Aro Dictionary

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chang chub sem
Active compassion. Also enlightened mind, or primordial awareness.
The Tibetan spelling is byang chub sems.
The equivalent Sanskrit term is bodhicitta.
chö
Most fundamentally, ‘chö’ means ‘as it is’. The word is used in many ways. It means, among other things: Buddhism, phenomenon and truth.
The Tibetan spelling is chos.
The equivalent Sanskrit term is Dharma.
chöd
A system of meditation practices that transform or self-liberate the energies of fear and loss. Also spelled gÇod.
The Tibetan spelling is gCod.
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Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987) was the Lama most responsible for bringing Vajrayana Buddhism to the West. He had an unparalleled ability to communicate the most profound Tibetan Buddhist teachings in terms understandable to English speakers without compromising their meaning. His books are classics and many appear in the Aro recommended reading list.
Read more about: Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
crazy wisdom
The unpredictable and sometimes incomprehensible or shocking enlightened activity of certain realised masters. Some Lamas manifest crazy wisdom as a way of shaking people out of dualistic complacency.