From the Publisher
In this modern spiritual classic, the Tibetan meditation master
Chögyam Trungpa highlights the commonest pitfall to which every
aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls
spiritual materialism. The universal tendency, he shows,
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. "The problem is that ego can convert anything to
its own use," he said, "even spirituality." His incisive,
compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from this trick we all
play on ourselves, and to offer us a far brighter reality: the true
and joyous liberation that inevitably involves letting go of the
self rather than working to improve it. It is a message that has
resonated with students for nearly thirty years, and remains fresh
as ever today.
This new edition includes a foreword by Chögyam Trungpa''s son and
lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham.
From the Jacket
Examines the self-deceptions, distortions, and sidetracks that imperil the spiritual journey as well as awareness and fearlessness of the true path.
About the Author
Chögyam Trungpa (1940-1987)-meditation master, teacher, and
artist-founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first
Buddhist-inspired university in North America; the Shambhala
Training program; and an international association of meditation
centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of
numerous books including Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the
Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and
The Myth of Freedom.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: October 22, 2002
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1570629579
ISBN - 13: 9781570629570