir
illustrated by Pema Namdol Thaye
Shambhala link to this book
Read more from Sam and
Acharya page for Sam Bercholz on Shambhala.org
Sam Bercholz on Bodhicitta -
When Trungpa Rinpoche met Suzuki Roshi
on CTR Chronicles from Sam Bercholz with Hazel Bercholz
Teaching Stories: In this seven minute audio clip, Sam Bercholz describes
the events surrounding Suzuki Roshi's funeral, including Rinpoche's
comments about appointing a dharma heir, and the coming of the future
Want to get a transcript of this Bercholz material. - dc
Alan Watts and Chogyam Trungpa as told by Sam Bercholz - from the
Chronicles Project. [audio]
Sam and I were
talking about mysterious events surrounding the death of Alan Watts and he
told me that Trungpa was with Alan earlier that evening. He said that
Trungpa loved Alan Watts' books and thought he must be enlightened - until
he met him - though that didn't diminish Trungpa's respect for Watts and
Sam said he went to Sokoji and heard Shunryu Suzuki speak, liked
Suzuki but didn't go back because he didn't like the vibes of the people
there, mainly one person. He went on to become a close disciple of Chogyam Trungpa. - dc
Here's an interview also from the Chronicles Project with Sam and
Henry Schaeffer posted earlier on cuke. Made a
cuke page for Henry cause he's
in cuke here and there and fixed a number of misspellings of his name.
Stole this mini
bio of Trungpa from the home page of the Chronicles Project.
Chogyam Trungpa cuke
Alan Watts dot org - the excellent
archival site run by Alan Watts' son Mark.
Sam on A Guided Tour of Hell: The writing
of this memoir has been a humbling pilgrimage. In the end, this book is
not so much a literary work as a record of my journey and what can
possibly be learned from it. I do not claim to present a textbook
portrayal of the Buddhist underworld, nor do I seek to convince you that
the afterlife exists. And my story is certainly not meant to frighten
anyone, though people may be startled by it. It is simply my hope that
any insights contained in this book and its extraordinary artworks will
help those who are experiencing hell on earth—and hell in their own
minds—to find relief and liberation.
It is our distinct pleasure to announce the publication of A Guided Tour
of Hell, the daring, bold, graphic, and thrilling personal account of
Shambhala Publications’ founder and former publisher, Sam Bercholz. A
Guided Tour of Hell details, through stunning artwork by master Tibetan
artist Pema Namdol Thaye and remarkable storytelling, Sam’s descent into
the underworld following heart surgery. There, Sam is surprised to find
himself in the lowest realms of karmic rebirth, where he is sent to gain
insight into human suffering.