Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness

ISBN-10: 1590300513

ISBN-13: 9781590300510

Edition: 1993

Authors: Ch�gyam Trungpa, Judith L. Lief

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For many centuries Tibetan Buddhists have employed slogans to help them develop clarity, intelligence and compassion in all circumstances. In this book, Tibetan meditation master Chogyam Trungpa offers this revolutionary practice to Westerners.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
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 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.

Editor's Preface
The Preliminaries, Which Are a Basis for Dharma Practice
First, train in the preliminaries
The Main Practice, Which Is Training in Bodhichitta
Regard all dharmas as dreams
Examine the nature of unborn awareness
Self-liberate even the antidote
Rest in the nature of alaya, the essence
In postmeditation, be a child of illusion
Sending and taking should be practiced alternately. These two should ride the breath
Three objects, three poisons, and three seeds of virtue
In all activities, train with slogans
Begin the sequence of sending and taking with yourself
Transformation of Bad Circumstances into the Path of Enlightenment
When the world is filled with evil, Transform all mishaps into the path of bodhi
Drive all blames into one
Be grateful to everyone
Seeing confusion as the four kayas. Is unsurpassable shunyata protection
Four practices are the best of methods
Whatever you meet unexpectedly, join with meditation
Showing the Utilization of Practice in One's Whole Life
Practice the five strengths, The condensed heart instructions
The mahayana instruction for ejection of consciousness at death Is the five strengths: how you conduct yourself is important
Evaluation of Mind Training
All dharma agrees at one point
Of the two witnesses, hold the principal one
Always maintain only a joyful mind
If you can practice even when distracted, you are well trained
Disciplines of Mind Training
Always abide by the three basic principles
Change your attitude, but remain natural
Don't talk about injured limbs
Don't ponder others
Work with the greatest defilements first
Abandon any hope of fruition
Abandon poisonous food
Don't be so predictable
Don't malign others
Don't wait in ambush
Don't bring things to a painful point
Don't transfer the ox's load to the cow
Don't try to be the fastest
Don't act with a twist
Don't make gods into demons
Don't seek others' pain as the limbs of your own happiness
Guidelines of Mind Training
All activities should be done with one intention
Correct all wrongs with one intention
Two activities: one at the beginning, one at the end
Whichever of the two occurs, be patient
Observe these two, even at the risk of your life
Train in the three difficulties
Take on the three principal causes
Pay heed that the three never wane
Keep the three inseparable
Train without bias in all areas. It is crucial always to do this pervasively and wholeheartedly
Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment
Don't be swayed by external circumstances
This time, practice the main points
Don't misinterpret
Don't vacillate
Train wholeheartedly
Liberate yourself by examining and analyzing
Don't wallow in self-pity
Don't be jealous
Don't be frivolous
Don't expect applause
Concluding Verses
The Forty-six Ways in Which a Bodhisattva Fails
Transliterations of Tibetan Names and Terms
About the Slogan Cards
About the Author
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