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Based on the seminar "The Complete Teachings of Mahayana." Included among many topics is an in-depth look at buddha nature in all its aspects, the notion of embryonic enlightenment, and the discovery that we are heir to a deep and profound compassion which we can discover if we just "Look!"
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Another enjoyable read from the series of 'Glimpses' books compiled from seminars given by Trungpa on the Mahayana.

Trungpa in this book makes concepts/topics of buddha nature, emptiness, the relationship between ones self and the dharma, and the bodhisattva path really accessible - this is of course a relative matter. It really gives a sense of the attitude and approach of the mahayana teachings.

Always enjoy the inclusion of student questions and Trungpa's responses - he just cuts through with
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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 also trained in the Nyingma tradit ...more