The Essential Chogyam Trungpa

The Essential Chogyam Trungpa

by Carolyn Rose Gimian, Trungpa
     
 

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Chögyam Trungpa wrote more than two dozen books on Buddhism and the Shambhala path of warriorship. The Essential Chögyam Trungpa blends excerpts from bestsellers like Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Meditation in Action, and other titles into a concise overview of Trungpa's teachings.

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Chögyam Trungpa wrote more than two dozen books on Buddhism and the Shambhala path of warriorship. The Essential Chögyam Trungpa blends excerpts from bestsellers like Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Meditation in Action, and other titles into a concise overview of Trungpa's teachings. Forty selections from fourteen different books articulate the secular path of the Shambhala warrior as well as the Buddhist path of meditation and awakening. This "new classic" vividly demonstrates Trungpa's great appreciation of Western culture which, combined with his deep understanding of the Tibetan tradition, makes these teachings uniquely accessible to contemporary readers. It will appeal to beginning students of meditation as well as seasoned readers of Eastern religion.

Editorial Reviews

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"Lucid and electrifying."— Spirit of Change
Maya Trace Borhani
This is an excellent introduction for new students, and equally valuble for the seasoned Buddhist reader.
Napra Review
Library Journal
Ch gyam Trungpa (1940-87), among the first Tibetan Buddhist lamas to bring his teaching to the West and a prolific popularizer of Eastern religion, published numerous volumes of his collected discourses, poetry, and ruminations on art. Here, editor Gimian draws from more than a dozen of Trungpa's works, including one that is forthcoming, in an effort to present "a coherent whole" expressing the essence of his teachings. In this instance, however, stringing together even chapter-length extracts obfuscates rather than clarifies an already enigmatic message. Popular collections needing greater representation of the author can choose from Trungpa's many in-print titles, such as Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Shambhala, 1995. reprint). Not recommended.--James R. Kuhlman, Univ. of North Carolina Lib., Asheville Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570624667
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.50(d)

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"Lucid and electrifying."— Spirit of Change

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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