The Path of Individual Liberation (volume 1)
The formal entry into the hinayana and the Buddhist path altogether is the refuge vow, in which a student goes for refuge to the Buddha, or the teacher; the dharma, or the teachings; and the sangha, or the community. The hinayana path is based on training in mindfulness and awareness, cultivating virtue, and cutting grasping.
Topics covered in detail in this volume include the four noble truths, karma, the four foundations of mindfulness, meditation practice, the refuge vows, the three jewels, the five skandhas, the five precepts, twofold egolessness, and more. Chogyam Trungpa - Buddhist 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.
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About the author. Preface by the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Path of Individual Liberation , please sign up.
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I'll always be "currently reading" this book. Simply incredible. Jan 05, Ryan rated it it was amazing Shelves: buddha-books. This is one of the best books I've read relating to Buddhism. The author does a very good job at taking you from the very beginning and walking you through the core concepts of Buddhism and explains them. I'd say this book is perfect for someone who has taken the three vows, or someone who knows a bit already but wants a good starting point, then this book is great for that. I don't think I'll ever be done reading this book. I keep going back through chapters and rereading things and always Wow.
I keep going back through chapters and rereading things and always feel like I missed things from when I first read it. I can't wait to get the other two books. Feb 14, Ben Payne rated it liked it. I thought maybe I wasn't in the right time and place to read this book. It's probably meant more for readers who are familiar with Trungpa's work and want the "Complete Works of" kinda deal. For my purposes I found it a bit repetitive and long-winded. He is a well regarded teacher, so perhaps I needed to start with something more succinct. This book and it's two companion volumes in The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma make up an invaluable introduction to buddhism in general and the Tibetan buddhist path in particular.
Editor Judith Lief and her associates have done a masterful job of compiling the transcripts of the talks given at 13 Vajradhatu Seminaries, three-month long group retreats that Trungpa Rinpoche led every year but one from through Trungpa was among the first of the great Tibetan teachers to move This book and it's two companion volumes in The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma make up an invaluable introduction to buddhism in general and the Tibetan buddhist path in particular.
Trungpa was among the first of the great Tibetan teachers to move to the west, and also among the first to become completely fluent in English. His command of both the depth of buddhist philosophy and practice, and his astonishing ability to bring very lofty teachings into understandable English remains unparalleled. One could study these teachings for years and continue to benefit. Apr 17, IAO rated it liked it Shelves: buddhism. An overview of Trungpa's views on things related to the Hinayana tradition.
Generally has some good ideas but is not particularly coherent, nor is it particularly practical or in-depth. One of the best books of Buddhist Hinayana Path from an amazing heart and mind. Sep 02, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: buddhism. What a treasure this. The book really should be read in two parts. The first deals with developing a solid meditation practice, Shamantha as the foundation to everything else.
Trungpa explains why Shamantha is so vital and the beginning of anything else you want to do. The second part of the book deals more with the other practices of Hinayana and Mahayana and then a little more about vajra.
The Path of Individual Liberation (volume 1)
The feel of the book is one of support. If you are struggling to get on the cushion and work with mind, t What a treasure this. If you are struggling to get on the cushion and work with mind, this is a text you could read for inspiration and then again and again for ongoing support. Feb 22, Laney Hill rated it it was amazing.
There are so many sections of this book saved to my phone which I send to people constantly when discussing the topics of meditation and mindful living.
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Truly a book that changed my life and I am incredibly grateful to the massive effort I know that it was to compile Rinpoche's teachings in such a comprehensive and easy to read volume s. I wouldn't be who I am today without this book. Truly enlightening if you would like to learn more about Buddhism. Mar 15, Niklas Braun rated it it was amazing. Quite the Tour de Force of a western Hinayana translation. Trungpa is an adept at explaining the dharma to a western audience, and this book is the core of all his work.
He goes through all of the Hinayana and the Kagyu lineage's teachings in great detail, explaining everything one could possible want to know.
It is certainly a book I will continue to reference. Nov 26, Chris Bobek rated it really liked it. Funny how hard this book was for me to grasp at first read. I literally just finished, contemplated it all and then started back at the beginning. Every word is clearer now. This is a book I will keep re-reading over and again. May 10, Justin rated it really liked it Shelves: spirituality. On the negative side, I found this to be less colloquially phrased than many of his other books and its dryness put me off. Jul 02, Gene Bobker rated it it was amazing.
For the serious student. Feb 24, David rated it it was amazing. The language is clear and even entertaining in places. Dec 07, Fei rated it it was ok.