During the funeral for the 16th Karmapa, in Sikkim, India, Lama Tsony had a brief but significant encounter with Chögyam Trunga—a thunderbolt, as he describes it.
Bolstered by the fearlessness of compassionate wisdom, Chögyam Trungpa moved away from his background and culture and embraced life as it presented itself to him. He accepted reality as it was. By embracing the times he lived in, he turned the art of living into an enlightened master class on contemporary culture. Much to the shock, dismay and delight of others, he embodied a quality of fearlessness that was like licking honey off a razor blade.