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Orderly Chaos The Mandala Principle

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ISBN-10: 0877736367

ISBN-13: 9780877736363

Edition: 1991

Authors: Ch�gyam Trungpa

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According to the mandala principle, a prominent feature of tantric Buddhism, all phenomena are part of one reality. Whether good or bad, happy or sad, clear or obscure, everything is interrelated and reflects a single totality. As Chouml;gyam Trungpa explains in this work, from the perspective of the mandala principle, existence is orderly chaos. There is chaos and confusion because everything happens by itself, without any external ordering principle. At the same time, whatever happens expresses order and intelligence, wakeful energy and precision. Through meditative practices associated with the mandala principle, the opposites of experience-confusion and enlightenment, chaos and order,…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/19/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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…