The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: Volume 4

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T
HE
C
OLLECTED
W
ORKS OF
C
HÖGYAM
T
RUNGPA

VOLUME ONE
Born in Tibet • Meditation in Action • Mudra
• Selected Writings
VOLUME TWO
Glimpses of Abhidharma • Glimpses of Mahayana • Glimpses of Shunyata • The Path Is the Goal • Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness
• Selected Writings
VOLUME THREE
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism • The Heart of the Buddha • The Myth of Freedom
• Selected Writings
VOLUME FOUR
The Dawn of Tantra • Journey without Goal • The Lion’s Roar
• An Interview with Chögyam Trungpa
VOLUME FIVE
Crazy Wisdom • Illusion’s Game • The Life of Marpa the Translator
(Excerpts) •
The Rain of Wisdom
(Excerpts) •
The Sadhana of Mahamudra
(Excerpts) • Selected Writings
VOLUME SIX
Glimpses of Space • Orderly Chaos • Secret Beyond Thought • The Tibetan Book of the Dead:
Commentary •
Transcending Madness
• Selected Writings
VOLUME SEVEN
The Art of Calligraphy
(Excerpts) •
Dharma Art

Visual Dharma
(Excerpts) • Selected Poems • Selected Writings
VOLUME EIGHT
Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala • Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior
• Selected Writings

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF

CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA

 

VOLUME FOUR

 

Journey without Goal

The Lion’s Roar

The Dawn of Tantra

An Interview with Chögyam Trungpa

EDITED BY

Carolyn Rose Gimian

S
HAMBHALA
• B
OSTON
& L
ONDON
• 2010

Shambhala Publications, Inc.

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300 Massachusetts Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts 02115

www.shambhala.com

© 2003 by Diana J. Mukpo

Introduction to Volume Four © 2003 by Carolyn R. Gimian

Frontispiece: Chögyam Trungpa at Naropa Institute, 1974. Photograph by Robert Del Tredici. From the collection of the Shambhala Archives.

See the Sources section at the back of this book for a continuation of the copyright page.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Trungpa, Chögyam, 1939–

[Works. 2003]

The collected works of Chögyam Trungpa / edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian; forewords by Diana J. Mukpo and Samuel Bercholz.—1st ed.

p.  cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

eISBN 978-0-8348-2153-8

ISBN 1-59030-025-4 (v.1)

ISBN 1-59030-026-2 (v.2)

ISBN 1-59030-027-0 (v.3)

ISBN 1-59030-028-9 (v.4)

ISBN 1-59030-029-7 (v.5)

ISBN 1-59030-030-0 (v.6)

ISBN 1-59030-031-9 (v.7)

ISBN 1-59030-032-7 (v.8)

1. Spiritual life—Buddhism.   2. Buddhism—Doctrines.   I. Gimian, Carolyn Rose.   II. Title.

BQ4302.T7823  2003

294.3′420423—dc22     2003058963

CONTENTS

 

Introduction to Volume Four

J
OURNEY WITHOUT
G
OAL
: T
HE
T
ANTRIC
W
ISDOM OF THE
B
UDDHA

 

Acknowledgments
Introduction
“Intensifying Devotion in One’s Heart”
BY
J
AMGÖN
K
ONGTRÜL
L
ODRÖ
T
HAYE

 

1. The Tantric Practitioner

2. Vajra Nature

3. Mandala

4. Nontheistic Energy

5. Transmission

6. The Vajra Master

7. Visualization

8. Body, Speech, and Mind

9. The Five Buddha Families

10. Abhisheka

11. Being and Manifesting

12. The Question of Magic

13. The Tantric Journey

14. Anuttarayoga

15. Maha Ati

 

“Lord Marpa’s Praise to the Gurus”

T
HE
L
ION

S
R
OAR
: A
N
I
NTRODUCTION TO
T
ANTRA

 

Editor’s Foreword

Part One:

Nine Yanas Seminar / Boulder, December 1973

 

1. The Journey

2. Hopelessness

3. The Preparation for Tantra

4. The Basic Body

5. The Crazy-Wisdom Holder and the Student

6. Alpha Pure

Part Two:

Nine Yanas Seminar / San Francisco, May 1973

 

1. Suffering, Impermanence, Egolessness

2. Competing with Our Projections

3. The Dawn of Mysticism

4. The Juncture between Sutra and Tantra

5. Overcoming Moralism

6. Introduction to Tantra

7. The Five Buddha Families and Mahamudra

8. Anuttarayoga

9. Mahamudra and Maha Ati

 

Notes

T
HE
D
AWN OF
T
ANTRA

By Herbert V. Guenther and Chögyam Trungpa

 

Introduction

 

1. Tantra: Its Origin and Presentation

2. Laying the Foundation

3. Yogachara and the Primacy of Experience

4. The Mandala Principle and the Meditative Process

5. The Indivisibility of Openness and Compassion

6. The Development of Shunyata

7. The Guru-Disciple Relationship

8. Visualization

9. Empowerment and Initiations

10. Questions and Answers: Guenther

11. Questions and Answers: Rinpoche

A
N
I
NTERVIEW WITH
C
HÖGYAM
T
RUNGPA

Things Get Very Clear When You’re Cornered

Glossary

Sources

Acknowledgments

A Biography of Chögyam Trungpa

Books by Chögyam Trungpa

Resources

Index

INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME FOUR

 

V
OLUME
F
OUR OF
The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa
is the first of three volumes that present the tantric, or vajrayana, teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Volume Four is path-oriented, Volume Five is organized around the themes of lineage and devotion, and Volume Six deals with what one might call tantric states of mind or tantric experience. Not every item included in each volume conforms exactly to this structure, but I have attempted to group material with some affinity together.

From some point of view, Trungpa Rinpoche’s approach was altogether tantric, or grounded in vajrayana, especially in the teachings that he gave after coming to North America. However, for the purposes of
The Collected Works
, the published material that was particularly focused on vajrayana teachings has been gathered together in Volumes Four to Six. Interestingly, the majority of these books have been published posthumously.

Even when presenting the most overtly tantric material, Trungpa Rinpoche guarded the integrity of the vajrayana teachings, being very careful not to introduce material prematurely to his students and not to cater to public fascination with tantra. There was certainly plenty of such fascination when he came to America in the early 1970s, which made him even more conservative in his approach. In many of his early talks, he focused on what tantra was
not
, dispelling preconceptions of wild behavior, indulgence in “tantric sex,” and bizarre surges of energy. His teachings on the dangers of spiritual materialism were, in part, designed to cut through naive misinterpretations of tantra, which he saw as potentially very harmful to young American spiritual seekers.

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