In this best-selling guide to enlightened living, Chogyam Trungpa offers an inspiring vision for our time: one that has certainly hit home to thousands, judging by the sales of the previous editions of this book. In ancient times, the warrior learned to master the challenges of life, both on and off the battlefield. He acquired a sense of courage and power: not through violence or aggression, but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge.
With this book, the warrior's path is opened to contemporary men and women in search of self-mastery and greater fulfillment. Interpreting the warrior's journey in contemporary terms, Trungpa shows that discovering the basic goodness of human life, the warrior learns to radiate that goodness out into the world for the peace and sanity of others. The Shambhala teachings - named for the legendary Himalayan kingdom where prosperity and happiness reign - point to the potential for enlightened conduct that exists within every human being.
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.
"Trungpa's warrior is a most appealing figure, embodying qualities that every spiritual tradition would hold dear. The principal discipline recommended here--being genuine moment after moment--allows one to discover the magic inherent in phenomena, where the synchronization of body and mind becomes an attunement to the natural order."--Yoga Journal
"Trungpa's clear-headed vision shows us that celebrating life is based on appreciating ourselves. This book is a masterpiece of clarity and insight."--East West Journal
"Shambhala provides a clear depiction of the results and, thus, the reasons for meditation practice as a source of strength for daily living and spiritual growth."--Body, Mind & Spirit