Awaken your mind,
open your heart,
be of benefit,
change the world.
To publish books—rooted in wisdom traditions—
that focus on inner transformation, enlightened living,
alleviating the suffering of samsara†, and countering spiritual materialism‡
† While samsara is an Indic word describing the cycle of suffering described in Buddhism and Hinduism, we use it here in a universal sense with the view that the root of all our suffering can only be alleviated through spiritual development.
‡ In Cutting through Spiritual Materialism, Chögyam Trungpa describes this term as follows:
“Walking the spiritual path properly is a very subtle process; it is not something to jump into naively. There are numerous sidetracks which lead to a distorted, ego-centered version of spirituality; we can deceive ourselves into thinking we are developing spiritually when instead we are strengthening our egocentricity through spiritual techniques. This fundamental distortion may be referred to as spiritual materialism.”