Meditation in Action

40th Anniversary Edition
Narrated by: Samuel Bercholz
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (813 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chgyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life. He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action - generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity, and wisdom - revealing that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom: the ability to see clearly into situations and deal with them skillfully, without the self-consciousness connected with ego.

©1991 Diana Mukpo. Afterword 2010 by Samuel Bercholz (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Insightful

I've heard it 4 times and I get something from it each time. Just go with the flow. Lose our mind gain our senses. Stop using our mind and trust and use your senses.

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The most mind altering three hours of my life

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Really puts everything together in one place. An excellent introduction to buddhism and meditation.

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Theres a lot here. Youll want to listen more than once.

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Relistened to Meditation in Action Recently

It's a great book that outlines what meditation is and isn't. The book gives background information on the life of the Buddha, and some other great spiritual men of their times. Highly recommend it and also a decently short read.

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Must read for anyone interested in spiritual development

Must read for anyone interested in spiritual development. It is written without the marketing hype, instead full of mini stories and paralalism, to help the reader not only understanding the point, but connecting to the point in such a way that one remembers better the 'why' part. Highly recommended.

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Great classic of meditation

Excellent narration that added to the talks with its gradual and patient ambiance. Of course, the wisdom in these talks speaks for itself. The best introduction to meditation I've found.

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This is your first step....what your looking for!!

I had no expectations but I defiantly feel enlightened very easy to listen to and almost like a mini textbook or you can refer to different chapters and gather your refrence with ease.... literally exactly what I was looking for. I believe this book has knowledge and expierence that would be useful to someone in any walk of life. Loved It...btw i never leave reviews ;)

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Loved it 20 Years Ago

Loved it 20 Years ago and love it now (mayhap more)! What a classic! And, I'm so glad to see it, here.

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First step into the light Inside

There is a time to discover our self once where we wonder about our porpouse and star thinking in a greater path rather than our self ..... This book is a door to IT !

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very helpful book on meditation

enjoyable to listen to. very practicle and helpful meditation guidance. historical budhist perspective is enlightening.

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Meditation is a beautiful !

Wow what a book !
I was always looking for a book that will tell me about what is meditation and this is it.
I really recommend .

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  • 04-19-15

Very good

I have been studying Tibetan Buddhism for over 15 years and I just found this book so clear and it really helped to deepen my understanding. This book is a great foundation for those that are new to meditation and those with some knowledge. I will listen to this again and again. Trungpa is amazing.

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  • Betty
  • 05-17-20

Thought-provoking!

"Meditation in Action" introduced me to Chögyam Trungpa, and what an interesting man! His words are so warm and accessible that I feel like I know him. The way he delivers his views is so simple, yet so deep, that the book can be listenend to over and over again. The anecdotes he shares are both fun and enlightening. His voice deserves to be heard!

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  • G Money
  • 11-11-19

Suitable for experienced meditators

this is a good brief to the point look at some key things that help with meditation.

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  • John Ex
  • 12-10-17

Thoughtful Approach

You won't really learn how to meditate from this book but you will learn about the philosophy of Buddhism and a meditative life. A good read, although the author died prematurely in a questionable context, proving, perhaps, that wisdom flows through any one of us, despite any human failings.

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  • For the love of Zeus
  • 05-21-16

very good

it was not what i had expected, but nevertheless it is a very interesting listern, i have completed it twice now, and dare say will a few more times

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  • robert lay
  • 03-11-16

Excellent instruction

Great insight from a Tibetan master. Very accessible from a western perspective and provides an introduction to the development of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

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  • Barbara Smart
  • 10-14-15

who a i

this is a reflection of what. I am amazed by the way the book make one looks a the biggest question. who's you.

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  • Mike
  • 01-03-18

A deeper understanding of Meditation!

I really enjoyed this book, narrator was a bit monotonous at times, but I have a deeper understanding of Meditation now, which is cool!

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  • jane smith
  • 03-19-18

great

easy listening, perfect for self improvment. a must book . short and intresting as so are his orher teachings.

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  • Mark Workman
  • 10-07-17

Meditation Classic

Brilliant work. Well written. Straight forward. No bullshit. You just have to do it, that's all.