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According to the Buddha, no one can attain basic sanity or enlightenment without practicing meditation. The teachings given here on the outlook and technique of meditation provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did. Trungpa teaches us to let go of the urge to make meditation serve our ambition; thus we can relax into openness. We are shown how the deliberate practice of mindfulness develops into contrived awareness, and we discover the world of insight that awareness reveals....
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Overview

According to the Buddha, no one can attain basic sanity or enlightenment without practicing meditation. The teachings given here on the outlook and technique of meditation provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did. Trungpa teaches us to let go of the urge to make meditation serve our ambition; thus we can relax into openness. We are shown how the deliberate practice of mindfulness develops into contrived awareness, and we discover the world of insight that awareness reveals. We learn of a subtle psychological stage set that we carry with us everywhere and unwittingly use to structure all our experience—and we find that meditation gradually carries us beyond this and beyond ego altogether to the experience of unconditioned freedom.

Published now for the first time, the teachings given here on basic meditation, Shamatha and vipashyana, mindfulness and awareness, provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did. Chogyam Trungpa was renowned as master of meditation and for his unique gift for teaching the Dharma to Westerners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877739708
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Series: Dharma Ocean Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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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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