Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Featuring a new foreward by his son and lineage holder, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism has resonated with students for nearly thirty years—and remains as fresh as ever today.

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Author: Chögyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834821222

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This modern spiritual classic highlights a trick we play on ourselves and offers a brighter reality: liberation by letting go of the self rather than working to improve it The Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa calls attention to the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. "The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use," he says, "even spirituality." The universal tendency is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement—the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty. Trungpa's incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from these false comforts. Featuring a new foreward by his son and lineage holder, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism has resonated with students for nearly thirty years—and remains as fresh as ever today.

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa Volume Three

It includes Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and The Myth of Freedom, the two books that put Chögyam Trungpa on the map of the American spiritual scene. The Heart of the Buddha and sixteen articles and forewords complete this volume.

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa  Volume Three

Author: Chogyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821521

Page: 656

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The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teacher to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Three captures the distinctive voice that Chögyam Trungpa developed in North America in the 1970s and reflects the preoccupations among Western students of that era. It includes Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and The Myth of Freedom, the two books that put Chögyam Trungpa on the map of the American spiritual scene. The Heart of the Buddha and sixteen articles and forewords complete this volume.

Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy

Tokyo, Japan: Weatherhill, p. 35. 32. Baker, R. (1970). Introduction. In Suzuki, S.
Zen mind, beginner's mind. Tokyo, Japan: Weatherhill, p. 18. 33. Trungpa,
Cutting through spiritual materialism, p. 221. 34. Chodron, The wisdom of no
escape, p.

Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy

Author: Frank De Piano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135788952

Page: 458

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Integrate spiritual traditions with psychological healing! In this fascinating volume, clinical practitioners of different religious traditions examine the same clinical case, offering insights, interventions, and explanations of transformation and healing. This practical approach allows them to explore broader issues of personality theory and psychology from the perspectives of various spiritual traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy addresses both the practical issues of doing psychotherapy and the deeper need to relate psychology and theology. After providing a thorough introduction to the spiritual tradition, each author presents a critical psychological theory of personality and psychotherapy grounded in that tradition. The authors address the questions of what it means to be a person, what causes human distress, and how individuals experience healing. Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy offers profound insights into the urgent issues of human suffering and psychological transformation, including: theories of personality structure and human motivation the nature of experience and processes of change the dialectical relation of theology and psychology convergences and difference among the religious psychologies Marrying theory and practice, spirit and psyche, Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy offers profound insights and effective interventions. Mental health professionals, clergy, and scholars in religion, cross-cultural studies, personality, counseling, and psychotherapy will find this breakthrough book a life-changing experience and an invaluable resource.

Recalling Chogyam Trungpa

In wide-ranging essays and interviews, contributors from the fields of Buddhist practice and scholarship, philosophy, the arts, and literature examine the work of a modern genius—the Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chögyam Trungpa ...

Recalling Chogyam Trungpa

Author: Fabrice Midal

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821620

Page: 504

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In wide-ranging essays and interviews, contributors from the fields of Buddhist practice and scholarship, philosophy, the arts, and literature examine the work of a modern genius—the Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939–1987). A pioneer in introducing Buddhism to the West, Trungpa Rinpoche had a distinct knack for breaking down the cultural, historical, and ideological barriers that make any such transmission so difficult today. His skill at communicating in a living language to Western students, while remaining faithful to the traditional origins of Buddhism, was paired with an understanding of the modern world of unusual relevance. As a result, his activities in a wide range of areas—including psychology, education, theater, poetry, visual arts, translation, publishing, interreligious dialogue, the creation of a path of spiritual warriorship, and the founding of the first Buddhist university in North America—offer penetrating insights into the meaning of Buddhism for our world and our culture. This anthology is a testimony to the continuing influence of his unique qualities and work as a revitalizing force in spheres both spiritual and secular.

The Essential Chogyam Trungpa

Chögyam Trungpa wrote more than two dozen books on Buddhism and the Shambhala path of warriorship.

The Essential Chogyam Trungpa

Author: Carolyn Rose Gimian

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821323

Page: 272

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Chögyam Trungpa wrote more than two dozen books on Buddhism and the Shambhala path of warriorship. The Essential Chögyam Trungpa blends excerpts from bestsellers like Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Meditation in Action, and other titles into a concise overview of Trungpa's teachings. Forty selections from fourteen different books articulate the secular path of the Shambhala warrior as well as the Buddhist path of meditation and awakening. This "new classic" vividly demonstrates Trungpa's great appreciation of Western culture which, combined with his deep understanding of the Tibetan tradition, makes these teachings uniquely accessible to contemporary readers. It will appeal to beginning students of meditation as well as seasoned readers of Eastern religion.

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The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology

Cutting through spiritual materialism . Boston : Shambhala . VAN DUSEN , W. (
1965 ) . Invoking the actual in psychotherapy . Journal of Individual Psychology ,
21 , 66–76 . WALLACE , B. A. , & SHAPIRO , S. L. ( 2006 ) . Mental balance and ...

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The New American Spirituality

If I turn my attention to my body , what will keep me from becoming vain , or
materialistic , or obsessed with the body's ... In his classic book on meditation and
the spiritual path , Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism , he wrote that we are
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The New American Spirituality

Author: Elizabeth Lesser

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

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Draws on illuminating stories from her own experience, critiques of American spiritual history, and meditative exercises from an array of religious, psychological, and healing traditions to help readers develop their own individual spiritual practices to suit the needs of body, mind, and spirit. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

Spiritual Bypassing

In a book that offers insight into how we use and abuse religion in unconscious ways, a psychotherapist provides an in-depth look at the unresolved or ignored psychological issues often masked as spirituality, including self-judgment, ...

Spiritual Bypassing

Author: Robert Augustus Masters

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556439059

Page: 206

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In a book that offers insight into how we use and abuse religion in unconscious ways, a psychotherapist provides an in-depth look at the unresolved or ignored psychological issues often masked as spirituality, including self-judgment, excessive niceness and emotional dissociation. Original.

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Perceiving Ordinary Magic

Shambhala Publications , 1977 ) ; Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (
Boulder , Co .: Shambhala Publications , 1973 ) ; Shambhala : The Sacred Path
of the Warrior ; and Late Rinbochay and E. Napper , Mind in Tibetan Buddhism (
Valois ...

Perceiving Ordinary Magic

Author: Jeremy W. Hayward

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780394727042

Page: 340

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Examines the basis of human perception, describes the state of unconditioned goodness, and shows how meditation can help provide a fresh view of the world

Philosophy of the Humanistic Society

17 , 22 , 33 , 54 , 108 , 207 , 305 , 357 , 375 ; Trungpa , Cutting Through Spiritual
Materialism , pp . 9ff , 24ff , 58 , 64ff ; and Trungpa , Meditation in Action , pp . 48ff
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Philosophy of the Humanistic Society

Author: Alfred E. Koenig

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Pilgrimage to the Illusory

He writes in Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism : Walking the spiritual path
properly is a very subtle process ; it is not ... There are numerous sidetracks
which lead to a distorted , ego - centered version of spirituality ; we can deceive ...

Pilgrimage to the Illusory

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Glory of India

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spiritual materialism , the many Press , 1987. ... unknown side of Buddhism : not
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Shambhala Sun

For the magazine, that means presenting the lion's roar of non-ego, nontheism
and the path of meditation, all of which cut through the seduction of spiritual
materialism. For me personally, it means giving my daughter and her children the
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Journey Through Ten Thousand Veils

I had read his book Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and found that it was
brilliantly written , but I was baffled by the apparent effect of the teaching on the
behavior of the disciples . This was an approach , which taught , as I understood
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Journey Through Ten Thousand Veils

Author: Maryam Kabeer Faye

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When she was twelve years old, Maryam Kabeer Faye was given a painted scroll of an ancient wanderer, upon which were inscribed the words: Seek and The Truth Shall Make You Free. This message galvanised her soul and determined the course of her life. Following the call, she set out on the journey, internally and then externally, and was guided around the world many times, from one remarkable being to the next, everywhere collecting messages and clues. Born in a Jewish family, she was led to live in India and Nepal, and in monasteries in Europe, and then guided to embrace Islam at the hands of an ancient Sufi Master a few minutes away from the tomb of the Prophet Abraham. She then was guided to study intensively with Sufi Masters around the world. Her journey to the holy places and people of the earth, led her finally to Africa and the deep truth that all lives are totally interconnected and united with our own. This profound realisation dispelled the great myth that the creations of the One Most Loving Creator can be separated by any racial, national, or cultural distinctions. This book is a significant and revealing social commentary, also dispelling many other myths and stereotypes such as the proposition, often fostered by the media, that women are inevitably oppressed in Islam. On the contrary, it is by entering into the heart of Islam that the author was liberated, elevated, empowered, and guided to realise the true purpose of her existence.

Spiritual Community Guide

Trungpa Rinpoche is the author of Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism ,
Meditation in Action and Born in Tibet . INFORMATION : Vajradhatu , 1111 Pearl
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The Spiritual Supermarket

"Welcome to a spiritual materialist feast, one form of answer to Trungpa
Rinpoche's Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism . . . Uh, Bobby," he says to a
technician, "there's a delay that makes it impossible for me to think, which is
fortunate, but ...

The Spiritual Supermarket

Author: Robert Greenfield

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ISBN: 9780841503731

Page: 277

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