"In order to gain real freedom, one has to be free from the search for happiness."—Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
In this seminar (Karme Chöling, 1975), Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche uses the Four Dharmas of Gampopa as the context for setting out the logic of the Buddhist path. In terms of the first dharma, he explains how following the dharma begins with facing the truth of our own situation. This includes understanding the nature of our own aggression. In his teaching on the second dharma, he discusses renunciation, discipline, and meditation as the key ingredients for success on the path. He then teaches how these activities help clarify confusion, a process in which we transcend both pleasure and pain by developing the knowledge that sees through emotions and preconceptions. This clear seeing relates to the fourth dharma, in which confusion is transformed into wisdom. The six talk titles are
- Following the Dharma
- Success of the Path
- Transcending Confusion
8 1/2" x 11"