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Sacred world : the Shambhala way to gentleness, bravery, and power
Hayward, Jeremy W.
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Second edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Shambhala, 1998.
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x, 289 pages ; 22 cm
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On verso: First Shambala edition.
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BL624 .H378 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This is the first book to offer step-by-step instruction in Shambhala warriorship. Combining Buddhist mindfulness practice and pre-Buddhist shamanic teachings, Shambhala warriorship training teaches ways to call on powerful, natural energies for personal and collective transformation. It shows us how to use everyday situations to unite mind, body, and emotions in a harmonious whole.

The Haywards illuminate the powerful and elegant philosophy behind warriorship with practical guidelines, meditations, personal insights, anecdotes, and mindfulness exercises to guide the reader on the warrior's path, which ultimately leads to self-liberation and harmony with the world.

The Haywards are uniquely qualified to present these teachings: close friends and students of Chögyam Trungpa, they helped him present the teachings of Shambhala warriorship through the Shambhala Training program, with which they continue to work closely today.

Author Notes

Karen Hayward was the first director of the Kalapa Ikebana school of flower arranging, founded by Chögyam Trungpa. She and her husband, Jeremy Hayward, teach warriorship retreats around the world.

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The Haywards lead retreats on the Shambhala teachings of Chögyam Trungpa, one of the pioneers of Buddhism in the West. This book is the second edition of Jeremy Hayward's Sacred World: A Guide to Shambhala Warriorship in Daily Life (Bantam, 1995), herein completely revised. One of the book's purposes is to show the reader how to recover perception of the heart. The Haywards take the reader on a journey through ordinary experience into the sacred world, uncovering obstacles to living in sacredness and exploring ways to work with these obstacles. Their meditations, personal insights, anecdotes, and mindfulness exercises guide the reader toward self-knowledge and empathy. The Haywards were friends and students of Trungpa, who died in 1987. A helpful addition to collections on Western and Eastern approaches to living.‘Leroy Hommerding, Citrus Cty. Lib. System, Inverness, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.