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    • Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

    • By: Marvin Casper - editor, John Baker - editor, Chögyam Trungpa, and others
    • Narrated by: Jim Gimian
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    In this modern spiritual classic, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa highlights the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. The universal tendency, he shows, is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement - the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty. "The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use," he said, "even spirituality."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Mary J. Murphy on 07-25-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation

    • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Pema Chödrön (foreword), John Baker (editor), and others
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 276

    ChgyamTrungpa's unique ability to express the essence of Buddhist teachings in the language and imagery of modern American culture makes his books among the most accessible works of Buddhist philosophy. Here Trungpa explores the true meaning of freedom, showing us how our preconceptions, attitudes, and even our spiritual practices can become chains that bind us to repetitive patterns of frustration and despair.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Buddhist Teachings for Americans Living in 1970

    • By Sara on 01-03-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The Peregrine: 50th Anniversary Edition: Afterword by Robert Macfarlane

    • By: J. A. Baker, Mark Cocker - introduction, Robert Macfarlane - afterword, and others
    • Narrated by: Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Despite the association of peregrines with the wild outer reaches of the British Isles, The Peregrine is set on the flat marshes of the Essex coast, where J. A. Baker spent a long winter looking at and writing about the visitors from the uplands - peregrines that spend the winter hunting the huge flocks of pigeons and waders that share the desolate landscape with them. Such luminaries as Ted Hughes and Andrew Motion have cited this as one of the most important books in 20th century nature writing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A classic ode to wildness

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $12.39