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Publisher's Summary

Each day we deal with the challenges of ordinary life: a series of mundane experiences that could be summarized by the title of this book, Work, Sex, Money. We all hope that these aspects of our life will be a source of fulfillment and pleasure, and they often are. Yet they are also always sources of problems for which we seek practical advice and solutions. The best prescription, according to Chögyam Trungpa, is a dose of reality and also a dose of respect for ourselves and our world. His profound teachings on work, sex, and money celebrate the sacredness of life and our ability to cope with its twists and turns with dignity, humor, and even joy. He begins by breaking down the barrier between the spiritual and the mundane, showing that work, sex, and money are just as much a part of our spiritual life as they are a part of our everyday existence. He then discusses these subjects in relation to ego and self-image, karma, mindfulness, and meditation.

"Work" includes general principles of mindfulness and awareness in how we conduct everyday life as well as discussion of ethics in business and the workplace. "Sex" is about relationships and communication as a whole. "Money" looks at how we view the economics of livelihood and money as "green energy" that affects our lives. The result is an inclusive vision of life, one that encompasses the biggest issues and the smallest details of every day. There are, in fact, few definitive answers in these pages. There is, however, authentic wisdom providing us with tools we need to work with the toughest stuff in our lives.

©2011 Diana J. Mukpo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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so much wisdom

such a concentrated source of spiritual wisdom from the perspective of real life. like a missing link between the life we find ourselves in and the spiritual practice we want to integrate it with

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Remarkable

listened to it twice now, loved it both times! Trungpa gets into your head, and you'll want him to stay there

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Profound discussion

I enjoyed this book a lot. Even though some topics are not straight forward, others are very grounded and easy to relate. The general perception is borderline intuitive. Will listen again and again.

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Not a direct work of Trungpas

this is my 5th book, not a direct text of trungpa. I recommended "cutting through spiritual materialism" or "shambala..."

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A charmingly enlightening book.

What made the experience of listening to Work, Sex, and Money the most enjoyable?

Anything read by Graeme Malcolm goes down easily, but the subject matter is also good.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Work, Sex, and Money?

How sensible and applicable the advise is.

What does Graeme Malcolm bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He has a gift for making a book sound the way it's supposed to, even if I don't know what that is.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. In fact, I've listened to it 3 times now.

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One of the BEST modern takes on Spiritualism

So many aoplicable gems in this I felt like I was transforming into my higher self.

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A wealth of info.

A great book for bringing mindfulness, compassion, awareness, and spirituality to the Ego. A more open way of being.

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Making Buddhism practical

A very practical way of practicing Buddhism in this modern era. Wonderful ways of dealing with real world problems. Loved it!

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Thanks to the author and audible for making this available to me. Useful wisdom has been gained

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wonderful, insightful beyond my ability to express

wonderful, insightful beyond my ability to express. Chogyam Trungpa gives succinct and timeless sound advice.

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  • 09-18-16

fantastic

Brilliant, very pleasant to listen to. Excellent narration. Very pleased.
Chögyam Trungpa comes really close, and can reach our everyday mind .

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  • 04-19-22

I wasn't expecting that

I was searching for a book about economics and got a book on much more. Work as a way of meditation; Sex as a way of communication and "Money as mothers milk" is a great new perspective on the major three dimensions of life.
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  • 05-04-22

Great book, but rushed performance.

Loved the book, but the guy reading it is really rushing through it. It's kinda stressful trying to listen to a spiritual book being read this quickly. Feels like im missing bits and not absorbing the message unless i played it at 0.85-0.9x speed.

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  • J. Basham
  • 12-16-19

brilliant

chogyam trungpa rinpoche chak sel lo. well another brilliant teaching coming through from when chogyam trungpa rinpooche was with us, understands the western world so well.

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  • Country Lass
  • 11-10-19

Subtle shifts of awareness as I listened

Boldly approaching topics typically avoided by Buddhism and society alike. Great to have the space and perspectives to consider these topics aside from or as part of one's everyday life. This made me order more Chogyam Trungpa audible books... so far this is still my favourite. Think anyone interested in meditation or Buddhist dharma would benefit from listening to this.

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  • 04-03-18

wow

So helpful and practical. lots of useful chunks to digest. Very relatable. I will be listening again many times

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  • 02-04-18

great teachings

easy to listen too , was well narrated . great food for thought. such a intresting book for you are intrested in following a spiritual path in life.

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  • 05-01-17

Very insightful, Grounded Reading

it was very helpful and useful to everyday life, I enjoyed it and found it very easy to listen too

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  • fabiola
  • 02-09-17

interesting read

my background is a christian, so a lot of concept in this book is not easy to understand for me. regardless, theres lots of truth in this book.

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  • Paul Rossouw
  • 03-17-15

Spiritual practice from a mundane life

A great listen on finding and enhancing the spirituality of our daily lives - very useful and magical.