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Training the Mind

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This book presents a series of traditional Buddhist slogans to be used as a study aid for practitioners of meditation.

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The fifty-nine provocative slogans presented here—each with a commentary by the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa—have been used by Tibetan Buddhists for eight centuries to help meditation students remember and focus on important principles and practices of mind training. They emphasize meeting the ordinary situations of life with intelligence and compassion under all circumstances.

Slogans include, "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Be grateful to everyone," and "Always maintain only a joyful mind."


Master of meditation, "crazy wisdom" guru, social visionary, author, artist, poet — Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939 – 1987) founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and Vajradhatu, an international association of meditation centers (now known under the name Shambhala International).

To this day, Trungpa is still widely regarded as being "one of the four foremost popularizers of Eastern spirituality" in the West in the twentieth century—the other three being Ram Dass, D. T. Suzuki and Alan Watts. Others such as the Buddhist scholar Kenneth Rexroth, though, have offered a less complimentary perspective: "Many believe Chögyam Trungpa has unquestionably done more harm to Buddhism in the United States than any man living."

Author Trungpa, Chogyam
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 276 pp.
Publisher Shambhala Publications 1993
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