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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
A Book

by Chögyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2002-10-22
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1570629579
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This modern spiritual classic highlights a trick we play on ourselves and offers a brighter reality: liberation by letting go of the self rather than working to improve it The Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa calls attention to the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. "The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use," he says, "even spirituality." The universal tendency is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement—the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty. Trungpa's incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from these false comforts. Featuring a new foreward by his son and lineage holder, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism has resonated with students for nearly thirty years—and remains as fresh as ever today.

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
A Book

by Chögyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2010-09-28
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0834821222
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This modern spiritual classic highlights a trick we play on ourselves and offers a brighter reality: liberation by letting go of the self rather than working to improve it The Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa calls attention to the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. "The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use," he says, "even spirituality." The universal tendency is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement—the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty. Trungpa's incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from these false comforts. Featuring a new foreward by his son and lineage holder, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism has resonated with students for nearly thirty years—and remains as fresh as ever today.

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: Cutting through spiritual materialism ; The myth of freedom ; The heart of the Buddha ; Selected writings

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: Cutting through spiritual materialism ; The myth of freedom ; The heart of the Buddha ; Selected writings
A Book

by Chögyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shares the teachings of the influential Tibetan guru who contributed largely to the development of Buddhism in the West.

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume Three

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume Three
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism; The Myth of Freedom; The Heart of the Bud dha; Selected Writings

by Chogyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2010-09-28
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 9780834821521
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teacher to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Three captures the distinctive voice that Chögyam Trungpa developed in North America in the 1970s and reflects the preoccupations among Western students of that era. It includes Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and The Myth of Freedom, the two books that put Chögyam Trungpa on the map of the American spiritual scene. The Heart of the Buddha and sixteen articles and forewords complete this volume.

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: Cutting through spiritual materialism ; The myth of freedom ; The heart of the Buddha ; Selected writings

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: Cutting through spiritual materialism ; The myth of freedom ; The heart of the Buddha ; Selected writings
A Book

by Chögyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in ten volumes the writings of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism-the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Three captures the distinctive voice that Chögyam Trungpa developed in North America in the 1970s and reflects the preoccupations among Western students of that era. It includes Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and The Myth of Freedom, the two books that put Chögyam Trungpa on the map of the American spiritual scene. The Heart of the Buddha and sixteen articles and forewords complete this volume.

The Mishap Lineage

The Mishap Lineage
Transforming Confusion into Wisdom

by Chogyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2009-07-14
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780834821248
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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All of us experience obstacles as part of our journey, in life and on the spiritual path. In many cases, we think of them as purely something unpleasant to overcome, or as a mistake that needs correcting. Here, Chögyam Trungpa takes a radically different approach to such obstacles, teaching that unexpected chaos, confusion, and emotional upheavals can actually be used as fuel for the journey—an energy that can transform confusion into sanity and wisdom. He illustrates this transformative principle through telling the lively history of the Trungpa tulkus (a lineage within the Kagyü tradition of Tibetan Buddhism), of which he was the eleventh incarnation. Trungpa referred to his lineage as the "Mishap Lineage" because of the ups and downs and colorful lives that were typical of his predecessors, and true of his own life as well. The stories of the Trungpas are seen as a guide for the practitioner’s journey and help us to understand how important lineage and community remain for us today.

The Essential Chogyam Trungpa

The Essential Chogyam Trungpa
A Book

by Carolyn Rose Gimian

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 1999-08-31
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780834821323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Crazy Wisdom

Crazy Wisdom
A Book

by Chogyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2001-11-13
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0834821311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chögyam Trungpa describes "crazy wisdom" as an innocent state of mind that has the quality of early morning—fresh, sparkling, and completely awake. This fascinating book examines the life of Padmasambhava—the revered Indian teacher who brought Buddhism to Tibet—to illustrate the principle of crazy wisdom. From this profound point of view, spiritual practice does not provide comfortable answers to pain or confusion. On the contrary, painful emotions can be appreciated as a challenging opportunity for new discovery. In particular, the author discusses meditation as a practical way to uncover one's own innate wisdom.

First Thought Best Thought

First Thought Best Thought
A Book

by Chogyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2001-05-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780834821330
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here is a unique contribution to the field of poetry: a new collection of works by America's foremost Buddhist meditation master, Chögyam Trungpa. These poems and songs—most of which were written since his arrival in the United States in 1970—combine a background in classical Tibetan poetry with Trungpa's intuitive insight into the spirit of America, a spirit that is powerfully evoked in his use of colloquial metaphor and contemporary imagery. Most of the poems were originally written in English—clearly the result of the author's own perceptions of new forms and media offered to him by a different culture. Each poem has its own insight and power, which come from a skillful blend of traditional Asian subtlety and precision combined with a thoroughly modern vernacular. Several of the author's calligraphies accompany the collection.

Illusion's Game

Illusion's Game
The Life and Teaching of Naropa

by Chogyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 1994-06-28
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0834821362
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In what he calls a "200 percent potent" teaching, Chögyam Trungpa reveals how the spiritual path is a raw and rugged "unlearning" process that draws us away from the comfort of conventional expectations and conceptual attitudes toward a naked encounter with reality. The tantric paradigm for this process is the story of the Indian master Naropa (1016–1100), who is among the enlightened teachers of the Kagyu lineage of the Tibetan Buddhism. Naropa was the leading scholar at Nalanda, the Buddhist monastic university, when he embarked upon the lonely and arduous path to enlightenment. After a series of daunting trials, he was prepared to receive the direct transmission of the awakened state of mind from his guru, Tilopa. Teachings that he received, including those known as the six doctrines of Naropa, have been passed down in the lineages of Tibetan Buddhism for a millennium. Trungpa's commentary shows the relevance of Naropa's extraordinary journey for today's practitioners who seek to follow the spiritual path. Naropa's story makes it possible to delineate in very concrete terms the various levels of spiritual development that lead to the student's readiness to meet the teacher's mind. Trungpa thus opens to Western students of Buddhism the path of devotion and surrender to the guru as the embodiment and representative of reality.

Born in Tibet

Born in Tibet
A Book

by Chogyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2000-10-10
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780834821309
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chögyam Trungpa—meditation master, scholar, and artist—was identified at the age of only thirteen months as a major tulku, or reincarnation of an enlightened teacher. As the eleventh in the teaching lineage known as the Trungpa tulkus, he underwent a period of intensive training in meditation, philosophy, and fine arts, receiving full ordination as a monk in 1958 at the age of eighteen. The following year, the Chinese Communists invaded Tibet, and the young Trungpa spent many harrowing months trekking over the Himalayas, narrowly escaping capture. Trungpa's account of his experiences as a young monk, his duties as the abbot and spiritual head of a great monastery, and his moving relationships with his teachers offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of a Tibetan lama. The memoir concludes with his daring escape from Tibet to India. In an epilogue, he describes his emigration to the West, where he encountered many people eager to learn about the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume 9

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume 9
True Command - Glimpses of Realization - Shambhala Warrior Slogans - The Teacup and the Skullcup - Smile at Fear - The Mishap Lineage - Selected Writings

by Chogyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2017-10-05
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN : 161180390X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Volume nine includes five books published between 2003 and 2009, a set of cards that present the Shambhala warrior slogans, and eighteen articles and interviews, all from 1983 or earlier. The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in ten volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa’s vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Nine contains an extremely diverse group of teachings. It includes both early and later talks, from an article published in 1966 in India to books published in the new millennium to material from a set of cards that present the Shambhala warrior slogans. The subject matter ranges from Zen to dharma art, from Shambhala politics to Vajrayana buddhadharma. The selected writings in this book are articles from before Chögyam Trungpa’s death in 1987 and include two interviews and several previously unpublished pieces.

Shambhala

Shambhala
The Sacred Path of the Warrior

by Chogyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2019-06-04
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1611806925
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The classic guide to enlightened living that first presented the Buddhist path of the warrior to Western readers—with a new foreword and cover presentation. This timeless classic presents a vision of basic human wisdom that synchronizes the mind and body—what Chögyam Trungpa called the sacred path of the warrior. This discipline embodies characteristics that many cultures, regions, and spiritual traditions throughout time have found valuable. The sacred warrior conquers the world not through violence or aggression but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge, discovering the basic goodness of human life and radiating that goodness out into the world for the peace and sanity of others. That’s what the Shambhala teachings are all about, and this is the book that has been presenting them to a wide and appreciative audience for more than thirty years. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume 10

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume 10
Work, Sex, Money - Mindfulness in Action - Devotion and Crazy Wisdom - Selected Writings

by Chogyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2017-10-05
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN : 1611803918
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Volume ten includes Chögyam Trungpa's three most recent books and many selected writings. The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in ten volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa’s vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Ten begins with Chögyam Trungpa’s three most recent books: Work, Sex, Money, Mindfulness in Action, and Devotion and Crazy Wisdom. The first two books in the volume emphasize the importance of meditation in action and bringing awareness, mindfulness, intentionality, and a sense of the sacred into everyday life. The third book explores devotion and discusses mutual commitment and surrendering between teacher and student. The selected writings in this volume range from older articles originally published in the Vajradhatu Sun to recently edited articles, including several that have not yet appeared in print. Overall, these articles show us how Trungpa Rinpoche worked deeply and directly with many interest groups and subsections of the community, and how he infused each situation with dharma, taking every opportunity to present essential teachings.

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume One

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume One
Born in Tibet; Meditation in Action; Mudra; Selected Writings

by Chogyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2010-09-28
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9780834821507
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume One contains Trungpa's early writings in Great Britain, including Born in Tibet (1966), the memoir of his youth and training; Meditation in Action (1969), a classic on the practice of meditation; and Mudra (1972), a collection of verse. Among the selected articles from the 1960s and '70s are early teachings on compassion and the bodhisattva path. Other articles contain unique information on the history of Buddhism in Tibet; an exposition of teachings of dzogchen with the earliest meditation instruction by Trungpa Rinpoche ever to appear in print; and an intriguing discussion of society and politics, which may be the first recorded germ of the Shambhala teachings.

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: Crazy wisdom ; Illusion's game: the life and teachings of Naropa ; The life of Marpa the Translator (excerpts) ; The rain of wisdom (excerpts) ; The Sadhana of Mahamudra (excerpts) ; Selected writers

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: Crazy wisdom ; Illusion's game: the life and teachings of Naropa ; The life of Marpa the Translator (excerpts) ; The rain of wisdom (excerpts) ; The Sadhana of Mahamudra (excerpts) ; Selected writers
A Book

by Chögyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in ten volumes the writings of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism-the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Three captures the distinctive voice that Chögyam Trungpa developed in North America in the 1970s and reflects the preoccupations among Western students of that era. It includes Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and The Myth of Freedom, the two books that put Chögyam Trungpa on the map of the American spiritual scene. The Heart of the Buddha and sixteen articles and forewords complete this volume.

Orderly Chaos

Orderly Chaos
The Mandala Principle

by Chogyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 1991-11-19
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9780834821439
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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According to the mandala principle, a prominent feature of tantric Buddhism, all phenomena are part of one reality. Whether good or bad, happy or sad, clear or obscure, everything is interrelated and reflects a single totality. As Chögyam Trungpa explains in this work, from the perspective of the mandala principle, existence is orderly chaos. There is chaos and confusion because everything happens by itself, without any external ordering principle. At the same time, whatever happens expresses order and intelligence, wakeful energy and precision. Through meditative practices associated with the mandala principle, the opposites of experience—confusion and enlightenment, chaos and order, pain and pleasure—are revealed as inseparable parts of a total vision of reality.

The Heart of the Buddha

The Heart of the Buddha
A Book

by Chogyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 1991-08-06
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780834821255
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The Heart of the Buddha, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa presents the basic teachings of Buddhism as they relate to everyday life. The book is divided into three parts. In "Personal Journey," the author discusses the open, inquisitive, and good-humored qualities of the "heart of the Buddha," an "enlightened gene" that everyone possesses. In "Stages on the Path," he presents the three vehicles—Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—that carry the Buddhist practitioner toward enlightenment. In "Working with Others," he describes the direct application of Buddhist teachings to topics as varied as relationships, drinking, children, and money. The Heart of the Buddha reflects Trungpa’s great appreciation for Western culture and deep understanding of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which enabled him to teach Westerners in an effective, contemporary way.

Glimpses of the Profound

Glimpses of the Profound
Four Short Works

by Chogyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2016-05-17
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0834840146
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At the beginning of his North American teaching career, Chögyam Trungpa conducted five pivotal seminars on various dharmic topics. The teachings from these seminars—originally published as four separate volumes and including Q&A—are now available in this single volume: • "Glimpses of Mahayana," on the discovery and characteristics of buddha nature • "Glimpses of Shunyata," on the central mahayana teaching of emptiness • "Glimpses of Space," on the inseparability of the vastness of the feminine principle and the dynamism of the masculine principle • "Glimpses of Realization," on the three bodies of enlightenment (dharmakaya, sambhogakaya, nirmanakaya) In these short, penetrating talks and lively exchanges with his early Western students, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche presents the essential teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in a direct and experiential way. The talks resonated intensely with his audiences when they were given, and they continue to inspire those who wish to look further into the profundity of human experience. This collection provides direct glimpses of the possibility of liberation, the opening of the human heart, and the awakening of one’s true potential.

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: True command ; Glimpses of realization ; The Shambhala warrier slogans ; The teacup and the scullcup ; Smile at fear ; The mishap lineage ; Selected writings

The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: True command ; Glimpses of realization ; The Shambhala warrier slogans ; The teacup and the scullcup ; Smile at fear ; The mishap lineage ; Selected writings
A Book

by Chögyam Trungpa

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in ten volumes the writings of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism-the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Three captures the distinctive voice that Chögyam Trungpa developed in North America in the 1970s and reflects the preoccupations among Western students of that era. It includes Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and The Myth of Freedom, the two books that put Chögyam Trungpa on the map of the American spiritual scene. The Heart of the Buddha and sixteen articles and forewords complete this volume.