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This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. In Meditation in Action, Chögyam Trungpa teaches that meditation is based on trying to see what is, rather than trying to achieve a higher mental or physical state. Trungpa describes the life of the Buddha, emphasizing that, like the Buddha, we must find the truth for ourselves, rather than following someone else's example. Meditation in action might also be called "working meditation," for it is not a retreat from the world. Rather, it builds the foundation for tremendous compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of a person's mind or behavior. Trungpa shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life. He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action—generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity, and wisdom –revealing that through simple direct experience, one can attain real wisdom—the ability to see clearly into situations and to deal with them skillfully, without the self-consciousness connected with ego.

Synopsis:

We learn that meditation is based on trying to see what is, rather than trying to achieve a higher state. It's not a retreat from the world but builds a foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of a person's mind and behavior.

About the Author

Master of meditation, “crazy wisdom” guru, social visionary, author, artist, poet–Chögyam Trungpa (1939—1987) founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and Vajradhatu, an international association of meditation centers (now known under the name Shambhala International).

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590301593
Publisher:
Shambhala
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Author:
Trungpa, Chogyam
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Spiritual life -- Buddhism.
Series:
Shambhala Library
Publication Date:
20041116
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.04x4.54x.60 in. .44 lbs.

Related Subjects

Religion » Eastern Religions » Buddhism » Tibetan Buddhism

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"Synopsis" by , We learn that meditation is based on trying to see what is, rather than trying to achieve a higher state. It's not a retreat from the world but builds a foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of a person's mind and behavior.
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