By Chögyam Trungpa

This compelling choice of essays, talks, and seminars by way of Chögyam Trungpa offers the fundamental teachings of Buddhism as they relate to way of life. The ebook is split into 3 components. In "Personal Journey," the writer discusses the traits of openness, inquisitiveness, and reliable humor that signify the enlightened Buddha-nature in every body. In "Stages at the Path," he offers the 3 vehicles—Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—that hold the Buddhist practitioner towards enlightenment. In "Working with Others," he describes the direct software of Buddhist teachings in such parts as relationships, young ones, and funds. Chögyam Trungpa's nice appreciation of Western tradition mixed together with his deep realizing of the Tibetan culture makes those teachings uniquely obtainable to Western readers.

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So each serves to complement and enrich the others. WORKING WITH OTHERS The insights gained through the formal practice of meditation can be applied to the variety of circumstances we encounter in our day-to-day lives. So daily life is not rejected, or viewed as simply a distraction to our “spiritual” practice. Instead, by joining practice and ordinary life, the entirety of our experience is seen as valuable and, in fact, sacred. Although classically trained in the ancient tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, Trungpa Rinpoche was immensely interested in the workings of modern society and in the social implications of the Buddhist teachings.

2. Intellect and Intuition 3. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness 4. Devotion PART TWO: STAGES ON THE PATH 5. Taking Refuge 6. Bodhisattva Vow 7. Sacred Outlook: The Practice of Vajrayogini PART THREE: WORKING WITH OTHERS 8. Relationship 9. Acknowledging Death 10. Alcohol as Medicine or Poison 11. Practice and Basic Goodness: A Talk for Children 12. Dharma Poetics 13. Green Energy 14. Manifesting Enlightenment APPENDIXES The Bön Way of Life The Vajrayogini Shrine List of Sources About Chögyam Trungpa Index Acknowledgments I WOULD LIKE TO thank the many people who worked on the development of the articles included in this book.

Others see it as a benevolent way to develop power over others. Still others say the point of spirituality is to acquire magical powers so we can change our bad world into a good world or purify the world through miracles. It seems that all of these points of view are irrelevant to the Buddhist approach. According to the buddhadharma, spirituality means relating with the working basis of one’s existence, which is one’s state of mind. There is a problem with one’s basic life, one’s basic being. This problem is that we are involved in a continual struggle to survive, to maintain our position.

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