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  The Teacup & the Skullcup: Chogyam Trungpa on Zen & Tantra


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"Scholarly and poetic, The Teacup and the Skullcup takes on the provocative nuances of Zen and tantra as 'consociational' allies in a new western matrix." –Anne Waldman

The Teacup & the Skullcup
includes talks from two seminars, both called "Zen and Tantra," which Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche taught at Karme Chöling and Boston in winter 1974. Altogether they create a timeless exposition of the similarities and differences between vajrayana Buddhism and the Zen Buddhist tradition. Introduction by Acharya David Schneider. Photos and line drawings. Indexed. Contents include

Part One: The Awakening of Prajna

  • Very Practical Joke
  • Precision & Vastness
  • Artists & Unemployed Samurai
  • Wild Zen, Crazy Tantra

Part Two: The Net of Discipline

  • Trapping the Monkey
  • Beauty & Absurdity
  • Dynamic Stillness & Cosmic Absorption

Part Three: Oxherding

  • Oxherding Pictures

Part Four: Suzuki Roshi

  • Suzuki Roshi: A Recollection of Buddha, Dharma, Sangha

Vajradhatu Publications
Softcover, 6" x 9"
140 pp.

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