The Sanity We Are Born With: A Discussion of Meditation & Mind

In his book, The Sanity We Are Born With, author, Chögyam Trungpa, teaches that all of us are born with what he terms "basic sanity," or inherent goodness, health, and clear perception. Helping ourselves and others to connect with this intrinsic ground of sanity and health is the subject of a collection of teachings, which the author gave to Western psychologists, psychotherapists, and students of meditation over a number of years. Editor Carolyn Rose Gimian has arranged and introduced a selection of these lectures and essays that summarize his presentation of Buddhist psychology to Westerners.

 

Using this text as a basis for discussion, the discussions will explore:

  • Meditation as a way of training the mind and cultivating mindfulness
  • Nurturing our intrinsic health and basic sanity
  • Concepts of mind, ego, and intelligence, and how these ideas can be employed in relating to oneself and others

To learn more about this class or to reserve your spot today, click here or call us at (949) 854-5500.

Participants are not required to bring their own copies of the book – there will be copies available to use at each discussion.

Participants can join the discussion at any time, attending all discussions is not required. Previous experience with meditation is helpful but not a requirement.

About the Author - Chögyam Trungpa

Chögyam Trungpa (1940–1987): Meditation master, teacher, and artist—founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America, the Shambhala Training program, and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books including Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and Smile at Fear. Chögyam Trungpa was a pioneer in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to North America and was well known for his unique grasp of the “Western mind."

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