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Daily Quote and Video: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Krishnamurti

In honor of the course I am teaching Monday nights at IDP on his famous book Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, here is a quote from founder of Shambhala Buddhism, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on meditation. Below, a long, quirky and funny video of Trungpa Rinpoche in dialogue with Krishnamurti back in 1972.





Note: Just got word that Senior Buddhist Teacher and the editor of this book, John Baker will be teaching class on the legacy of Trungpa Rinpoche next Monday August 16th! Should be an awesome night.

Daily Quote:

"There have been a number of misconceptions regarding meditation. Some people regard it as a trancelike state of mind. Others think of it in terms of training, in the sense of mental gymnastics. But meditation is neither of these, although it does involve dealing with neurotic states of mind. The neurotic state of mind is not difficult or impossible to deal with. It has energy, speed, and a certain pattern. The practice of meditation involves letting be—trying to go with the pattern, trying to go with the energy and the speed. In this way we learn how to deal with these factors, how to relate with them, not in the sense of causing them to mature in the way we would like, but in the sense of knowing them for what they are and working with their pattern."

-Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Daily Video:

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Beautiful quote from Trungpa Rinpoche, which gets to the heart of the matter.

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