The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: Volume Five

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T
HE
C
OLLECTED
W
ORKS OF
C
HÖGYAM
T
RUNGPA

VOLUME ONE
Born in Tibet • Meditation in Action • Mudra
• Selected Writings
VOLUME TWO
Glimpses of Abhidharma • Glimpses of Mahayana • Glimpses of Shunyata • The Path Is the Goal • Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness
• Selected Writings
VOLUME THREE
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism • The Heart of the Buddha • The Myth of Freedom
• Selected Writings
VOLUME FOUR
The Dawn of Tantra • Journey without Goal • The Lion’s Roar
• An Interview with Chögyam Trungpa
VOLUME FIVE
Crazy Wisdom • Illusion’s Game • The Life of Marpa the Translator
(Excerpts) •
The Rain of Wisdom
(Excerpts) •
The Sadhana of Mahamudra
(Excerpts) • Selected Writings
VOLUME SIX
Glimpses of Space • Orderly Chaos • Secret Beyond Thought • The Tibetan Book of the Dead:
Commentary •
Transcending Madness
• Selected Writings
VOLUME SEVEN
The Art of Calligraphy
(Excerpts) •
Dharma Art

Visual Dharma
(Excerpts) • Selected Poems • Selected Writings
VOLUME EIGHT
Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala • Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior
• Selected Writings

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF

CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA

VOLUME FIVE

Crazy Wisdom

Illusion’s Game: The Life and Teachings of Naropa

The Life of Marpa the Translator
(Excerpts)

The Rain of Wisdom
(Excerpts)

The Sadhana of Mahamudra
(Excerpts)

Selected Writings

EDITED BY

Carolyn Rose Gimian

SHAMBHALA • BOSTON & LONDON • 2010

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© 2004 by Diana J. Mukpo

Introduction to Volume Five © 2004 by Carolyn R. Gimian

Frontispiece: Chögyam Trungpa performing the abhishekha of Vajrayogini, an advanced tantric empowerment. Boulder, Colorado, ca. 1979. Photograph by Paul Kloppenburg. Used by permission.

See the Sources section at the back of this book for a continuation of the copyright page.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Trunpga, Chögyam, 1939–

[Works. 2003]

The collected works of Chögyam Trungpa / edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian; forewords by Diana J. Mukpo and Samuel Bercholz.—1st ed.

p.   cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

eISBN 978-0-8348-2154-5

ISBN 1-59030-025-4 (v.1)

ISBN 1-59030-026-2 (v.2)

ISBN 1-59030-027-0 (v.3)

ISBN 1-59030-028-9 (v.4)

ISBN 1-59030-029-7 (v.5)

ISBN 1-59030-030-0 (v.6)

ISBN 1-59030-031-9 (v.7)

ISBN 1-59030-032-7 (v.8)

1. Spiritual life—Buddhism.   2. Buddhism—Doctrines.   I. Gimian, Carolyn Rose.   II. Title.

BQ4302.T7823   2003

294.3′420423—dc22     2003058963

CONTENTS

 

Introduction to Volume Five

C
RAZY
W
ISDOM

 

Editor’s Foreword

Crazy Wisdom Seminar I: Jackson Hole, 1972

1. Padmasambhava and Spiritual Materialism

2. The Trikaya

3. Primordial Innocence

4. Eternity and the Charnel Ground

5. Let the Phenomena Play

6. Cynicism and Devotion

Crazy Wisdom Seminar II: Karmê Chöling, 1972

1. Padmasambhava and the Energy of Tantra

2. Hopelessness and the Trikaya

3. Fearlessness

4. Death and the Sense of Experience

5. The Lion’s Roar

6. Intellect and Working with Negativity

7. Dorje Trolö and the Three Styles of Transmission

Notes

I
LLUSION’S
G
AME
: T
HE
L
IFE AND
T
EACHING OF
N
AROPA

 

Editor’s Foreword

PART ONE    
Life of Naropa Seminar I

1. Naropa and Us

2. Genuine Madness and Pop Art

3. An Operation without Anesthetics

4. Something Very Tickling

PART TWO    
Life of Naropa Seminar II

1. Pain and Hopelessness

2. Giving Birth to Intellect

3. Choiceless Awareness

4. Beyond Shunyata

5. Mahamudra

6. The Levels of Mahamudra

Notes

From
T
HE
L
IFE OF
M
ARPA THE
T
RANSLATOR

 

Preface

Translator’s Colophon

From
T
HE
R
AIN OF
W
ISDOM

 

Foreword

The Songs of Chögyam Trungpa

Colophon

S
ELECTED
W
RITINGS

 

The Sadhana of Mahamudra: Selections from a Tantric Liturgy

Joining Energy and Space

HUM: An Approach to Mantra

Explanation of the Vajra Guru Mantra

Foreword to
The Torch of Certainty

Practice of the Four Foundations: An Interview

The Practicing Lineage

The Mishap Lineage

Teachings on the Tulku Principle

Milarepa: A Warrior’s Life

Milarepa: A Synopsis

The Art of Milarepa

Glossary

Sources

Acknowledgments

A Biography of Chögyam Trungpa

Books by Chögyam Trungpa

Resources

Index

INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME FIVE

 

V
OLUME
F
IVE BRINGS US
to a series of writings that concern themselves with the themes of lineage and devotion in the context of vajrayana Buddhism and Chögyam Trungpa’s transmission of dharma to America. The first two offerings in this volume,
Crazy Wisdom
and
Illusion’s Game: The Life and Teaching of Naropa,
are commentaries by Chögyam Trungpa on the significance of the lives of two great lineage holders: Padmasambhava, or Guru Rinpoche, who introduced Buddhism to Tibet in the eighth century; and Naropa, the Indian guru who gave the root teachings of the Kagyü lineage to his Tibetan disciple Marpa in the eleventh century. Marpa is known as the father of the Kagyü lineage in Tibet, and it is his life and teachings that are the subject of the next two selections in Volume Five. In this case,
The Collected Works
includes Chögyam Trungpa’s preface and his translator’s colophon to
The Life of Marpa the Translator,
which was translated by Trungpa Rinpoche and the Nālandā Translation Committee (NTC) and first published in 1982. Since translations in general are beyond the scope of
The Collected Works,
only the preface and the colophon are included. Likewise,
The Collected Works
includes Chögyam Trungpa’s foreword and colophon to
The Rain of Wisdom,
another translation undertaken by the NTC under Rinpoche’s direction. Rinpoche’s own songs, or religious poetry, that are part of the English edition of
The Rain of Wisdom
are also presented.

The next selection is an excerpt from
The Sadhana of Mahamudra,
the tantric text that Chögyam Trungpa received as terma in Bhutan in 1968. This is followed by “Joining Energy and Space,” an article based on some of the teachings that he subsequently gave to his students about the significance of the sadhana.
The Sadhana of Mahamudra
brings together the ultimate teachings from two great Tibetan spiritual lineages: the dzogchen, or maha ati, teachings of the Nyingma and the mahamudra teachings of the Kagyü.

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