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Meditation in Action

By: Chögyam Trungpa,Samuel Bercholz - foreword
Narrated by: Samuel Bercholz
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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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Learn what to do with your life's manure

I got this because I finished reading Shambhala way of the spiritual warrior and I immediately needed more. There is something so grounded about his writing. Spiritual writers are usually half way up their own butts at the very least. Chogyam's instructions are based in Eastern Philosophy but they feel more based in Human philosophy.

Turns out Chogyam was also a super controversial which I love (give his wiki a read). But that makes me like him more.

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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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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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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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A must read!

Excellent book that tells the reader the importance of meditation and present moment as well as other subjects related to peaceful mind.

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Insightful & Simple

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This book is very well written and keep the attention of the audience. The quality of production is good and the material of the book is very well written and presented. Chögyam Trungpa is a phenomenal thinker and in this book demystifies meditation in a simple and straight forward manner.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is seeking to learn more depth about meditation and how to apply it in ones daily life.

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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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  • 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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  • Marioncostadelsol
  • 09-24-22

A MUST HAVE .. If YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT YOU...

A truly remarkable work, explaining much of the difficult to explain... A kind of handbook to go back to again and again.. to grasp the truths therein, a light along the way... Great to know I dont have to get to India... Thankyou

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  • 02-21-22

nice book

enjoyed this 40th anniversary version of this book.

a little heavy going at times but having said that well worth a read

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  • Nakita
  • 12-04-21

Very nice introduction to Buddhism

Easy to understand and is a book you could read again to understand more. The narrator does a nice job but fumbles a bit on some words and mispronounces some Indian names and Hindi/Sanskrit words (but that's relative).

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  • Andrew Gallagher
  • 08-24-21

Simply soothing

Narrated beautifully. The principles and history of meditation are shared in a simple narrative that breaks down complexities in leading a peaceful life. I thoroughly enjoyed this audible and would recommend it as a brief and accessible summary to the Buddhist traditions and essence of mediation.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kegan
  • 05-23-22

An essential textbook in Buddhism and meditation

Necessary reading for students and teachers of Buddhism and meditation.

Can be read alongside Zen Mind Beginners Mind.

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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.