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The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume Three: 3

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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 THREE

 

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

The Myth of Freedom

The Heart of the Buddha

Selected Writings

EDITED BY

Carolyn Rose Gimian

SHAMBHALA • BOSTON & LONDON • 2010

Shambhala Publications, Inc.

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© 2003 by Diana J. Mukpo

Introduction to Volume Three © 2003 by Carolyn R. Gimian

Frontispiece: Chögyam Trungpa teaching “The Battle of Ego” at the Wesley Foundation, Boulder, Colorado, 1971. Photographer unknown. From the collection of the Shambhala Archives.

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

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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 978-0-8348-2152-1

ISBN 978-1-59030-025-1 (v.1)

ISBN 978-1-59030-026-8 (v.2)

ISBN 978-1-59030-027-5 (v.3)

ISBN 978-1-59030-028-2 (v.4)

ISBN 978-1-59030-029-9 (v.5)

ISBN 978-1-59030-030-5 (v.6)

ISBN 978-1-59030-031-2 (v.7)

ISBN 978-1-59030-032-9 (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 Three

 

C
UTTING
T
HROUGH
S
PIRITUAL
M
ATERIALISM

 

Foreword
Introduction

 

Spiritual Materialism

Surrendering

The Guru

Initiation

Self-Deception

The Hard Way

The Open Way

Sense of Humor

The Development of Ego

The Six Realms

The Four Noble Truths

The Bodhisattva Path

Shunyata

Prajna and Compassion

Tantra

T
HE
M
YTH OF
F
REEDOM AND THE
W
AY OF
M
EDITATION

 

Foreword
Editors’ Preface
Enthronement

 

1. The Myth of Freedom

2. Styles of Imprisonment

3. Sitting Meditation

4. Working with the Emotions

5. Meditation in Action

6. The Open Way

7. Devotion

8. Tantra

Mahāmudrā Upadesa
Appendix

T
HE
H
EART OF THE
B
UDDHA

 

Acknowledgments
Editor’s Foreword

Part One: Personal Journey

 

1. What Is the Heart of the Buddha?

2. Intellect and Intuition

3. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

4. Devotion

Part Two: Stages on the Path

 

5. Taking Refuge

6. Bodhisattva Vow

7. Sacred Outlook: The Practice of Vajrayogini

Part Three: Working with Others

 

8. Relationship

9. Acknowledging Death

10. Alcohol as Medicine or Poison

11. Practice and Basic Goodness: A Talk for Children

12. Dharma Poetics

13. Green Energy

14. Manifesting Enlightenment

Appendixes
The Bön Way of Life
The Vajrayogini Shrine
List of Sources

S
ELECTED
W
RITINGS

 

The Wisdom of Tibetan Teachings

Transcending Materialism

Cutting Through

The Tibetan Buddhist Teachings and Their Application

The Three-Yana Principle in Tibetan Buddhism

Cynicism and Warmth

Dome Darshan

Tower House Discussions I and II

Report from Outside the Closet

Freedom Is a Kind of Gyp: An Interview with Chögyam Trungpa

The Myth of Don Juan: An Interview with Chögyam Trungpa

Foreword to
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation

Foreword to
Mandala

Foreword to
Living Dharma

Foreword to
The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet

Foreword to
Buddha in the Palm of Your Hand

Foreword to
Women of Wisdom

Foreword to
Mahāmudrā

Glossary

Sources

Acknowledgments

A Biography of Chögyam Trungpa

Books by Chögyam Trungpa

Resources

Index

INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME THREE

 

W
ITH
V
OLUME
T
HREE OF
The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa,
we come to a collection of writings that are quintessentially American. The volume opens with the two books that put Chögyam Trungpa on the map of the American spiritual scene:
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
and
The Myth of Freedom.
The third book included in this volume,
The Heart of the Buddha,
was published posthumously. However, a number of the core writings that make up that book were originally published in the early 1970s. Many of them appeared in the
Garuda
magazines put together as in-house publications by Trungpa Rinpoche’s senior students. Following
The Heart of the Buddha
are a number of articles and interviews. Several of these are also based on or taken directly from
Garudas I
and
II
, while others are from early talks given by Trungpa Rinpoche about the path of Tibetan Buddhism, the problems of spiritual materialism, and the means for overcoming these problems through meditation. There are also three excerpts from
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche at Lama Foundation,
discussions published after a visit the author made in 1973 to a New Age spiritual community in northern New Mexico. These capture the eclectic spiritual flavor of the early seventies. Other preoccupations of the era are addressed in two interviews with Chögyam Trungpa conducted in the 1970s: “Freedom Is a Kind of Gyp,” an interview in
East West Journal,
includes Rinpoche’s thoughts on natural foods, ecology, and EST (Erhard Sensitivity Training); and “The Myth of Don Juan,” an interview in the
Shambhala Codex,
deals with the fascination with Carlos Castaneda’s books on the Yaqui Indian shaman Don Juan. Finally, seven forewords to works by other authors complete this volume.

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