The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation has ratings and 80 reviews . Jason said: For starters, this is not a book for reading only; instead. Chögyam Trungpa’s unique ability to express the essence of Buddhist teachings in the language and imagery of modern American culture makes his books. Freedom is generally thought of as the ability to achieve goal and satisfy desires. But what are the sources of these goals and desires? If they arise from.

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But if any doubt presents itself, if you begin to feel threatened by some abstract possibility, although your communication is going beautifully at the time, then you are sowing the seed of paranoia and regarding the communication purely as ego entertainment.

Aug 01, Chris Lemig rated it really liked it. Interesting, although the author has some very dubious flaws of his own. When there is a fundamental openness in a relationship, being faithful, in the sense of real trust, happens automatically; it is a natural situation. Only easterner I have ever read who took the time to really understand the mind of the western mental operating system. You would not investigate further.

I think people have the idea that, if only they could get away from the hustle and bustle of life, then they could really get into some sort of contemplative practice up in the mountains or at the seashore. Bu Americans appreciate the little details–how you use your bowl and how you eat consciously in zazen posture. It is incredibly rich with wisdom. It’s one of those kinds of books: Alternately, I feel a home in them and then just as easily, I feel like the biggest fool who doesn’t understand anything.


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As it stands, I’ll go with 3. It is a vehicle without a reverse gear. As for me, I guess you could say that I never left. It is very disappointing to realize that we must work on ourselves and our suffering rather than depend upon a savior or the magical power of yogic techniques.

He is the author of numerous books including Shambhala: Treading the spiritual path is painful. Some of the the chapters on guru devotion and tantra the last two chapters spoke to me less, as at least at this point, I am not as interested in these practices and devotion. For example, the boredom one can experience when beginning to meditate.

That said, I do think this book has great value for anyone interested in Buddhism and meditation.

I have to record some quotations from this one for future reference! With plenty oc questions and handmade gifts, the children approached him, and they had a wonderful encounter.

We expect the teachings to solve all our problems; we expect to be provided with magical means to deal with our depressions, our aggressions, our sexual hangups. I liked this book and would have given it 3.

Meditation practice brings our neuroses to the surface rather than hiding them at the bottom of our minds. So we let the mind go, but at the same time there is some discipline involved. It is a profound distillation of Buddhist truths expressed in the xi.


Lists with This Book. If you like Trungpa Rinpoche’s style even a little bit, please read this important book. In that way, he would both preserve the insights of his culture and bring Buddhist philosophy to the benefit of humanity at large. Don’t meditate because you want to grow as a person; myt because it’s the only honest approach to existence. This attempt to cling to the situation makes the communication process superficial. The highland mountains and valleys are beautiful, But having never seen the lowlands, I am stupid.

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We must allow ourselves to be disappointed, which means the surrendering of me-ness, my 8. And the simplicity of narrowness also brings an open attitude toward life situations, because we realize that there is no escape of any kind and give in to being right on the spot. You dance with reality, freesom with apparent phenomena. So the precise awareness of details leads into an openness to the complex totality of situations.

As the years go by, I gradually become more and more at home in this world with its inevitable ups and downs. From moment to moment, birth, suffering, and death take place.

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