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True Command: The Teachings of the Dorje Kasung: Volume 1: The Town Talks by Chogyam Trungpa
True Command: The Teachings of the Dorje Kasung: Volume 1: The Town Talks -- by Chögyam Trungpa

Based on talks given by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, also known as the Dorje Dradul, on the path of warriorship as practiced in the discipline of the Dorje Kasung.

"This publication has several purposes: first, to be a study guide for those who are practising members of the Dorje Kasung; second, to provide all of the members of the Shambhala community with a firsthand knowledge of this significant part of the Dorje Dradul's teachings, which have deeply affected their own practice. Finally, we are pleased to make this volume available to all other interested readers. Whether they are drawn to this discipline or put off by it, through this book, their judgement can be informed by direct experience of the Dorje Kasung teachings."

224 pages. Paperback.

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For all audiences, True Command presents an excellent example of how Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's unique application of the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings is profoundly helpful in addressing the fundamental societal and cultural challenges of our time.

"True Command, Volume One: The Town Talks includes every major address that the Dorje Dradul gave to the Dorje Kasung in an urban setting. It is in these 'town' talks that the basic framework and evolution of the Dorje Kasung practice are revealed. Though not an official history, this book contains material from all the historic occasions and events which form the heart of the Dorje Kasung teachings. It is not meant to be the complete teachings of the Dorje Kasung, but we felt it would be helpful to include supporting materials that fill in parts of the story and give it practical meaning. It is not possible to codify these teachings, but this is the most complete presentation you will be able to find."
-- from the Introduction by James Gimian

Includes Forewords by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Lady Diana Mukpo, an Introduction by James Gimian, and a color reproduction of the Dorje Dradul thangka painted by Noedup Rongae.

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987)--meditation master, scholar, and artist--was well-known throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as a Buddhist teacher as well as founder and president of Vajradhatu, Naropa Institute, and Shambhala Training.

224 pages. Paperback.

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