Author(s): Trungpa Tulku Chogyam Trungpa
This influential spiritual classic offers a presentation of Buddhist teachings accessible to seekers of any faith. Tibetan meditation master Chgyam Trungpa presents an overview of the spiritual path and warns of common mistakes along that path. He describes the problem he calls 'spiritual materialism' - strengthening our egocentricity through spiritual techniques while deceiving ourselves into thinking we are developing spiritually.
" The usefulness of this book lies in Trungpa's uncanny ability to cut right to the heart of the matter and presents his understanding of Buddhism and the way of life it teaches in a manner that is applicable to his students' living situation." Ã¢ÂÂ "Journal of the American Academy of Religion"
Chogyam Trungpa (1940-1987)--meditation master, teacher, and artist--founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books including "Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior," "Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism," and "The Myth of Freedom."