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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The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation

If they arise from ignorance, habitual patterns, and negative emotions-psychologically destructive elements that actually enslave us-is the freedom to pursue them true freedom or just a myth? That is when I became the student of this ordinary extraordinary man.

It is disappointing to realize that we have to give up our expectations rather than build on the basis of our preconceptions. This bewilderment brings a certain loss of distance, and in this way neurosis begins. Chogyam Trungpa does not spell things out in simple terms or give examples very often. This is among the most challenging books I have read. At the same time our situation is very spacious, very beautiful and workable.

Once again it’s a great day to lose your mind but you don’t need a my I suppose this book was planted one of the first seeds in my heart that I trunpga run out of religions I could trust.


The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation by Chögyam Trungpa

The highland mountains and valleys are beautiful, But having never seen the lowlands, I am stupid. Jul 18, Erik Akre rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: We must begin our practice by walking the narrow path of simplicity, the hinayana path, before we can walk upon the open highway of compassionate action, the mahayana path. There is a constant sense of paranoia and limitation.

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Like those other activities, though, meditation in this context the basic practice of sitting with oneself and familiarizing oneself with the neurosis and clarity that make up the mind is essential to a life fully lived. Usually religions speak of beauty, song, ecstasy, bliss.

Granted these similarities, The Myth of Freedom covers significantly different ground from Cutting Through. So we acknowledge what we are rather than try to hide from our problems and irritations. Also a good section on “working with people” that speaks to compassionate action. You have to go back and re-read. No trivia or quizzes yet. This captive energy extends out to its object and then returns to be programmed again.

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. In any relationship in which the ego is involved, a love relationship or any other, there is always the danger of turning against your og.

Once you begin to try to satisfy the audience’s desire for entertainment, you constantly bend down and bend down and bend down, until the whole thing becomes absurd. If we try to control the mind, then its energy will rebound back on us.


It involves cyogyam after insult. This is what is called the Sword of Manjushri, which cuts the root of dualistic conceptualization with one blow To our delight, we were invited to visit him there.

Gotta take a break tgungpa read some other stuff! Feb 04, j. He is the source of several important lineages of Buddhism in Tibet. The goal is also the technique. You do not have to create the whole situation; you just watch it, work with it and learn to dance with it.

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.

Trungpa definitely takes the “romance” out of spiritual practice and reveals it to be as mundane as going to work, eating dinner, or taking a bath.

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Three hours later, they returned home. To someone who has been a more integrated part of the Buddhist culture, I’m sure he has much more meaning. Suppose you see right through someone and that person does not want you to see right through and becomes horrified with you and runs away. As always, Trungpa Rinpoche’s style is patient, clear and concise.