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The classic guide to enlightened living that first presented the Buddhist path of the warrior to a Western audience.

There is a basic human wisdom that can help solve the world's problems. It doesn't belong to any one culture or region or religious tradition - though it can be found in many of them throughout history. It's what Chögyam Trungpa called the sacred path of the warrior. 

The sacred warrior conquers the world not through violence or aggression but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge. The warrior discovers the basic goodness of human life and radiates that goodness out into the world for the peace and sanity of others. That's what the Shambhala teachings are all about, and this is the book that has been presenting them to a wide and appreciative audience for more than 30 years.

©2009 Chogyam Trungpa (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Down to Earth Buddhism from a Wise Master

Very practical and sensible advice from a unique man who understood that living is not always easy.

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Thought provoking book.

Everyone in our modern selfish world should read this book, particularly life coaches and coachees aswell. I learnt a lot about taking kindness and self-discipline to a whole new level. The story and various examples are very relevant and empowering. I recommend this book.

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  • Al
  • 18-11-18

A Guide to Developing Practical Wisdom for Life

Over the last 15 years I have read and reread this book many times. I am an agnostic atheist with little patience for religious explanation and I have no problem with the contents of this guide. It makes use of extensive metaphor as it goes into the later chapters, but it is secular throughout and the value that it offers is based on practical grounding in every day experience.

The most productive periods of my life have taken place when I'm practicing what is in this book.

At those times when I'm feeling out of touch with important parts of my life, this simple book provides reminders of methods that can be immediately started to get grounded and back in touch with myself and begin interacting constructively with those parts of life again. It is not easy to implement the contents of this book, but with a little discipline the practices and perspective offered are very powerful and positive.

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  • Nicole Reynolds
  • 26-06-19

Love the book, the narrator not so much

Considering that the sacred path is an equanimous one, a soft, soothing, and calm voice would have carried and demonstrated the message beautifully. The narrator’s work and effort is appreciated (especially since I love audiobooks more than reading); her voice just wasn’t the perfect fit for this material - according to my aesthetic taste, that is.

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  • Allie
  • 06-06-18

One of my favorites

I absolutely love this book. I’ve purchased it 4 different times, and once in audible. The audible narrator is terrible but this book is great and would recommend to everyone. The actual book, not the audible.

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  • sweety
  • 26-02-19

Narrator was not carefully chosen!

The book could've been 10x's better read by someone else but it's still a good.

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  • 23-07-21

very good book

for all ages.... you truly need to hear this.... don't you understand life. love it out loud.

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  • ZA
  • 18-03-21

Spiritual Wisdom at Its Best

Profound and unsparing yet simple and straightforward, Chogyam Trungpa's work does not disappoint.

Carolyn R. Gimian's no-frills narration was consistently clear.

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  • 12-02-21

Essential

This should be considered absolutely essential to read for all beings to improve our world.

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  • Bao
  • 03-11-20

I thought provoking book

I really enjoyed listening to this book provoked a lot of thoughts just by the concepts provided by the author I recommend this book for anyone seeking enlightenment practice Buddhism and just generally looking to practice goodness in our world and bringing light to dark places a good drala.

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  • Bradford Hogue
  • 23-08-20

Great Listen

This is a book to be read or listened to often. Esoteric yet lucid.

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  • Elliot Baron
  • 20-12-19

great to listen to on Audible.

it was much easier to listen to this book that I've been trying to read on Audible. I was able to listen to it completely in three days. Thank you