Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Hardcover – Jan 28 2003
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"Trungpa's warrior is a most appealing figure, embodying qualities that every spiritual tradition would hold dear. The principal discipline recommended here—being genuine moment after moment—allows one to discover the magic inherent in phenomena, where the synchronization of body and mind becomes an attunement to the natural order."— Yoga Journal
"Trungpa's clear-headed vision shows us that celebrating life is based on appreciating ourselves. This book is a masterpiece of clarity and insight."— East West Journal
"Shambhala provides a clear depiction of the results and, thus, the reasons for meditation practice as a source of strength for daily living and spiritual growth."— Body, Mind & Spirit
About 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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In particular, the chapter on how to recognize and work with fear, and through that discovering the practice of fearlessness, is the core instruction that has carried me though many ups and downs. This, I believe, is the most powerful and accessible teaching available on how to not get trapped in petty, ego-driven mind.
So hey, I'm a big fan. And I'd highly recommend this book to anyone interested in a spiritual path based on mindfulness meditation.
You don't have to be a Buddhist to read or work (or play) with this material. It is strongly influenced by the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and also by the pre-Buddhist Bon traditions of Tibet. Lots of practices and ways of working with ordinary life to awaken us into appreciation of our immediate experience, and the heart that perceives it.
This book is one of the main texts of the Shambhala Training meditation program.
This gem of a book gives the road map of the warrior's path. It is a path that you will probably only recognise if you have already traveled on it. It is more of a confirmation of lessons hard won in the battle of life. No book will magically show you the sacredness, the fundamental goodness, of the cosmos. Only experience, and deep meditation on that experience will do that. To be a warrior is to achieve synchronisation with all that is. Once you have reached this state you are incapable of acting with dishonor. To do so would be contrary to Nature. Moreover, once you have achieved this synchronization of body, mind, and cosmos your will and nature seem to be One. This is when "magic" happens.
So what is a warrior? A warrior is a person without ego, a person without fear, a person who is one with all of creation- and who acts accordingly to redeem the world about him.
What is an example of such a person in today's world? Those Tibetan fighters who resisted the Chinese so well and so long were Warriors. Then the Dalai Lama told them to lay down their weapons and fight no more. These warriors would not disobey their true monarch. Nor could they submit to dehumanising rule by communist invaders. To do so would have destroyed their honor.Read more ›
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Classic of Buddhist literature for Western students. Highly recommendedPublished 8 months ago by SB
Easy to read and full of inspiration. The information is an antidote to the stressful times in which we live.Published on Sept. 13 2013 by sandra s. stavlo
The Shambhala meditation training is the best training available, and this book is the source of the training. Read morePublished on April 12 2010 by Roger Mastrude
After several years of studying Shambhala Warriorship (beginning with this book), I am still unable to reconcile Trungpa's behavior with his teachings...and probably never will. Read morePublished on July 5 2004
"In this practical guide to enlightened living, Chogyam Trungpa offers an inspiring vision for our time, based on the figure of the sacred warrior. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2003 by Kevin Kiersky
The principles that are discussed in this book are really easy to understand, and very practical. Trungpa uses examples from everyday life quite often, even such trivial acts as... Read morePublished on April 12 2003 by N. Jacobs
Many people have already reviewed this book; I only want to share this: Out of all the dozens of self-improvement texts I have read, this one stands high above all the rest in my... Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2003
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