Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery (Google eBook)

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Shambhala Publications, 2010 - Religion - 144 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

The Way of the Warrior
1
Touch and Go 3 The Moon in Your Heart
19
The Sun in Your Head
25
Indestructible Nature
29
SacredWorld
35
The Education of the Warrior
39
Nonviolence
45
The Path of Fearlessness
53
Unconditional Fearlessness
69
Joining Heaven and Earth
75
Making Friends with Fear
83
Monumental Nonexistence
87
Ridingthe Energy ofWindhorse
93
Conclusion
121
Fearlessness andJoy Are Truly Yours Editors Afterword
127
Sources
135

Overcoming Doubt
55
The Tools of Bravery
63
About ChögyamTrungpa
141
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About the author (2010)

The compiler and editor of The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Carolyn Rose Gimian has been editing the works of Chögyam Trungpa for more than twenty-five years. She is the founding director of the Shambhala Archives, the archival repository for Chögyam Trungpa's work in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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.

Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart and Don’t Bite the Hook.

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