Pema Chödrön shows us how we can let go of self-centered worries and become a bodhisattva-warrior. It’s the greatest happiness of all.
The ground of fearlessness, says Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, is renouncing hard-heartedness and allowing ourselves to be tender, sad, present.
You are a warrior when you have the bravery to face who you are, without fear, embarassment, or denial. This warriorship is the basis of the spiritual path.
“Conquering Fear” is based on a seminar Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche conducted in 1979 for teachers in Shambhala Training on meditation and the view of warriorship.
“There is a natural healthiness and sense of goodness we can all experience personally,” says Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on the Shambhala teachings. “Then we will discover what kind of joy is needed to help the world. We find that the joy of warriorship is always needed.”
According to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, to have the definite intention to emerge from samsara is an act of warriorship, a way of dealing with our fear of death.