The Essential Chögyam Trungpa

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Shambhala, 1999 - Religion - 251 pages
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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.

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The essential Chögyam Trungpa

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All libraries should have something by Trungpa, a lineage holder in the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism and founder of the Naropa Institute. These excerpts from various works make an excellent choice for those puzzled by their options. ... Read full review

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A helpful compilation of some of his publications from bestsellers to more obscure work. With an emphasis on meditation the book is accessible and articulate. An excellent overview of this important Buddhist's work. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Chögyam Trungpa (1940-1987)--meditation master, teacher, and artist--founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books including Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and The Myth of Freedom.

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