“As a loving and grateful student of Chögyam Trungpa, the Dorje Dradul of Mukpo, I am delighted that these wonderful teachings – which have so profoundly influenced and shaped my life – are now available to benefit others. May countless people have the good fortune to read this book.”
– Pema Chödrön, author of “When Things Fall Apart”
“With brilliance and good will, Chögyam Trungpa illuminates the dharma of wise society. He invites all of good heart to find a dignity in their human experience that joins together heaven and earth.”
– Jack Kornfield, author of “After the Ecstasy, the Laundry”
The journey that began in “Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior” reaches a new level of intimacy and depth in this book, based on talks Chögyam Trungpa gave in the last ten years of his life.
Trungpa possessed uncanny insight into our deepest fears and how these are heightened by the pressures of today´s society. He addresses many of them here: the speed and alienation of modern life; depression; materialism; aggression, anger, and anxiety; and a crippling lack of self-worth.
Trungpa also held an unshakable belief in human goodness and our ability to create an enlightened human society. His most ardent message is that each of us is a genuine and powerful individual who can help this world. Throughout the book, he evokes the image of a spark or dot of goodness that is always available to us – the fuse for igniting warriorship in our lives. In every line of this extraordinary and uplifiting work, he challenges us to embrace life and to find the Great Eastern Sun, the spark of sacredness and well-being in every moment.
Chögyam Trungpa – meditation master, scholar, and artist – founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado; Shambhala Training; and Shamhala International, an association of meditation centres. His other books include “Born in Tibet”, “Cutting through Spiritual Materialism”, “The Myth of Freedom”, and “Meditation in Action”.