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."
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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.
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Some choose to "get off the grid", but many more Americans find themselves pushed off - whether because of financial pressures, a need or a deep desire to disappear for a period of time, or myriad other compelling reasons. John Casper is serious about teaching the listener how storage units can meet the needs of the housing-insecure, the adventurous, and anyone else willing to challenge social norms (and sometimes the law) in search of a place to call home.
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