Chögyam Trungpa gives a general orientation to meditation in the Buddhist tradition and gives meditation instruction. This is essentially the same basic instruction that he gave throughout the time he was in the United States. It is also virtually identical with the meditation instruction that was the basis of Shambhala Training and is still used extensively, along with other approaches.
This approach is meditation as a way of life rather than purely as a practice.
We can't reject ourselves before we know what we are. Meditation allows us to realize and understand ourselves, without either chickening out—rejecting ourselves—or congratulating ourselves. This requires a sort of heroism.
This approach to meditation is based on bhavana, a Sanskrit term that means exertion or discipline. Unless you are willing to discipline yourself through practice, you are in a hopeless situation.
Through practice, you see the colours of your own existence in a very down to earth way.
Chögyam Trungpa speaks about how he has personally gained wisdom and clarity from practicing meditation in this way.
June 12, 1974
These recordings are from the Shambhala Archives Video Recovery Project.
© 2009 by Diana J. Mukpo. Used here by arrangement with Lady Diana and the Shambhala archives. All rights reserved.
This talk is part of a set of six videos from DVD Meditation: The Way of the Buddha, available from Shambhala Media at http://www.shambhalamedia.org/Product...
This newly re-mastered video recording of five talks given at the inaugural session of Naropa University (summer 1974), we join Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and an audience of new students as he teaches the technique, view and practice of meditation from mindfulness practice to awareness practice to the realization of emptiness. Topics include
Talk 1. Meditation Instruction (32:05 mins)
Talk 2. Shamatha or Abiding in Peace (1:11:53)
Talk 3. State of Mind (1:12:44)
Talk 4. Vipashyana or Insight Meditation (1:10:10)
Talk 5. The Dawn of Enlightenment (56:43 mins)
The set also includes an additional talk given in 1973 at the start of a full day of sitting, offering further encouragement to practitioners. The set is accompanied by summaries of the talks, Audience Question and Answers, and Suggested Readings and a study guide. Perfect for group study or Shambhala Centre classes
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