In this book, a physician suffering from Major Depression turns to spirituality in an attempt to save his life.
Through luck or karma, his quest brings him to one of the world’s greatest spiritual teachers, a living Buddha, Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.
As he seeks to attain enlightenment in order to end his psychological pain, his experiences in the worlds of Western medicine and Buddhism are described.
The central theme involves the magic and risk inherent in the sacred bond that exists between a guru and his student. This theme is developed through the many graphic experiences the author has with his teacher.