Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
  • Author : Chögyam Trungpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2010-09-28
  • ISBN : 0834821222
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1973
  • ISBN : 9780877730507
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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

Crazy Wisdom

Crazy Wisdom
  • Author : Chogyam Trungpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2001-11-13
  • ISBN : 0834821311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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 Heart of the Buddha

The Heart of the Buddha
  • Author : Chogyam Trungpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2010-07-01
  • ISBN : 1590307666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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.

The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation

The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation
  • Author : Chögyam Trungpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 1570629331
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2010-09-28
  • ISBN : 9780834821521
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 1590302524
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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.

Journey Without Goal

Journey Without Goal
  • Author : Chogyam Trungpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2000-10-17
  • ISBN : 9780834821378
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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.

Smile at Fear

Smile at Fear
  • Author : Chogyam Trungpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2010-10-05
  • ISBN : 9780834821484
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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.