Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-10-22
ISBN: 1570629579
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism Book Excerpt:

This modern spiritual classic highlights a trick we play on ourselves and offers a brighter reality: liberation by letting go of the self rather than working to improve it The Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa calls attention to the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. "The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use," he says, "even spirituality." The universal tendency is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement—the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty. Trungpa's incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from these false comforts. Featuring a new foreward by his son and lineage holder, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism has resonated with students for nearly thirty years—and remains as fresh as ever today.

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Spiritual life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism Book Excerpt:

The Collected Works of Ch gyam Trungpa Volume 3

The Collected Works of Ch  gyam Trungpa  Volume 3
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Works of Ch gyam Trungpa Volume 3 Book Excerpt:

Shares the teachings of the influential Tibetan guru who contributed largely to the development of Buddhism in the West.

The Collected Works of Ch gyam Trungpa Cutting through spiritual materialism The myth of freedom The heart of the Buddha Selected writings

The Collected Works of Ch  gyam Trungpa  Cutting through spiritual materialism   The myth of freedom   The heart of the Buddha   Selected writings
Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buddhism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Works of Ch gyam Trungpa Cutting through spiritual materialism The myth of freedom The heart of the Buddha Selected writings Book Excerpt:

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in ten volumes the writings of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism-the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Three captures the distinctive voice that Chögyam Trungpa developed in North America in the 1970s and reflects the preoccupations among Western students of that era. It includes Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and The Myth of Freedom, the two books that put Chögyam Trungpa on the map of the American spiritual scene. The Heart of the Buddha and sixteen articles and forewords complete this volume.

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa Volume Three

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa  Volume Three
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN: 9780834821521
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa Volume Three Book Excerpt:

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teacher to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Three captures the distinctive voice that Chögyam Trungpa developed in North America in the 1970s and reflects the preoccupations among Western students of that era. It includes Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and The Myth of Freedom, the two books that put Chögyam Trungpa on the map of the American spiritual scene. The Heart of the Buddha and sixteen articles and forewords complete this volume.

The Mishap Lineage

The Mishap Lineage
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-07-14
ISBN: 9780834821248
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mishap Lineage Book Excerpt:

All of us experience obstacles as part of our journey, in life and on the spiritual path. In many cases, we think of them as purely something unpleasant to overcome, or as a mistake that needs correcting. Here, Chögyam Trungpa takes a radically different approach to such obstacles, teaching that unexpected chaos, confusion, and emotional upheavals can actually be used as fuel for the journey—an energy that can transform confusion into sanity and wisdom. He illustrates this transformative principle through telling the lively history of the Trungpa tulkus (a lineage within the Kagyü tradition of Tibetan Buddhism), of which he was the eleventh incarnation. Trungpa referred to his lineage as the "Mishap Lineage" because of the ups and downs and colorful lives that were typical of his predecessors, and true of his own life as well. The stories of the Trungpas are seen as a guide for the practitioner’s journey and help us to understand how important lineage and community remain for us today.

Crazy Wisdom

Crazy Wisdom
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2001-11-13
ISBN: 0834821311
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crazy Wisdom Book Excerpt:

Chögyam Trungpa describes "crazy wisdom" as an innocent state of mind that has the quality of early morning—fresh, sparkling, and completely awake. This fascinating book examines the life of Padmasambhava—the revered Indian teacher who brought Buddhism to Tibet—to illustrate the principle of crazy wisdom. From this profound point of view, spiritual practice does not provide comfortable answers to pain or confusion. On the contrary, painful emotions can be appreciated as a challenging opportunity for new discovery. In particular, the author discusses meditation as a practical way to uncover one's own innate wisdom.

The Essential Chogyam Trungpa

The Essential Chogyam Trungpa
Author: Carolyn Rose Gimian
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1999-08-31
ISBN: 9780834821323
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Chogyam Trungpa Book Excerpt:

Chögyam Trungpa wrote more than two dozen books on Buddhism and the Shambhala path of warriorship. The Essential Chögyam Trungpa blends excerpts from bestsellers like Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Meditation in Action, and other titles into a concise overview of Trungpa's teachings. Forty selections from fourteen different books articulate the secular path of the Shambhala warrior as well as the Buddhist path of meditation and awakening. This "new classic" vividly demonstrates Trungpa's great appreciation of Western culture which, combined with his deep understanding of the Tibetan tradition, makes these teachings uniquely accessible to contemporary readers. It will appeal to beginning students of meditation as well as seasoned readers of Eastern religion.

The Collected Works of Ch gyam Trungpa Crazy wisdom Illusion s game the life and teachings of Naropa The life of Marpa the Translator excerpts The rain of wisdom excerpts The Sadhana of Mahamudra excerpts Selected writers

The Collected Works of Ch  gyam Trungpa  Crazy wisdom   Illusion s game  the life and teachings of Naropa   The life of Marpa the Translator  excerpts    The rain of wisdom  excerpts    The Sadhana of Mahamudra  excerpts    Selected writers
Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buddhism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Works of Ch gyam Trungpa Crazy wisdom Illusion s game the life and teachings of Naropa The life of Marpa the Translator excerpts The rain of wisdom excerpts The Sadhana of Mahamudra excerpts Selected writers Book Excerpt:

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in ten volumes the writings of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism-the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Three captures the distinctive voice that Chögyam Trungpa developed in North America in the 1970s and reflects the preoccupations among Western students of that era. It includes Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and The Myth of Freedom, the two books that put Chögyam Trungpa on the map of the American spiritual scene. The Heart of the Buddha and sixteen articles and forewords complete this volume.

Born in Tibet

Born in Tibet
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2000-10-10
ISBN: 9780834821309
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born in Tibet Book Excerpt:

Chögyam Trungpa—meditation master, scholar, and artist—was identified at the age of only thirteen months as a major tulku, or reincarnation of an enlightened teacher. As the eleventh in the teaching lineage known as the Trungpa tulkus, he underwent a period of intensive training in meditation, philosophy, and fine arts, receiving full ordination as a monk in 1958 at the age of eighteen. The following year, the Chinese Communists invaded Tibet, and the young Trungpa spent many harrowing months trekking over the Himalayas, narrowly escaping capture. Trungpa's account of his experiences as a young monk, his duties as the abbot and spiritual head of a great monastery, and his moving relationships with his teachers offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of a Tibetan lama. The memoir concludes with his daring escape from Tibet to India. In an epilogue, he describes his emigration to the West, where he encountered many people eager to learn about the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism.

Illusion s Game

Illusion s Game
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1994-06-28
ISBN: 0834821362
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illusion s Game Book Excerpt:

In what he calls a "200 percent potent" teaching, Chögyam Trungpa reveals how the spiritual path is a raw and rugged "unlearning" process that draws us away from the comfort of conventional expectations and conceptual attitudes toward a naked encounter with reality. The tantric paradigm for this process is the story of the Indian master Naropa (1016–1100), who is among the enlightened teachers of the Kagyu lineage of the Tibetan Buddhism. Naropa was the leading scholar at Nalanda, the Buddhist monastic university, when he embarked upon the lonely and arduous path to enlightenment. After a series of daunting trials, he was prepared to receive the direct transmission of the awakened state of mind from his guru, Tilopa. Teachings that he received, including those known as the six doctrines of Naropa, have been passed down in the lineages of Tibetan Buddhism for a millennium. Trungpa's commentary shows the relevance of Naropa's extraordinary journey for today's practitioners who seek to follow the spiritual path. Naropa's story makes it possible to delineate in very concrete terms the various levels of spiritual development that lead to the student's readiness to meet the teacher's mind. Trungpa thus opens to Western students of Buddhism the path of devotion and surrender to the guru as the embodiment and representative of reality.

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa Volume Two

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa  Volume Two
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN: 9780834821514
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa Volume Two Book Excerpt:

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Two examines meditation, mind, and Mahayana, the "great vehicle" for the development of compassion and the means to help others. Chögyam Trungpa introduced a new psychological language and way for looking at the Buddhist teachings in the West. His teachings on human psychology and the human mind are included in this volume.

Shambhala

Shambhala
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN: 1611806925
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shambhala Book Excerpt:

The classic guide to enlightened living that first presented the Buddhist path of the warrior to Western readers—with a new foreword and cover presentation. This timeless classic presents a vision of basic human wisdom that synchronizes the mind and body—what Chögyam Trungpa called the sacred path of the warrior. This discipline embodies characteristics that many cultures, regions, and spiritual traditions throughout time have found valuable. The sacred warrior conquers the world not through violence or aggression but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge, discovering the basic goodness of human life and radiating that goodness out into the world for the peace and sanity of others. That’s what the Shambhala teachings are all about, and this is the book that has been presenting them to a wide and appreciative audience for more than thirty years. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Orderly Chaos

Orderly Chaos
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1991-11-19
ISBN: 9780834821439
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orderly Chaos Book Excerpt:

According to the mandala principle, a prominent feature of tantric Buddhism, all phenomena are part of one reality. Whether good or bad, happy or sad, clear or obscure, everything is interrelated and reflects a single totality. As Chögyam Trungpa explains in this work, from the perspective of the mandala principle, existence is orderly chaos. There is chaos and confusion because everything happens by itself, without any external ordering principle. At the same time, whatever happens expresses order and intelligence, wakeful energy and precision. Through meditative practices associated with the mandala principle, the opposites of experience—confusion and enlightenment, chaos and order, pain and pleasure—are revealed as inseparable parts of a total vision of reality.

First Thought Best Thought

First Thought Best Thought
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2001-05-01
ISBN: 9780834821330
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Thought Best Thought Book Excerpt:

Here is a unique contribution to the field of poetry: a new collection of works by America's foremost Buddhist meditation master, Chögyam Trungpa. These poems and songs—most of which were written since his arrival in the United States in 1970—combine a background in classical Tibetan poetry with Trungpa's intuitive insight into the spirit of America, a spirit that is powerfully evoked in his use of colloquial metaphor and contemporary imagery. Most of the poems were originally written in English—clearly the result of the author's own perceptions of new forms and media offered to him by a different culture. Each poem has its own insight and power, which come from a skillful blend of traditional Asian subtlety and precision combined with a thoroughly modern vernacular. Several of the author's calligraphies accompany the collection.

The Heart of the Buddha

The Heart of the Buddha
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1991-08-06
ISBN: 9780834821255
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of the Buddha Book Excerpt:

In The Heart of the Buddha, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa presents the basic teachings of Buddhism as they relate to everyday life. The book is divided into three parts. In "Personal Journey," the author discusses the open, inquisitive, and good-humored qualities of the "heart of the Buddha," an "enlightened gene" that everyone possesses. In "Stages on the Path," he presents the three vehicles—Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—that carry the Buddhist practitioner toward enlightenment. In "Working with Others," he describes the direct application of Buddhist teachings to topics as varied as relationships, drinking, children, and money. The Heart of the Buddha reflects Trungpa’s great appreciation for Western culture and deep understanding of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which enabled him to teach Westerners in an effective, contemporary way.

Mudra

Mudra
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2001-06-12
ISBN: 9780834821408
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mudra Book Excerpt:

A mudra is a symbolic gesture or action that gives physical expression to an inner state. This book of poetry and songs of devotion, written by Chögyam Trungpa between 1959 and 1971, is spontaneous and celebratory. This volume also includes the ten traditional Zen oxherding pictures accompanied by a unique commentary that offers an unmistakably Tibetan flavor. Fans of this renowned teacher will enjoy the heartfelt devotional quality of this early work.

The Collected Works of Ch gyam Trungpa Volume 10

The Collected Works of Ch  gyam Trungpa  Volume 10
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN: 1611803918
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Works of Ch gyam Trungpa Volume 10 Book Excerpt:

Volume ten includes Chögyam Trungpa's three most recent books and many selected writings. The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in ten volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa’s vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Ten begins with Chögyam Trungpa’s three most recent books: Work, Sex, Money, Mindfulness in Action, and Devotion and Crazy Wisdom. The first two books in the volume emphasize the importance of meditation in action and bringing awareness, mindfulness, intentionality, and a sense of the sacred into everyday life. The third book explores devotion and discusses mutual commitment and surrendering between teacher and student. The selected writings in this volume range from older articles originally published in the Vajradhatu Sun to recently edited articles, including several that have not yet appeared in print. Overall, these articles show us how Trungpa Rinpoche worked deeply and directly with many interest groups and subsections of the community, and how he infused each situation with dharma, taking every opportunity to present essential teachings.

Chogyam Trungpa

Chogyam Trungpa
Author: Fabrice Midal
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2004-12-28
ISBN: 0834821869
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chogyam Trungpa Book Excerpt:

Chögyam Trungpa is virtually synonymous with the transmission of Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Over the course of his seventeen-year teaching career in North America, Trungpa ushered in a radically new approach to spirituality—both rooted in the ancient wisdom of the buddhadharma and thoroughly situated in the contemporary world. His teachings, grounded in what he called the "Shambhala vision," focused on the development of an enlightened society through the transformation of ordinary, everyday life into sacred activity. Steering between Western biography and traditional Tibetan hagiography, Fabrice Midal takes you on a soaring journey through Trungpa’s life and teachings. Touching on all of the most momentous events, this series of glimpses into Chögyam Trungpa’s world provides a rare view on the formation of Trungpa’s thought and the remarkable body of teachings and writings that remain as his legacy. Included are accounts of: • Chögyam Trungpa’s education in Tibet under the tutelage of great tantric masters, like Jamgön Kongtrül of Sechen and Khenpo Gangshar • The founding of landmark centers for Buddhist practice and education, such as the Naropa Institute (now Naropa University), Karmê Chöling, and the Rocky Mountain Dharma Center (now the Shambhala Mountain Center) • Trungpa’s historic meeting with the sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa in 1974, the first-ever visit of the Karmapa to America • Behind-the-scenes stories of Trungpa’s most treasured writings, including Meditation in Action, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior • And much more

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa Volume Eight

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa  Volume Eight
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN: 9780834821576
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa Volume Eight Book Excerpt:

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Eight covers matters of culture, state, and society. The two complete books reprinted here—Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior and Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala—explore the vision of an ancient legendary kingdom in Central Asia that is viewed as a model for enlightened society and as the ground of wakefulness and sanity that exists as a potential within every human being. The selected writings include discussions of political consciousness, the martial arts, and the true meaning of warriorship. Two previously unpublished articles are "The Martial Arts and the Art of War," on the place of warriorship in the Buddhist teachings, and "The Seven Treasures of the Universal Monarch," a little gem describing the world of the Shambhala monarch.