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Transcending Madness: The Experience of the Six Bardos (Dharma Ocean)

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The Tibetan word bardo is usually associated with life after death. Here, Chögyam Trungpa discusses bardo in a very different sense: as the peak experience of any given moment. Our experience of the present moment is always colored by one of six psychological states: the god realm (bliss), the jealous god realm (jealousy and lust for entertainment), the human realm (passio ...more
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Published September 28th 2010 by Shambhala Publications, Inc. (first published September 8th 1992)
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Scott Ford
Jan 16, 2016 Scott Ford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is not a place to begin with Buddhist perspective via Shambhala. Dense isn't quite the word. Involved is more appropriate. Transcending Madness represents a perspective of Buddhist psychology, which is truly interesting. But this is more of what is wrong in our heads. So much of what Chogyam Trungpa wrote is uplifting. While an important read, not a great place to be introduced to the world of Buddhism.
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May 12, 2014 Claire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Illuminating - one framework to "find"/"see" "your self" in every moment. I hesitate to say this is a Trungpa must read - only because I think that about the majority of texts - but this is. The Bardo teachings are found very prominently in all traditions of Buddhism, so this text will not be a waste to anyone vaguely interested in these teachings.
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Interesting expansion of the idea of the bardos
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Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Tibetan: ཆོས་ རྒྱམ་ དྲུང་པ་ Wylie: Chos rgyam Drung pa; also known as Dorje Dradul of Mukpo, Surmang Trungpa, after his monastery, or Chökyi Gyatso, of which Chögyam is an abbreviation) was a Buddhist meditation master, scholar, teacher, poet, and artist. He was the 11th descendent in the line of Trungpa tulkus of the Kagyü school of Tibetan Buddhism. He was al ...more
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