Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-10-22
ISBN 10: 1570629579
ISBN 13: 9781570629570
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.

Meditation in Action

Meditation in Action
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 1611806879
ISBN 13: 9781611806878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation in Action Book Review:

A concise, classic handbook of Buddhist spiritual practice from a renowned Tibetan meditation master. 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. Trungpa describes the life of the Buddha and emphasizes that, like the Buddha, we must find the truth for ourselves, rather than following someone else's example. Meditation in action might also be called "working meditation," for it is not a retreat from the world. Rather, it builds the foundation for tremendous compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of a person's mind or behavior. 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.

Cynicism and Magic

Cynicism and Magic
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN 10: 161180809X
ISBN 13: 9781611808094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cynicism and Magic Book Review:

A groundbreaking, accessible presentation of Tibetan Buddhism from Chögyam Trungpa, renowned twentieth-century master and teacher. Based on a series of talks given by Chögyam Trungpa during the first session of what was to become Naropa University, Cynicism and Magic introduces key Tibetan Buddhist concepts, including karma, the structure of ego, the paramitas, and the bodhisattva. Employing a unique and intimate teaching style, Trungpa Rinpoche presents these concepts in a larger framework of questions we all have: What is authentic spirituality? Can I find enlightenment and freedom? How should I approach life, death, suffering, and boredom? How can I develop some discipline, patience, and sanity? Through these accessible teachings, this book will show you how to approach a living dharma with intelligence, and with a sense of openness and wonder.

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X030121288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism Book Review:

The Heart of the Buddha

The Heart of the Buddha
Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-11-23
ISBN 10: 1590307666
ISBN 13: 9781590307663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of the Buddha Book Review:

The basic teachings of Buddhism as they relate to everyday life—presented by the esteemed Tibetan meditation master In The Heart of the Buddha, Chögyam Trungpa examines the basic teachings of Buddhism and places them within the context of daily life. Divided into three parts, the book begins with a discussion about the open, inquisitive, and good-humored qualities of the “heart of the Buddha”—an “enlightened gene” that everyone possesses. Next, Chögyam Trungpa moves to the stages of the Buddhist path, presenting the three vehicles—Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—that carry the Buddhist practitioner toward enlightenment. Finally, 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.

Work Sex Money

Work  Sex  Money
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN 10: 9780834821637
ISBN 13: 083482163X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Work Sex Money Book Review:

Each day we deal with the challenges of ordinary life: a series of mundane experiences that could be summarized by the title of this book, Work, Sex, Money. We all hope that these aspects of our life will be a source of fulfillment and pleasure, and they often are. Yet they are also always sources of problems for which we seek practical advice and solutions. The best prescription, according to Chögyam Trungpa, is a dose of reality and also a dose of respect for ourselves and our world. His profound teachings on work, sex, and money celebrate the sacredness of life and our ability to cope with its twists and turns with dignity, humor, and even joy. He begins by breaking down the barrier between the spiritual and the mundane, showing that work, sex, and money are just as much a part of our spiritual life as they are a part of our everyday existence. He then discusses these subjects in relation to ego and self-image, karma, mindfulness, and meditation. "Work" includes general principles of mindfulness and awareness in how we conduct everyday life as well as discussion of ethics in business and the workplace. "Sex" is about relationships and communication as a whole. "Money" looks at how we view the economics of livelihood and money as "green energy" that affects our lives. The result is an inclusive vision of life, one that encompasses the biggest issues and the smallest details of every day. There are, in fact, few definitive answers in these pages. There is, however, authentic wisdom providing us with tools we need to work with the toughest stuff in our lives.

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.

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?"

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

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.

The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation

The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation
Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2002-02-12
ISBN 10: 1570629331
ISBN 13: 9781570629334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Featuring a new foreword by Pema Chödrön, this Tibetan Buddhist classic explores the meaning of freedom and how we can attain it through meditation Freedom is generally thought of as the ability to achieve goals and satisfy desires. But what are the sources of these goals and desires? If they arise from ignorance, habitual patterns, and negative emotions, is the freedom to pursue these goals true freedom—or is it just a myth? In The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation, Chögyam Trungpa explores the true meaning of freedom, showing us how our attitudes, preconceptions, and even our spiritual practices can become chains that bind us to repetitive patterns of frustration and despair. He also explains how meditation can bring into focus the causes of frustration, and how these negative forces can aid us in advancing toward true freedom. Trungpa's unique ability to express the essence of Buddhist teachings in the language and imagery of contemporary American culture makes this book one of the best, most accessible sources of the Buddhist doctrine ever written.

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.

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 Future Is Open

The Future Is Open
Author: Chögyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 1590309537
ISBN 13: 9781590309537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future Is Open Book Review:

Renowned meditation master Chögyam Trungpa challenges popular misconceptions of the Buddhist doctrines of karma and rebirth, in the process showing how to step beyond karma on the path to awakening. Karma has become a popular term in the West, often connected with somewhat naive or deterministic ideas of rebirth and reincarnation or equated with views of morality and guilt. Chögyam Trungpa unpacks this intriguing but misunderstood topic. He viewed an understanding of karma as good news, showing us that liberation is possible and that the future is never predetermined. His unique approach to presenting the Buddhist teachings lends itself to an insightful and profound view of karma, its cause and effects, and how to cut the root of karma itself.

The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation

The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-06-08
ISBN 10: 1590307704
ISBN 13: 9781590307700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation Book Review:

Chögyam Trungpa’s in-depth exploration of the Four Noble Truths—the foundational Buddhist teaching about the origin of suffering and its cessation—emphasizes their profound relevance not just as an inspiration when we set out on the path, but at every other moment of our lives as well, showing how we can join view (intellectual understanding) of the teaching with practical application in order to interrupt suffering before it arises.

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.

The Path Is the Goal

The Path Is the Goal
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-06-07
ISBN 10: 9780834821446
ISBN 13: 0834821443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Path Is the Goal Book Review:

According to the Buddha, no one can attain basic sanity or enlightenment without practicing meditation. The teachings given here on the outlook and technique of meditation provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did. Trungpa teaches us to let go of the urge to make meditation serve our ambition; thus we can relax into openness. We are shown how the deliberate practice of mindfulness develops into contrived awareness, and we discover the world of insight that awareness reveals. We learn of a subtle psychological stage set that we carry with us everywhere and unwittingly use to structure all our experience—and we find that meditation gradually carries us beyond this and beyond ego altogether to the experience of unconditioned freedom.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: Chogyam Trungpa,Francesca Fremantle
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2000-10-10
ISBN 10: 9780834821477
ISBN 13: 0834821478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Review:

In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism—traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation—death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living. The insightful commentary by Chögyam Trungpa, written in clear, concise language, explains what the text teaches us about human psychology. This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.

The Life of Marpa the Translator

The Life of Marpa the Translator
Author: Tsangnyön Heruka
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN 10: 0834840987
ISBN 13: 9780834840980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life of Marpa the Translator Book Review:

Marpa the Translator, the eleventh-century farmer, scholar, and teacher, is one of the most renowned saints in Tibetan Buddhist history. In the West, Marpa is best known through his teacher, the Indian yogin Nâropa, and through his closest disciple, Milarepa. This lucid and moving translation of a text composed by the author of The Life of Milarepa and The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa documents the fascinating life of Marpa, who, unlike many other Tibetan masters, was a layman, a skillful businessman who raised a family while training his disciples. As a youth, Marpa was inspired to travel to India to study the Buddhist teachings, for at that time in Tibet, Buddhism had waned considerably through ruthless suppression by an evil king. The author paints a vivid picture of Marpa's three journeys to India: precarious mountain passes, desolate plains teeming with bandits, greedy customs-tax collectors. Marpa endured many hardships, but nothing to compare with the trials that ensued with his guru Nâropa and other teachers. Yet Marpa succeeded in mastering the tantric teachings, translating and bringing them to Tibet, and establishing the Practice Lineage of the Kagyüs, which continues to this day.