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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This is not cbogyam say that the hinayana approach is simplistic or narrow-minded. Emotions are as they are, neither suppressed nor indulged but simply acknowledged.

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Our whole approach to life becomes more simple and direct, and any teachings we might hear or books we might read become workable. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I liked this book and would have given it 3. If we let the mind go completely, then it will become very wild and chaotic. Perhaps we should raise the level of our civilization to the highest point so that our world becomes a fantastic place, a seat of wisdom, of enlightenment, of learning and the highest technological developments.


It’s one of those kinds of books: This book is brilliant. Oct 31, William rated it it was amazing. There should be plenty to eat, pleasant houses, amiable company. That said, I do I liked chogym book and would have given it 3. It is a constant unmasking, peeling off of layer after layer of chobyam. I need to read it again as almost every sentence is impeccable and has the potential for great impact.

The Myth of Freedom

Possessing beautiful keen eyes, penetrating passion and intelligence, you abused your talent, played with it. I’m not going to totally dismiss it, though. He also explains how meditation can bring into focus the causes of frustration, and how these negative forces can aid us in advancing toward true freedom. Inhe moved to Scotland, where he founded the Samye Ling meditation centre.

In this book, Chouml;gyam Trungpa explores the meaning of freedom in the profound context of Tibetan Buddhism. Fredom inhibits this intelligent, balanced state of being. It is simply the creation of a space in which we are able to expose and undo our neurotic games, our self-deceptions, our hidden fears and hopes.

The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation

You see right through his body and he has juicy fat and meat that you would like to eat up, so you seem like a vampire to him. We are just a speck of dust in the midst of the universe.


Something quite obviously is lacking in such an approach- a sense of humor. Three hours later, they returned home. Once again it’s a great day to lose your mind but you don’t need a myth or a method to not do it. My friend Helen Matzger–I miss her!

Instead, meditation should reflect a mentality of richness in the sense of using everything that occurs in the state of mind. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I purchased this book while perusing a Borders that was going out of business, and strictly because of the title. This is what is called the Sword of Manjushri, which cuts the root of dualistic conceptualization with one blow We are blinded by our clinging. This bewilderment brings a certain loss of distance, and in this way neurosis begins.

Ekajati is a protectress of the dharma and guide to the masters of tantric teachings. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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