reference – publications

The following publications are referenced by James T. McCay in BEYOND MOTIVATION and noted on the appropriate page.

Jim was a master of synergizing and connecting the dots and I find it exciting to be able look at where the germs of McCay’s thoughts came from. – Richard E. Ward

The synopsis for each publication has been added to this edition of BEYOND MOTIVATION and linked to the author bios in the book for easy reference while reading.

Follow the links below to find a copy of the brief synopsis of each publication as well as links to buy the books online in the Beyond Motivation Bookstore Shop.

Meditation in Action

Meditation in Action by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche is a classic teaching about meditation by a Tibetan master that continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Tibetan Buddhist meditation.

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Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that practicing meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life.

His exploration reveals that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom: the ability to see clearly into situations and deal with them skillfully, without the self-consciousness connected with ego.

He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action:

  1. generosity,
  2. discipline,
  3. patience,
  4. energy,
  5. clarity, and
  6. wisdom.

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Chogyam Trungpa

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (February 28, 1939 – April 4, 1987) the author of Meditation in Action was a Buddhist meditation master who founded Vajradhatu and Naropa University and establishing the Shambhala Training method.

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

He was the holder of both the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages, the eleventh Trungpa tülku, a tertön, supreme abbot of the Surmang monasteries, scholar, teacher, poet, artist, and originator of a radical re-presentation of Shambhala vision.

Recognized both by Tibetan Buddhists and by other spiritual practitioners and scholars as a preeminent teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, he was a major, albeit controversial, figure in the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism to the West.

Among his contributions are the translation of a large number of Tibetan texts, the introduction of the Vajrayana teachings to the West, and a presentation of the Buddhadharma largely devoid of ethnic trappings.

Regarded as a mahasiddha by many senior lamas, he is seen as having embodied the crazy wisdom (Tib. yeshe chölwa) tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Some of his teaching methods and actions were the topic of controversy during his lifetime and afterwards.

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