The classic guide to enlightened living that first presented the Buddhist path of the warrior to Western readers--with a new foreword and cover presentation.
There is a basic human wisdom that can help solve the world's problems. It doesn't belong to any one culture or region or religious tradition--though it can be found in many of them throughout history. It's what Chogyam Trungpa called the sacred path of the warrior. The sacred warrior conquers the world not through violence or aggression, but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge. The warrior discovers the basic goodness of human life and radiates that goodness out into the world for the peace and sanity of others. That's what the Shambhala teachings are all about, and this is the book that has been presenting them to a wide and appreciative audience for the past thirty years.
CHOGYAM TRUNGPA (1939-1987)--meditation master, teacher, and artist--was the founder of Naropa University and Shambhala Training and is the author of several books, includingCutting Through Spiritual Materialism and Meditation in Action.