By Trungpa, Rinpoche Chogyam

"transcript of talks given through Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche on the fourth Vajradhatu Seminary, a twelve-week interval of in depth meditation and research, held at Land O'Lakes, Wisconsin September-November 1976"

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Q: I think that's different. R: It's exactly the same, exactly the same. Q: No, because that's trying to speak a language. Buddha is more of a concept. R: No. Q: Well, it's suggesting something that we don't-It's like instead of saying-! don't know, it seems to me like·R: Give me an example if you can. Q: It's like spaghetti. " R: That's fine; that's even closer. If you say boodha, it is much simpler. If you say something like "sbagaiti" or "subaidi," it's completely off. Q: It just seems affected to me to say boodha.

Just be up-to-date every minute. That's the best word I can think of. Up-to-date in every minute. ] Just be there! ] Very simple and basic. Very simple. 43 Talk Six TAKING REFUGE: SANGHA Tonight I thought we could get into the question of sangha. We should approach sangha as a continuation of our understanding of Buddha and dharma. Buddha is the teacher, dharma is the teaching, and sangha is the practitioners. When we begin to understand Buddha and dharma, our understanding of the sangha will follow.

R: No, no. Nothing like that. Just a trip. " That approach. " You have some kind of experience of journey as well as of discipline at the same time-in the proper, sane way, not hippy style but just experiencing the real meaning. '' Q: It's kind of like ''vocation'' or something like that. R: Well, vocation with a lot of chili in it. It's more colorful than just pure vocation, like the vocation of being a monk. ] I suppose the closest word we could think of would be "practitioner," if you like-which is a very tamed thing.

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