Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN 10: 0834821222
ISBN 13: 9780834821224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism Book Review:

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: Chögyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 9780877730507
ISBN 13: 0877730504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism Book Review:

Examines the self-deceptions, distortions, and sidetracks that imperil the spiritual journey as well as awareness and fearlessness of the true path.

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: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781590300275
ISBN 13: 1590300270
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 Review:

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

Crazy Wisdom

Crazy Wisdom
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2001-11-13
ISBN 10: 0834821311
ISBN 13: 9780834821316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crazy Wisdom Book Review:

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.

Mindfulness in Action

Mindfulness in Action
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 0834800284
ISBN 13: 9780834800281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness in Action Book Review:

The rewards of mindfulness practice are well proven: reduced stress, improved concentration, and an overall sense of well-being. But those benefits are just the beginning. Mindfulness in action—mindfulness applied throughout life—can help us work more effectively with life’s challenges, expanding our appreciation and potential for creative engagement. This guide to mindful awareness through meditation provides all the basics to get you started but also goes deeper to address the questions that naturally arise as your practice matures and further insight arises. A distillation of teachings on the subject by one of the great meditation masters of our time, this book serves as an introduction to the practice as well as a guide to the ongoing mindful journey.

The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation

The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2002-02-12
ISBN 10: 9780834821415
ISBN 13: 0834821419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation Book Review:

Chögyam Trungpa's unique ability to express the essence of Buddhist teachings in the language and imagery of modern American culture makes his books among the most accessible works of Buddhist philosophy. Here Trungpa explores the true meaning of freedom, showing us how our preconceptions, attitudes, and even our spiritual practices can become chains that bind us to repetitive patterns of frustration and despair. This edition features a new foreword by Pema Chödrön, a close student of Trungpa and the best-selling author of When Things Fall Apart.

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 10: 9780834821521
ISBN 13: 0834821524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa Volume Three Book Review:

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.

Training the Mind Cultivating Loving kindness

Training the Mind   Cultivating Loving kindness
Author: Chogyam Trungpa,Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1590302524
ISBN 13: 9781590302521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Training the Mind Cultivating Loving kindness Book Review:

An introduction to the Tibetan Buddhist practice of lojong features a collection of classical "slogans" designed to help promote clarity, intelligence, compassion, and other virtues, in a guide that demonstrates how to overcome such challenges as fear and self-centeredness. Original.

Openness Mind

Openness Mind
Author: Tarthang (Tulku),Tarthang Tulku
Publsiher: Dharma Pub
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1978
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015000644636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Openness Mind Book Review:

This practical guide to Tibetan Buddhist meditation is designed for intermediate-level meditators.

The Heart of the Buddha

The Heart of the Buddha
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 1590307666
ISBN 13: 9781590307663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of the Buddha Book Review:

Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan meditation master, discusses the open, inquisitive, and good-humored qualities of the “heart of the Buddha,” an “enlightened gene” that everyone possesses. The book is divided into three parts. In “Personal Journey,” the author discusses the qualities of openness, inquisitiveness, and good humor that characterize the enlightened Buddha-nature in everyone. 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 Buddhareflects 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.

Meditation in Action

Meditation in Action
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2010-11-23
ISBN 10: 9780834821262
ISBN 13: 0834821265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation in Action Book Review:

This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life. He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action—generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity, and wisdom—revealing that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom: the ability to see clearly into situations and deal with them skillfully, without the self-consciousness connected with ego

The Path of Individual Liberation

The Path of Individual Liberation
Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 627
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1590308026
ISBN 13: 9781590308028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Path of Individual Liberation Book Review:

The first volume of this landmark series presents the teachings of the hinayana. The hinayana introduces core Buddhist teachings on the nature of mind, the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberation. It examines the nature of suffering, impermanence, and egolessness, with an emphasis on personal development through meditative discipline and study. The formal entry into the hinayana and the Buddhist path altogether is the refuge vow, in which a student goes for refuge to the Buddha, or the teacher; the dharma, or the teachings; and the sangha, or the community. The hinayana path is based on training in mindfulness and awareness, cultivating virtue, and cutting grasping. Topics covered in detail in this volume include the four noble truths, karma, the four foundations of mindfulness, meditation practice, the refuge vows, the three jewels, the five skandhas, the five precepts, twofold egolessness, and more. The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma represents meditation master Chögyam Trungpa's greatest contribution to Western Buddhism. This three-volume collection presents in lively, relevant language the comprehensive teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist path of the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. This work will resonate with new students of Buddhism as well as the most senior students.

Spiritual Bypassing

Spiritual Bypassing
Author: Robert Augustus Masters, Ph.D.
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-09-07
ISBN 10: 1583942920
ISBN 13: 9781583942925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Bypassing Book Review:

Spiritual bypassing—the use of spiritual beliefs to avoid dealing with painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs—is so pervasive that it goes largely unnoticed. The spiritual ideals of any tradition, whether Christian commandments or Buddhist precepts, can provide easy justification for practitioners to duck uncomfortable feelings in favor of more seemingly enlightened activity. When split off from fundamental psychological needs, such actions often do much more harm than good. While other authors have touched on the subject, this is the first book fully devoted to spiritual bypassing. In the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa’s landmark Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Spiritual Bypassing provides an in-depth look at the unresolved or ignored psychological issues often masked as spirituality, including self-judgment, excessive niceness, and emotional dissociation. A longtime psychotherapist with an engaging writing style, Masters furthers the body of psychological insight into how we use (and abuse) religion in often unconscious ways. This book will hold particular appeal for those who grew up with an unstructured new-age spirituality now looking for a more mature spiritual practice, and for anyone seeking increased self-awareness and a more robust relationship with themselves and others.

Journey Without Goal

Journey Without Goal
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2000-10-17
ISBN 10: 9780834821378
ISBN 13: 0834821370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey Without Goal Book Review:

Based on the author's talks at Naropa University, this volume introduces the reader to the principles of tantra, based on the practice of meditation, which leads to the discovery of egolessness. Trungpa Rinpoche provides a direct and experiential picture of the tantric world, explaining the importance of self-existing energy, the mandala principle, the difference between Buddhist and Hindu tantra—stressing the nontheistic foundation of Buddhism. The role of the teacher and the meaning of tantric transmission are also presented. Written for the student of Buddhism rather than the scholar, Journey without Goal demystifies the vajrayana and at the same time affirms the power and sacredness of its ancient teaching.

Transcending Madness

Transcending Madness
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1992-09-08
ISBN 10: 9780834821583
ISBN 13: 0834821583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transcending Madness Book Review:

The Tibetan word bardo is usually associated with life after death. Here, Chögyam Trungpa discusses bardo in a very different sense: as the peak experience of any given moment. Our experience of the present moment is always colored by one of six psychological states: the god realm (bliss), the jealous god realm (jealousy and lust for entertainment), the human realm (passion and desire), the animal realm (ignorance), the hungry ghost realm (poverty and possessiveness), and the hell realm (aggression and hatred). In relating these realms to the six traditional Buddhist bardo experiences, Trungpa provides an insightful look at the "madness" of our familiar psychological patterns and shows how they present an opportunity to transmute daily experience into freedom.

Great Eastern Sun

Great Eastern Sun
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2001-07-17
ISBN 10: 9780834821354
ISBN 13: 0834821354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Eastern Sun Book Review:

"In Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Chögyam Trungpa offers an inspiring and practical guide to enlightened living based on the Shambhala journey of warriorship, a secular path taught internationally through the Shambhala Training program. Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala is a continuation of that path. Shambhala was an exploration of human goodness and its potential to create an enlightened society—a state that the author calls "nowness." And in that spirit of nowness, Great Eastern Sun—which is accessible to meditators and nonmeditators alike—centers on the question, "Since we're here, how are we going to live from now on?"

Smile at Fear

Smile at Fear
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-10-05
ISBN 10: 9780834821484
ISBN 13: 0834821486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smile at Fear Book Review:

Many of us, without even realizing it, are dominated by fear. We might be aware of some of our fears—perhaps we are afraid of public speaking, of financial hardship, or of losing a loved one. Chögyam Trungpa shows us that most of us suffer from a far more pervasive fearfulness: fear of ourselves. We feel ashamed and embarrassed to look at our feelings or acknowledge our styles of thinking and acting; we don’t want to face the reality of our moment-to-moment experience. It is this fear that keeps us trapped in cycles of suffering, despair, and distress. Chögyam Trungpa offers us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. Drawing on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, he explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. "The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are," writes Chögyam Trungpa. In this book he offers the insights and strategies to claim victory over fear.

The Incomplete Book of Running

The Incomplete Book of Running
Author: Peter Sagal
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 1451696256
ISBN 13: 9781451696257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Incomplete Book of Running Book Review:

Peter Sagal, the host of NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! and a popular columnist for Runner’s World, shares “commentary and reflection about running with a deeply felt personal story, this book is winning, smart, honest, and affecting. Whether you are a runner or not, it will move you” (Susan Orlean). On the verge of turning forty, Peter Sagal—brainiac Harvard grad, short bald Jew with a disposition towards heft, and a sedentary star of public radio—started running seriously. And much to his own surprise, he kept going, faster and further, running fourteen marathons and logging tens of thousands of miles on roads, sidewalks, paths, and trails all over the United States and the world, including the 2013 Boston Marathon, where he crossed the finish line moments before the bombings. In The Incomplete Book of Running, Sagal reflects on the trails, tracks, and routes he’s traveled, from the humorous absurdity of running charity races in his underwear—in St. Louis, in February—or attempting to “quiet his colon” on runs around his neighborhood—to the experience of running as a guide to visually impaired runners, and the triumphant post-bombing running of the Boston Marathon in 2014. With humor and humanity, Sagal also writes about the emotional experience of running, body image, the similarities between endurance sports and sadomasochism, the legacy of running as passed down from parent to child, and the odd but extraordinary bonds created between strangers and friends. The result is “a brilliant book about running…What Peter runs toward is strength, understanding, endurance, acceptance, faith, hope, and charity” (P.J. O’Rourke).

Dragon Thunder

Dragon Thunder
Author: Diana J. Mukpo,Carolyn Rose Gimian
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2008-02-26
ISBN 10: 0834821613
ISBN 13: 9780834821613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dragon Thunder Book Review:

"It was not always easy to be the guru’s wife," writes Diana Mukpo. "But I must say, it was rarely boring." At the age of sixteen, Diana Mukpo left school and broke with her upper-class English family to marry Chögyam Trungpa, a young Tibetan lama who would go on to become a major figure in the transmission of Buddhism to the West. In a memoir that is at turns magical, troubling, humorous, and totally out of the ordinary, Diana takes us into her intimate life with one of the most influential and dynamic Buddhist teachers of our time. Diana led an extraordinary and unusual life as the "first lady" of a burgeoning Buddhist community in the American 1970s and '80s. She gave birth to four sons, three of whom were recognized as reincarnations of high Tibetan lamas. It is not a simple matter to be a modern Western woman married to a Tibetan Buddhist master, let alone to a public figure who is sought out and adored by thousands of eager students. Surprising events and colorful people fill the narrative as Diana seeks to understand the dynamic, puzzling, and larger-than-life man she married—and to find a place for herself in his unusual world. Rich in ambiguity, Dragon Thunder is the story of an uncommon marriage and also a stirring evocation of the poignancy of life and of relationships—from a woman who has lived boldly and with originality.

The Sanity We Are Born With

The Sanity We Are Born With
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780834821279
ISBN 13: 0834821273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sanity We Are Born With Book Review:

More and more mental health professionals are discovering the rich tradition of Buddhist psychology and integrating its insights into their work with clients. Buddhist tradition teaches that all of us are born with what Chögyam Trungpa terms "basic sanity," or inherent goodness, health, and clear perception. Helping ourselves and others to connect with this intrinsic ground of sanity and health is the subject of this collection of teachings, which the author gave to Western psychologists, psychotherapists, and students of Buddhist meditation over a number of years. The Sanity We Are Born With describes how anyone can strengthen their mental health, and it also addresses the specific problems and needs of people in profound psychological distress. Additionally, the author speaks to the concerns of psychotherapists and any health care professionals who work with their patients' states of mind. The collection includes teachings on: • Buddhist concepts of mind, ego, and intelligence, and how these ideas can be employed in working on oneself and with others • meditation as a way of training the mind and cultivating mindfulness • nurturing our intrinsic health and basic sanity • guidance for psychotherapists and health professionals