Frank Berliner became a student of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, during the first summer of the Naropa Institute in 1974, and served him over the next eighteen years as national director of Shambhala Training and ambassador to the Berkeley Dharmadhatu. Frank now teaches contemplative and existential psychology at Naropa University, and maintains a private practice as a life coach and psychotherapist.
Frank Berliner met the authentic spiritual master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche just as the Western cultural door opened to receive the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism. In Falling in Love with a Buddha, Frank recalls the world of Rinpoche’s life and teachings. In vivid and often humorous first-person accounts of the founding and evolution of Shambhala, he evokes the presence of this unique teacher.