Chögyam Trungpa

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Chögyam Trungpa (1939–1987) was a Tibetan Buddhist scholar, author, and meditation master teacher and is recognized as a leading influence in the spread of Buddhist teachings in the West. He established Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist university in North America, as well as Shambhala International, an organization of more than two hundred meditation centers worldwide. He authored many bestselling books on meditation and spiritual practice, including Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior and Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism.

The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation

Chögyam Trungpa’s in-depth exploration of the Four Noble Truths—the foundational Buddhist teaching about the origin of suffering and its cessation—emphasizes their profound relevance not just as an inspiration when we set out on the path, but at every other moment of our lives as well, showin...

Facing Yourself

You are a warrior when you have the bravery to face who you are, without fear, embarassment, or denial. This warriorship is the basis of the spiritual path, says Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Through the practice of sitting meditation, the warrior discovers basic goodness.

Journey Without Goal: The Tantric Wisdom of the Buddha

Based on the author’s talks at Naropa University, this volume introduces the reader to the principles of tantra, based on the practice of meditation, which leads to the discovery of egolessness.

Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.

The Tender Heart of the Warrior

The ground of fearlessness, says Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, is renouncing hard-heartedness and allowing ourselves to be tender, sad, and fully present.

The Future Is Open: Good Karma, Bad Karma, and Beyond Karma

Karma has become a popular term in the West, often connected with somewhat naive or deterministic ideas of rebirth and reincarnation or equated with views of morality and guilt. Chögyam Trungpa unpacks this intriguing but misunderstood topic.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

According to the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, spirituality means relating with the working basis of one’s existence, which is one’s state of mind. The method for beginning to relate directly with mind is the practice of mindfulness.

We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.

The Heart of the Buddha: Entering the Tibetan Buddhist Path

In The Heart of the Buddha, Chögyam Trungpa examines the basic teachings of Buddhism and places them within the context of daily life.

The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology

More and more mental health professionals are discovering the rich tradition of Buddhist psychology and integrating its insights into their work with clients.


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