Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

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by Chogyam Trungpa, Glen Eddy
     
 

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

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

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Tricycle Magazine
A true classic, Trungpa Rinpoche's message to America is perhaps even truer today than ever.
From the Publisher
"The usefulness of this book lies in Trungpa's uncanny ability to cut right to the heart of the matter and presents his understanding of Buddhism and the way of life it teaches in a manner that is applicable to his students' living situation."— Journal of the American Academy of Religion

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ISBN-13:
9780877730507
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/12/1987
Series:
Shambhala Dragon Editions Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.76(d)

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From the Publisher
"The usefulness of this book lies in Trungpa's uncanny ability to cut right to the heart of the matter and presents his understanding of Buddhism and the way of life it teaches in a manner that is applicable to his students' living situation."— Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Meet the Author

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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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I went to Naropa and like the person before me said, Trungpa had some baggage. And I didn enjoy some of his other books, but this one is pure dharma.  If you have been practicing a while this book is amazing to refocus your goals, and the reasons behind those goals. I also think that the previous poster should read the book before passing judgment. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a slightly left of fundamental Christian, yet when I reviewed the summary of this book it seemed to address issues that Christians face (or more to the point, don't face) today. It did not disappoint. I found insights and wisdom that transcend religious boundaries. It was useful to me - I would recommend to anyone for expanding their spiritual mind.
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VinnieWizard More than 1 year ago
MAYBE you should read the Wikipedia article on Trungpa. I was going to buy this book based on Danny Carey's (drummer of the band Tool) recommendation on the tool site, and I will still buy it as a representation of Tibetan Buddhism for my library. After reading about Trungpa on Wiki, I lost a little enthusiasm for buying the book. I am familiar with "Trickster" gurus such as Aleister Crowley and Carlos Castenada, and I do think there is a lot to be learned from these teachers. After encountering the info on Wiki, I feel Trungpa seems more like these kind of "crazy" teachers rather than what most people would expect from a teaching using the label of "Buddhism". I will still eventually get this, since it is a "classic".