TRUE PERCEPTION: The Path of Dharma Art by Chogyam Trungpa, ed. by Judith Lief


A POWERFUL SENSE OF PERCEPTION

Magic is the power within oneself. You have enough strength, exertion and energy to view things as they are, personally, properly, and directly. You have the chance to experience the brightness of life and the haziness of life, which is also a source of power. The fantastically sharp-edged quality of life can be experienced personally and directly. There is a powerful sense of perception available to you.

An expanded edition of Chogyam Trungpa’s Dharma Art (1996), this book presents Trungpa’s teachings about the power of art to awaken and liberate. Trungpa extends the principles of dharma art to everyday life, showing how any activity can provide an opportunity to relax and open our senses to the phenomenal world. This edition includes a revised introduction and a new essay.

“Genuine art has the power to awaken and liberate. The renowned meditation master and artist Chogyam Trungpa called this type of art “dharma art” – any creative work that springs from an awakened state of mind, characterized by directness, unselfconsciousness, and nonaggression. Dharma art provides a vehicle to appreciate the nature of things as they are and express it without any struggle or desire to achieve. A work of dharma art brings out the goodness and dignity of the situation it reflects – dignity that comes from the artist’s interest in the details of life and sense of appreciation for experience. Trungpa shows how the principles of dharma art extend to everyday life: any activity can provide an opportunity to relax and open our senses to the phenomenal world.”–Back cover.

Full contents

* Dharma Art – Genuine Art
* Discovering Elegance
* Great Eastern Sun
* Basic Goodness
* Meditation
* Art in Everyday Life
* Ordinary Truth
* Empty Gap of Mind
* Coloring Our World
* New Sight
* Dharma Art – Genuine Art
* Discovering Elegance
* Great Eastern Sun
* Basic Goodness
* Meditation
* Art in Everyday Life
* Ordinary Truth
* Empty Gap of Mind
* Coloring Our World
* New Sight
* The Process of Perception
* Being and Projecting
* Lost Horizons
* Giving
* Self-Existing Humor
* Outrageousness
* Wise Fool
* Five Styles of Creative Expression
* Nobody’s World
* Choiceless Magic
* One Stroke
* The Activity of Nonaggression
* State of Mind
* Heaven, Earth, and Human
* Endless Richness
* Back to Square One
* Art Begins at Home
* Joining Heaven and Earth.

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