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Shambhala by Chögyam Trungpa
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Nov 12, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: spirituality

Hmmm, once upon a time Trungpa comes out to a large audience waiting to hear his lecture. He was late. When he finally appears, dead drunk, he stumbles to the mic and states simply, "You read the book" and walks away. For this the people in attendance had paid five bucks.
I'm glad that so many Americans have found Buddhism to soothe their agnostic needs to have a God who does not exist but as the author of this book states about his final (and arguably best) text, "it's secular". Trungpa was a freak and he died an alcoholic death, swollen liver. The straight forward philosophy of basic goodness, you get what you give, and pain in Shambhala is sort of trumped up with needless magical prose and Chogyam's air of self importance no doubt fueled by his naive but well meaning devotees. Here's lookin at you Boulder.
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