Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Chogyam Trungpa | Dharma Art + FREE Pocket Wisdom

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There's a kind of art that can wake you up. You know it when you see it. It transcends the artist who creates it and the viewer who experiences it to express the truth, dignity, and goodness of a situation. It's both teaching and practice.  "Dharma art" is the term Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave to this sort of creative expression, and he applied it not only to such disciplines as painting, pottery, or flower-arranging, but to every other activity of our life as well: the principle applies to peeling potatoes as much as it does to painting a picture.

            True  Perception: The Path of Dharma Art is a collection of the great meditation master's writings on the art that arises from the unself-conscious, nonaggressive mind. It will be an inspiration to professional artists, but also to all those of us whose art is found in the living of our daily lives.  This is an expanded edition of the previously published collection Dharma Art (1996). It includes a new introduction, as well as the new essay "Joining Heaven and Earth," based on a presentation the author gave in 1979.

 For a limited time, order True Perception and you'll also receive a FREE copy of :

The Pocket Chogyam Trungpa

This compact (3 by 4.5 inches) paperback contains 108 gems taken from among Trungpa's many volumes. It's a great, short introduction  to his teaching, and a portable source of inspiration to practice that you can take with you on the go.

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