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Glimpses of Abhidharma: From a Seminar on Buddhist Psychology

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The Abhidharma is a collection of Buddhist scriptures that investigate the workings of the mind and the states of human consciousness. In this book, Chögyam Trungpa shows how an examination of the formation of the ego provides us with an opportunity to develop real intelligence. Trungpa also presents the practice of meditation as the means that enables us to see our psycho ...more
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Published February 6th 2001 by Shambhala (first published January 1st 1978)
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Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
- James Joyce, Finnegans Wake

Nowadays we can’t hear ourselves THINK in the endless hither and thithering newspeak of the media.

Chogyam Trungpa has a quick antidote.

He says: when it seems society has trapped you in a narrow box, just go through the walls!

What he meant to say by that, is that the problem is that the inhumanity of the noise around us has petrified our OWN humanity!

It’s impossible, therefore, to “go through the walls
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Recommends it for: seekers, philosophers, Merleau-Ponty
A book on perception by Trugpa, a Tibetan lama and excellent writer. An ancient dharmic teaching on the five shandhas. Perception broken down into five stages: form/matter; sensation/feeling (simple positive/negative/neutral); perception/discrimination (names); karmic formations (baggage, associations); consciousness (the totality). A wonderful way to begin to look at things differently, literally, more subtly, more slowly. "The whole approach of Buddhism is oriented towards dealing with everyda ...more
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A good introduction to the five skandhas (form, sensation, perception, mental formation, consciousness). There's actual quite a bit about basic meditation as well.
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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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