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Help locating a widespread quote attributed to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

In Smiling at Fear, in the chapter titled "Facing Yourself", Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche says: The only way to relax with yourself is to open your heart. Then you have a chance to see who you ...
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How did Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche justify drinking alcohol?

American culture & American students; similar to how today American "Buddhist" teachers promote "liberalism" (even though liberalism is contrary to the Dhamma). There are, ...
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How did Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche justify drinking alcohol?

Quoting from "Treasury of Precious Qualities" by Jigme Lingpa, with commentary by Longchen Yeshe Dorje, Kangyur Rinpoche, with a foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama: Alcohol, the taking of which is a ...
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How does Shambhala differ from traditional Vajrayana Buddhism as it is practiced in Asia?

Personally (and I belong to a Shambhala sangha and have 20+ years as a Zen Buddhist practitioner), it's good to see Shambhala returning to it's roots. The "old" Shambhala incorporated too much of ...
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Questions about Chogyam Trungpa's unique presentation of the five skandhas?

I don’t find this presentation unique to CTR, though of course his style is unique. He lays out the progression perhaps more clearly in The Development of Ego. It’s the bit that starts with a grain ...
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Help locating a widespread quote attributed to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

I think I heard this line in a lecture by Ram Dass, probably from the 80's, that I may still have somewhere on cassette. I don't think he credits Trungpa in the lecture. My guess is that he got the ...
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How did Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche justify drinking alcohol?

There's a chapter titled Alcohol as Medicine or Poison: in one of his books which is titled The Heart of the Buddha.
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