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Lion's Roar: An Introduction to Tantra (Dharma Ocean)

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This book is based on two historic seminars of the 1970s, in which Chögyam Trungpa introduced the tantric teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to his Western students for the first time. Each seminar bore the title "The Nine Yanas." Yana, a Sanskrit word meaning "vehicle," refers to a body of doctrine and practical instruction that enables students to advance spiritually on the p

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Published September 28th 2010 by Shambhala Publications, Inc. (first published 1992)
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An essential run-down of what the Vajrayana has to offer, and what the initiatory curriculum actually is. Trungpa Rinpoche offers his unique perspective as a Tibetan born traditional monk, who decidedly took a different route, breaking away in the 60s to join the counter-culture, and teach Buddhism to American counter-culture in Seattle. He offers profound insights on drug use, sex, and other taboo topics regarding the path, and it is a great book for the curious scholar to use comparatively wit ...more
Interesting book, but quite honestly, I got tired of how we are our own problems, and the world is a crappy place.
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Great presentation of the 9 yanas of Tibetan Buddhism
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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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“Form is no different from emptiness—things do exist in their own right without your judgments, preconceptions, and so forth. [When we drop those,] we begin to see in a very direct way, a straightforward, literal way. The colors are not called red, white, blue, but they are as they are. If we don’t name them, conceptualize them, they become much redder, bluer, and whiter, and so forth. That seems to be the idea of the shunyata principle: seeing things as they are. But there is the problem of the possibility” 0 likes
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