Chogyam Trungpa gave frequent talks to the public, which became a primary forum for his presentation of Buddhist teachings in America. He spoke at universities, Buddhist centers (including the many that he founded), and leading cultural institutions. In many instances these public talks represented the first introduction to Buddhism for many people. In this series, he addresses several subjects, including meditation, the introduction of Buddhism to America, enlightened society, and art and education and their relationship to Buddhist ideas. Although Trungpa Rinpoche was speaking to the audience of that time, the style and content of these talks are equally relevant today, as they address many of the same issues we face as a society and as individuals.