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The Sacred Path of the Warrior

ISBN-10: 159030702X
ISBN-13: 9781590307021
Edition: 2009
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Description: A Shambhala Classics edition of the classic guide to enlightened living that first presented the Buddhist path of the warrior to Western readers. In this best-selling guide to enlightened living, Chogyam Trungpameditation master, teacher, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

A Shambhala Classics edition of the classic guide to enlightened living that first presented the Buddhist path of the warrior to Western readers. In this best-selling guide to enlightened living, Chogyam Trungpameditation master, teacher, and artistoffers an inspiring vision for our time. In ancient times, the warrior acquired a sense of courage and powernot through violence or aggression, but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge. Interpreting the warrior's journey in contemporary terms, Trungpa shows that through discovering the basic goodness of human life, the warrior learns to radiate that goodness out into the world for the peace and sanity of others.

Chogyam Trungpa was one of the most visibly active of the Tibetan Buddhist refugees to come to the West and to lay the foundation in Europe and North America for the study of the Tibetan traditions. Born the son of a farmer and considered the eleventh incarnation of Trungpa Tulku, he was given a traditional training in religious philosophy but in his teens had to be hidden from the invading Chinese. Fleeing in 1959 when the Communists invaded Tibet, he ultimately moved to Great Britain, where he studied comparative religion at Oxford University and established a Tibetan meditation center in Scotland. He moved to the United States in 1970 and established the Buddhist university, Naropa, in Colorado. Naropa became the center for seminars, many of which he cotaught with prominent American artists, scholars, and scientists. His philosophical goal was to present traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings in a new manner that would help them take root in Western soil. In that way, he would both preserve the insights of his culture and bring Buddhist philosophy to the benefit of humanity at large.

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