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Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala

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In Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Ch?gyam Trungpa offers an inspiring and practical guide to enlightened living based on the Shambhala journey of warriorship, a secular path taught internationally through the Shambhala Training program.

Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala is a continuation of that path. Shambhala was an exploration of human goodness and its potential to create an enlightened society?a state that the author calls "nowness." And in that spirit of...

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Overview

In Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Chögyam Trungpa offers an inspiring and practical guide to enlightened living based on the Shambhala journey of warriorship, a secular path taught internationally through the Shambhala Training program.

Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala is a continuation of that path. Shambhala was an exploration of human goodness and its potential to create an enlightened society—a state that the author calls "nowness." And in that spirit of nowness, Great Eastern Sun —which is accessible to meditators and nonmeditators alike—centers on the question, "Since we're here, how are we going to live from now on?"

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"As a loving and grateful student of Chögyam Trungpa, the Dorje Dradul of Mukpo, I am delighted that these wonderful teachings—which have so profoundly influenced and shaped my life—are now available to benefit others. May countless people have the good fortune to read this book."—Pema Chodrön, author of When Things Fall Apart

"With brilliance and good will, Chögyam Trungpa illuminates the dharma of wise society. He invites all of good heart to find a dignity in their human experience that joins together heaven and earth."—Jack Kornfield, author of After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570628184
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/17/2001
  • Edition description: 1 PBK ED
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 887,070
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Illustrations xi
List of Poems xiii
Foreword xv
Preface xvii
Prologue: The Kingdom, the Cocoon, the Great Eastern Sun 1
Part 1 Profound
Primordial Stroke
1 A Dot in the Open Sky 17
2 Working with Early Morning Depression 26
3 Overcoming Physical Materialism 37
The Primordial Dot
4 The Cosmic Sneeze 53
5 Discipline in the Four Seasons 61
6 Mirrorlike Wisdom 70
Part 2 Brilliant
Sacred Existence: Joining Heaven and Earth
7 Sacredness: Natural Law and Order 83
8 The King of Basic Goodness 92
9 How to Cultivate the Great Eastern Sun 104
Part 3 Just
The Passion to Be
10 Blamelessness: How to Love Yourself 117
11 Attaining the Higher Realms 126
12 The Big No 136
Fearless Relaxation
13 Aloneness and the Seven Virtues of the Higher Realms 148
14 The King of the Four Seasons 161
Part 4 Powerful
The Warrior's Cry
15 The Basic Gasp of Goodness 171
16 Helping Others 174
17 Transmission 185
Part 5 All-Victorious
The Warrior's Smile
18 A Question of Heart 191
19 The Mukpo Clan 195
20 Beyond Depression 203
21 The Great Eastern Sun: The Dot in Space 208
Epilogue 211
Afterword 215
Glossary 233
Sources 241
Author's Notes 245
Resources 249
Books by Chogyam Trungpa 251
Index 253
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2000

    Great Eastern Sun Shines

    This long awaited extension of and companion to The Sacred Path of the Warrior, also by Chogyam Trungpa, continues to present genuine openheartedness to the reader with simple brilliance. The brilliance not only shines from these profound, insightful and extraordinary teachings but comes from the clarity, lucidity and generosity of Chogyam Trungpa, his fearlessness and forward looking view applied to the human condition. Trungpa views the human condition that contains suffering, appreciation, gentleness, creativeness and joy as full of richness and uplifted potential for individuals, society and it workings. This book goes beyond psychology and philosphy into our natural experiences as human beings.

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