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Title:
Chogyam Trungpa: His Life and Vision
Author:
Fabrice Midal
ISBN:
159030098X
Format:
pdf / epub / fb2
Genre:
Buddhism Books
Language:
English
ePub size:
1559 kb
pdf size:
1728 kb
Fabrice Midal, by steering his way between conventional Western biography and traditional Tibetan hagiography, has succeeded in painting a detailed portrait of Chgyam Trungpa, the unconventional Tibetan lama, who is regarded as one of the most influential forces in spreading Buddhism to the West. Although Trungpa appeared to be a modern teacher at first glance, he was really one of the most traditional teachers because of his radical emphasis on the source: the root practice of sitting meditation..Ch?gyam Trungpa is virtually synonymous with the transmission of Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Over the course of his seventeen-year teaching career in North America, Trungpa ushered in a radically new approach to spirituality-both rooted in the ancient wisdom of the buddhadharma and thoroughly situated in the contemporary world. His teachings, grounded in what he called the "Shambhala vision," focused on the development of an enlightened society through the transformation of ordinary, everyday life into sacred activity. Steering between Western biography and traditional Tibetan hagiography, Fabrice Midal takes you on a soaring journey through Trungpa's life and teachings. Touching on all of the most momentous events, this series of glimpses into Ch?gyam Trungpa's world provides a rare view on the formation of Trungpa's thought and the remarkable body of teachings and writings that remain as his legacy. Included are accounts of: * Ch?gyam Trungpa's education in Tibet under the tutelage of great tantric masters, like Jamg?n Kongtr?l of Sechen and Khenpo Gangshar * The founding of landmark centers for Buddhist practice and education, such as the Naropa Institute (now Naropa University), Karm? Ch?ling, and the Rocky Mountain Dharma Center (now the Shambhala Mountain Center) * Trungpa's historic meeting with the sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa in 1974, the first-ever visit of the Karmapa to America * Behind-the-scenes stories of Trungpa's most treasured writings, including Meditation in Action , Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism , and Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior * And much moreFabrice Midal, by steering his way between conventional Western biography and traditional Tibetan hagiography, has succeeded in painting a detailed portrait of Chgyam Trungpa, the unconventional Tibetan lama, who is regarded as one of the most influential forces in spreading Buddhism to the West


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