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Title:
Sadness, love, openness : the Buddhist path of joy / Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.
ISBN:
9781611804881
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boulder : Shambhala, 2018.
Physical Description:
x, 108 pages ; 20 cm
Contents:
Sadness -- Love -- Openness.
Abstract:
This short and easy-to-read guide teaches us to follow the Buddha's path by embracing both joy and sadness in our lives. Through being open to whatever experiences and hardships we may face, we can develop a genuine attitude to help all beings who suffer and to reduce our own greed and aggression. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche presents accessible and concise instructions on how we can incorporate our own experiences into our spiritual path in order awaken to how things truly are. Through knowing our own true nature as aware and compassionate, we can progress, step-by-step, on the Buddhist path, and use Rinpoche's teachings along the way as a touchstone. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's fresh and engaged approach to timeless Buddhist wisdom provides an opportunity to deeply connect with the teachings in a modern context. This work is a joy and inspiration to read, outlining the major teachings and practices of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Summary

This short and easy-to-read guide teaches us to follow the Buddha's path by embracing both joy and sadness in our lives. Through being open to whatever experiences and hardships we may face, we can develop a genuine attitude to help all beings who suffer and to reduce our own greed and aggession. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche presents accessible and concise instructions on how we can incorporate our own experiences into our spiritual path in order awaken to how things truly are. Through knowing our own true nature as aware and compassionate, we can progress, step-by-step, on the Buddhist path, and use Rinpoche's teachings along the way as a touchstone.

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's fresh and engaged approach to timeless Buddhist wisdom provides an opportunity to deeply connect with the teachings in a modern context. This work is a joy and inspiration to read, outlining the major teachings and practices of Tibetan Buddhism.


Author Notes

Meditation master and renowned teacher CHOKYI NYIMA RINPOCHE has been teaching audiences around the world for the past 25 years. Known for his warmth, humor and wit, his teachings offer a unique opportunity to directly connect with the Buddhist tradition in a fresh, vital way that is relevant to our lives today. Rinpoche is the founder of the Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in Kathamandu and the Rangjung Yeshe Institute, an internationally recognized college that teaches Buddhist philosophy and language. Rinpoche travels extensively teaching Buddhism and has students and centers throughout the world.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Tibetan Buddhist abbot Nyima (Present Fresh Wakefulness) introduces the key concepts of Buddhism in this accessible beginner's guide. In the opening section, on sadness, he explains how the rejection of impermanence causes all suffering before ending with a nice summation of the Buddhist route to ultimate truth through a clear understanding of the interdependence of all things. The next section, on love, offers suggestions on how to work through suffering with meditations to increase compassion and clear descriptions of how broadly one's love must extend: "become a loving servant, savior, and friend to all beings." Though the instructions are vague and will require more personal support, there are plenty of provocative ideas to mull over. The final section on openness exhorts those aspiring to enlightenment to not become competitive or fixated on progress and to let go of their firm grip on the way things seem. Indirect connections between paragraphs throughout never make the work feel jumbled; instead, Nyima's nonlinear approach feels like the organic wisdom of a dear friend. Somewhere between a preliminary guidebook and fine-spun philosophy, this comforting volume succeeds as an easy introduction to Buddhist thinking and practice. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.