Available to all, but particularly
recommended for students doing the four karmas fire puja or beginning
Secret Beyond Thought is an edited transcript of a two-talk public seminar Vidyadhara Chögyam
Trungpa Rinpoche taught in Boston, Massachusetts in February 1971. The first
talk is an excellent introduction to the tantric principles of the chakra
system. Specifically, the Vidyadhara addresses how it embodies the five
awakened aspects of body, speech, mind, quality, and action. The second talk
offers a unique teaching on the four karmas—or enlightened activities—and how
they can either conquer or be perverted by the four maras, our personal demons
and habitual patterns of ego-fixation.
These two teachings, among the earliest
the Vidyadhara gave in North America, provide a glimpse into the profound trust
Chögyam Trungpa had in the possibility that genuine buddhadharma could be
successfully transplanted into Western culture.
The original digitally remastered talks
from which this book is drawn are also available as a two-disc audio CD set. Click here for CD set
Softcover, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"