Work, sex, and money loom large in our world and the soulscapes of people. Consumerism devours the money we make at work, it turns people into sex objects, and it transforms credit cards into debt. Chogyam Trungpa (1940 - 1987) was a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, an artist, a teacher, and a prolific writer. He was fully immersed in life as president of Naropa University and founder of a global network of spiritual groups. Whereas many of his contemporaries had trouble seeing the sacredness of society, Trungpa did, and that opened the door for him to write freely about work, sex, and money as real life experiences on the path of mindfulness.

The meditative disciplines help us to see that "spirituality is all about how to handle the situations of daily life." They also enable us to behold all things with clarity. Both of these come in handy when dealing with overcoming obstacles at work such as frivolity, speed, daydreams, and interpersonal conflicts. On the subject of sex, Trungpa talks about energy, passion, and family karma. His treatment of money takes within its embrace money as a form of energy, as business ethics, as mother's milk.

Trungpa challenges us to do practices on handling work, sex, and money. Be patient and be vigilant. The ego can jam things up when we are dealing with this influential trinity of concerns.