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Profound, potent, and intimate, this course includes videos of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche teaching that provide a rare glimpse of the early days of Buddhism in the West. The Tibetan Buddhist Path was the first seminar given by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche during the inaugural summer session at Naropa Institute in 1974. More than a thousand spiritual seekers received these seminal teachings in fourteen talks, which include:
Class Topics of The Tibetan Buddhist Path, Part II
Class 1 – Sutra with Gaylon Ferguson and Tillie Perks
Class 2 – Bodhisattva & Paramita with June Crow and Travis May
Class 3 – Tradition & Sanity in Zen & Tibetan Buddhism with Dale Asrael and Harry Einhorn
Class 4 – Meditation & the Fourth Moment with June Crow and Lodro Dorje
Class 5 –The Doha Tradition with Marty Janowitz and Lauren Sanford
Class 6 – Nirvana & Mysticism with Larry Mermelstein and Rhea Colmar
Class 7 – Magic with Judith Simmer Brown and Carla Marie Burns
Class Topics of The Tibetan Buddhist Path, Part I (also available as a recorded course here: TBP I)
Origins of Tibetan & American Buddhism
The Three Marks of Existence
The Five Skandhas
Meditation & Surrender
The Narrow Path & the Open Path
Watch Clips of Sessions I and II of Part I below!
Almost fifty years later, these teachings remain undiminished in relevance. Each talk includes the complete question-and-answer session. The set is accompanied by a study guide.
The classes of Part I and Part II of this course are led by: Dale Asrael, Carla Marie Burns, Rhea Colmar, June Crow, Lödro Dorje, Harry Einhorn, Gaylon Ferguson, Marty Janowitz, Travis May, Larry Mermelstein, Tillie Perks, Lauren Sanford, and Judith Simmer-Brown.
The classes feature short video excerpts of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche teaching, contemplations and other exercises to deepen one’s understanding of these profound teachings.
Links to the original, full-length Chögyam Trungpa talks are available to view in the Courseware along with the class recordings.
Open to all. No prerequisites required.
“Based on a series of talks given by Chögyam Trungpa during the first session of what was to become Naropa University, Cynicism and Magic introduces key Tibetan Buddhist concepts, including karma, the structure of ego, the paramitas, and the bodhisattva. Employing a unique and intimate teaching style, Trungpa Rinpoche presents these concepts in a larger framework of questions we all have: What is authentic spirituality? Can I find enlightenment and freedom? How should I approach life, death, suffering, and boredom? How can I develop some discipline, patience, and sanity? Whether you are new to Buddhism or returning to the fundamentals of your practice, this book will guide you toward experiencing a living dharma intelligently, with a sense of openness and wonder.”
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