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



The Teacup & the Skullcup: Chogyam Trungpa on Zen and Tantra
The Teacup and the Skullcup contains Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche s important teachings on Zen. The heart of the book is a series of seven talks given to students and the public in 1974, under the title Zen and Tantra. The talks provide a warmly appreciative survey of the roots, meditation, training techniques, results, and the historical places of Zen and tantra particularly the crazy wisdom tradition in the development of Buddhism. Trungpa Rinpoche delineates the underlying philosophies and aesthetic expression of the two traditions through vivid example, personal experience, and especially through a lively give and take with the audience. At times enigmatic, often humorous, and always challenging conventional ideas, Trungpa Rinpoche sheds a unique light on practice and the path. The Teacup and the Skullcup also includes his tantric commentary on one of Zen s most famous teaching devices the ten Oxherding Pictures as well as his eulogy for friend and mentor, Zen master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.


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