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Meditation in Action

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This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation.

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He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action - generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity and wisdom - revealing that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom: the ability to see clearly into situations and deal with them skillfully, without the self-consciousness connected with ego. This is the first comprehensive book by Trungpa published in English. It remains one of the core sources of his teaching on the basic Buddhist journey.

“And when he has opened himself the Teacher will say a few words, which probably do not mean very much. Or perhaps he will not say anything. The important thing is to create the right situation, both on the Teacher’s part and on the pupil’s part. And when the right situation is created, then suddenly the Teacher and the pupil are not there anymore. The Teacher acts as one entrance and the pupil acts as another, and when both doors are open there is a complete Emptiness, a complete Oneness between the two.”


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 100 pp.
Publisher Shambhala Publications 1996
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