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Chögyam Trungpa
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Heart of the Buddha (Dharma Ocean)

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compelling collection of essays, talks, and seminars by Chögyam Trungpa
presents the basic teachings of Buddhism as they relate to everyday life. The
book is divided into three parts. In "Personal Journey," the author
discusses the qualities of openness, inquisitiveness, and good humor that
characterize the enlightened Buddhanature in everyone. In "Stages on the

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Published September 28th 2010 by Shambhala Publications, Inc. (first published August 6th 1991)
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Sara Gray
Aug 29, 2012 Sara Gray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though I couldn't help but chuckle cynically at his essay on "conscious drinking," I got a lot out of this pithy collection of essays and transcribed talks. This book was especially helpful in delineating what to expect when taking the refuge and bodhisattva vows, and it allayed some fears of mine (and instigated others) about what may lay in store as I pursue the Shambhala vajrayana path further.
Feb 19, 2009 Duncan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great overview of the Shambhala Tibetan Buddhist Path.
Mar 13, 2009 Tabitha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chogyam Tringpa's books are unfathomable. I could read the same title a million times and still find something new...something I missed before. He understands human beings in the deepest way.
Nov 03, 2007 Jill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book of various dharma teachings by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
May 19, 2008 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book that let me know I had been a Buddhist all my life, only hadn't known what it was called.
Apr 10, 2009 Jason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great inspirational buddhist reading...ruminates on compassion, meditation, being in the moment always
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May 08, 2012 Seth Jacquay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last series of chapters are amazing. Each one is like a gift of wisdom.
Feb 27, 2014 Gerald rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book on what being a Shambhala Buddhist means. Written in the typical Trungpa irreverent and practical style. Loved it.
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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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