The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

By: Trungpa, Chogyam; Baker, John & Casper, Marvin

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8th printing. Spine faded, wrappers lightly rubbed. 1988 Trade Paperback. vi, [8], 176, [2] pp. Freedom is generally thought of as the ability to achieve goal and satisfy desires. But what are the sources of these goals and desires? If they arise from ignorance, habitual patterns, and negative emotions—psychologically destructive elements that actually enslave us—is the freedom to pursue them true freedom or just a myth? In this book, Chögyam Trungpa explores the meaning of freedom in the profound context of Tibetan Buddhism. He shows how our attitudes, preconceptions, and even our spiritual practices can become chains that bind us to repetitive patterns of frustration and despair. He also explains the role of meditation in bringing into focus the causes of frustration and in allowing these negative forces to become aids in advancing toward true freedom. Trungpa's unique ability to express the essence of Buddhist teachings in the language and imagery of contemporary American culture makes this book one of the most immediately available sources for the meaning of the Buddhist doctrine ever written.

Title: The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

Author: Trungpa, Chogyam; Baker, John & Casper, Marvin

Illustrator: Eddy, Glen

Categories: Eastern, Tibetan,

Edition: 8th Printing

Publisher: Shambhala: 1988

ISBN Number: 0877730849

ISBN Number 13: 9780877730842

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2294418

Keywords: BUDDHISM RELIGION PHILOSOPHY SPIRITUALITY MEDITATION EASTERN ASIAN WISDOM,