Training the Mind & Cultivating Loving-kindness

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Shambhala Publications, 2005 - Religion - 223 pages
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Warning: Using this book could be hazardous to your ego! The slogans it contains are designed to awaken the heart and cultivate love and kindness toward others. They are revolutionary in that practicing them fosters abandonment of personal territory in relating to others and in understanding the world as it is.
The fifty-nine provocative slogans presented here-each with a commentary by the Tibetan meditation master Chogyam Trungpa-have been used by Tibetan Buddhists for eight centuries to help meditation students remember and focus on important principles and practices of mind training. They emphasize meeting the ordinary situations of life with intelligence and compassion under all circumstances. Slogans include, "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Be grateful to everyone," and "Always maintain only a joyful mind."
This edition contains a new foreword by Pema Chodron.
  

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User Review  - Geri Degruy - Goodreads

Excellent book about calming and training the mind which relates to every moment of every day we live and every relationship we have. It's hard stuff. Chogyam Trungpa doesn't pull any punches although he also has a good sense of humor. I've read this many times and will read it many more. Read full review

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User Review  - Spyros - Goodreads

This comes from the guy who couldn't train his mind enough to find his local AA meeting, even after becoming a cripple at the age of 23 or so from a dui, which, to his credit, did not stop him from ... Read full review

Contents

point
7
Ultimate Bodhichitta Slogans
25
Rest in the nature of alaya the essence
31
Relative Bodhichitta Slogans
39
Begin the sequence of sending
59
Drive all blames into one
65
Be grateful to everyone
76
Seeing confusion as the four kayas
82
Dont be so predictable
153
Dont malign others
155
Dont bring things to a painful point
156
Dont transfer the oxs load to the cow
157
Dont try to be the fastest
158
Dont act with a twist
159
Dont make gods into demons
160
point seven Guidelines of Mind Training
163

Four practices are the best of methods
88
Whatever you meet unexpectedly
108
point four
113
The mahayana instruction for ejection
121
point five
127
Always maintain only a joyful mind
134
point
143
Dont talk about injured limbs
148
Dont ponder others
149
Work with the greatest defilements first
150
Abandon poisonous food
152
Correct all wrongs with one intention
164
one at the beginning one at the end
165
Whichever of the two occurs be patient
166
Observe these two even at the risk of your life
167
Dont misinterpret
173
Fortysix Ways in Which
179
Notes
185
Transliterations of Tibetan Names and Terms
199
Bibliography
201
Index
215
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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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