Work, Sex, Money: Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness (Google eBook)

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Shambhala Publications, 2011 - Religion - 256 pages
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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.

  

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Review: Work, Sex, Money: Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness

User Review  - Johannes Bertus - Goodreads

I appreciate Shambhala's enthusiasm for CTR, who was a great teacher, but I think they should accept that he wrote and published all the books he had in him. These collections of talks don't work as books; they are unstructured and meandering. Not the right format. Read full review

Review: Work, Sex, Money: Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness

User Review  - Dave Jenkins - Goodreads

Great previously unpublished lectures from Trungpa on the balance of real world life that embodies a warrior's courage with a the wisdom of a gentle heart. Read full review

Contents

The Sacred Society
1
Meditation and Daily Life
12
The Myth of Happiness
24
Simplicity and Awareness
39
Overcoming Obstacles to Work
56
The Nowness of Work
72
Creativity and Chaos
83
Communication
96
Family Karma
134
The Question of Money
147
The Karma of Money
165
Business Ethics
177
Regarding Money as Mothers Milk
191
Karma
198
Panoramic Awareness
208
Editors Afterword
219

The Flame of Love
113
Pure Passion
122
Sources
237
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About the author (2011)

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.

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.

Sherab Chödzin Kohn is coeditor of the best-selling anthology The Buddha and His Teachings. He has been teaching Buddhism and meditation for more than thirty years, and he has edited a number of the books of his teacher, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa. He has also published numerous translations, including an acclaimed version of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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