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Illusion's Game: The Life and Teaching of Naropa (Dharma Ocean)
In what he calls a "200 percent potent" teaching, Chögyam Trungpa reveals how the spiritual path is a raw and rugged "unlearning" process that draws us away from the comfort of conventional expectations and conceptual attitudes toward a naked encounter with reality. The tantric paradigm for this process is the story of the Indian master Naropa (1016–1100), who is among the...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 28th 1994 by Shambhala
(first published 1994)
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This was a good introduction to Naropa and I found the presentation from Chogyam Trungpa's seminars particularly helpful to gain a general understanding with the question and answer sessions with the students shedding even further light on the topics. I couldn't fully connect with the depth of the messages but from a lay-person's standpoint, the concepts of prajna (knowledge), shunyata (choiceless awareness), and mahamudra (extraordinary clarity) as steps or levels along the path to enlightenmen...more
Jan 28, 2014 Thom Foolery rated it 3 of 5 stars
In my twenty-year involvement with all things Trungpa (from The Naropa Institute/Naropa University to Shambhala Training to The Myth of Freedom and Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism ), some aspects of his teaching strike home immediately, while others fall on (my) deaf ears, and yet others come across as little more than nigh meaningless "Trungpababble." However, as I return time and again to his books and teachings, with the passage of time and deepening of my own practice and experience,...more
Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Tibetan: ཆོས་ རྒྱམ་ དྲུང་པ་ Wylie: Chos rgyam Drung pa) 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 also trained in the Nyingma tradition, the oldest of the four schools, and was an adherent of the rimay or "non-sectarian" movement...moreMore about Chögyam Trungpa...