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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa (Author), Sakyong Mipham (Foreword)

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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa (Author), Sakyong Mipham (Foreword)
‘Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism’
By Chogyam Trungpa (Author), Sakyong Mipham (Foreword)


‘A useful, light read touching on mindfulness and spiritual psychology regardless of religious background.’

(Rumi’s Garden)

In this modern spiritual classic, the Tibetan meditation master Chogyam 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 Chogyam Trungpa's son and lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham.

‘The usefulness of this book lies in Trungpa's uncanny ability to cut right to the heart of the matter and presents his understanding of Buddhism and the way of life it teaches in a manner that is applicable to his students' living situation.’

(Journal of the American Academy of Religion)

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