Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche: Living Fully



Te often within the pages of Living Fully as the ssence of this book is about how to Strange Flesh experienceach moment of our lives and be present The topics covered within its pages primarily relate to the theme of how to break through confusion and how to find freedom from suffering and provides instructions on what ualities we can cultivate to help us on the path and in turn live a good lifeSuggestions such as Rubyfruit Jungle examining our intentions thinking of how to be of benefit and working with our minds by using meditation and mindfulness are referred to regularly in Living Fully A large part of the book speaks to how meditation helps to reveal wisdom and serves as a buffer against the challenges that can arise in our livesConcepts core to Buddhist thought such as the nature of change and impermanence obstacles antidotes karma self liberation non duality attachments and specifically as the title would suggest the power that comes from realization around our precious human birth and the need to act now are allxplored within the book Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche also spends some time When He was Wicked expressing how important it is for one to have a teacher in one s life and how this relationship can help us on our spiritual path The concept that the teacher is always available to us 247 is alsoxplored as well as how we ourselves are our best teachers in guiding ourselves along the way since at the nd of the day nobody can do the work for us but ourselvesThe final chapter of the book comes from a uestion and Answer session with Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche and mainly focuses on the topics of love work and life in our present age This section alone was uite nourishing for me as it related much to topics that I m currently focused on such as how to balance my attachment to technology with my desire to share and connect with others as well as how to function in the material world but be free Living Fully Finding Joy in Every Breath is one of those valuable books that can be picked up and referred to at any point as any chapter that you turn to will provide you with insight Regardless of how far along in practice and study a student is ngaged on the path Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche has written a book that deepens the core principles of how to be present in A Spark of Light every moment and makes that possibility less daunting A good book for me is one that tells me about my humanity and the humanity of others It helps me to become fully human A pebble in the pond it causes ripplesverywhere No matter whether it be fiction or non fiction poetry or prose a good book changes Les changements terrestres et la connexion anthropocosmique: L'histoire secrete du monde - Tome 3 everything So I like to believe What a joy for me to receive anmail this morning about Mind Work A magic manual for seeing yourself in Unbeueme Baudenkmale Entsorgen? Schutzen? Pflegen? everyone andveryone in you I could find no greater compliment for HE Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche s Living Fully Finding Joy in Every BreathHad I read one chapter only of this book I would have been amply rewarded Reading Rinpoche s passage on Honesty I found myself nodding in nthusiastic agreement it articulated with precision and clarity. Fered clarity liberation and the simple priceless power to rejoice in seeing and bei.

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The hard cover dition of this book was given to me by my cousin Richard I have now read it through twice one section a day after my meditation time A great resource for healthy living and for the practice of meditation I have reread this book often for its simplicity clarity ncouragement and techniues It is inspiring and I recommend it to anyone who wants to discover Life before Death It really is a gem one of the finest Buddhistic commentaries I have ver read though you do not have to be interested in Buddhism to profit from it A superb book one of a kind It s a good book for the beginner or the non Buddhist I think most folks who are already Zen Practitioners will find the material fairly standard and pedestrian This is not to say it is bad It s uite good and it might be just the book for you I thought it was good but it didn t speak to me in the way that Zen Flesh Zen Bones or Opening the Hand of Thought did Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche is trained in the 4 main Tibetan Buddhist traditions His root guru Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche was a Dzogchen teacher and is also my my order s Triratna refuge tree of inspiration On his website he says he s American than Tibetan He has a retreat center in upstate New York in MillertonThis book is a tour de force of teachings that basically hammer away at the idea that life is precious and to make the most of it you will meditate and be compassion It has a good dose of common sense and page notes and a glossary at the nd plus an interview I recognize many of the teachings including the idea of being humble and putting thought into action I got a review copy and I have to say I was skeptical Another Tibetan pumped out a book This is a very inspirational book If I were not spread so thin I d try and go on a retreat with him Seems like a genuine teacher I would recommend it for a beginner or intermediate student who has an interest in an inspiring book without much academic fuss I think that s my one criticism I thought he should have put in footnotes including references to Milarepa and others There were page notes that clarified things but he didn t attribute his teachings to where they originated fromTo DISPARITIONS end I ll include a prayer he wrote that I really liked May I act with pure motivationMay I part from selfish waysMay I bring Joy and happiness to othersMay I free them from pain and sorrowMay I have a big and open heartThatncompasses the whole world Compiled from Rinpoche s teachings this collection of thought provoking and inspiring lessons is formatted in sections of short ntries that can be studied one at a time a topical section at a time or all the way through Rinpoche who has followed the spiritual path of Buddhism from childhood opens his introduction with the humble assertion that the message is far I started reading this book after concluding the chapter on the Diamond Sutra in Thich Nhat Hanh s Awakening of the Heart and thought Wow this book seems so light and fluffy in comparison with the Diamond Sutra When I got to chapter 7 Living Fully shares a broad worldview and an intimate personal uest for meaning It

Acing Obstacles and Obscurations it seemed to get a bit interesting and useful for me Sometimes I found his words thought provoking For xampleWe may assume that a financial crisis or broken relationship is the cause of our fear and insecurity In truth we are fearful when we do not recognize the indestructible uality of our true nature This Artes e manhas da Embrafilme Cinema estatal brasileiro em sua epoca de ouro 1977 1981 essence is unborn and undying and it is naturally fearless p 231I admit I grew tired of all the we and you statementsspecially when they seemed disconnected from any understanding of how life is for many of us Westerners For Issyoga example When you see the preciousness of human life you will not feel that your point of view is superior You will be considerate and understanding p 241 In a number of places he writes like this as if it s all soasy but for many of us it s just not We have decades of self hating baggage to overcome co workers who Logans Alpha Evans Alphas expect us to get tipsy with themvery Friday and pages of snarky Facebook postings to sift through A Knightess In Shiny Armor (Book 1): An Arthina of Camalittle Adventure [Empowering Illustrated Children's Chapter Book] every day in order to remain connected to the people we know None of these things is conducive to the simply snap your fingers know this wisdom and your life will magically improve approach I sense the author having in much of this book There s so much actual work that we need to do to overcome all the crap in our lives and actually Live Fully I would have appreciated a bit practical hands on guidance in that area But as the author points out you need a teacher and I guess the teacher is the one to help you with a personalized approach to practiceIt would have been only 3 stars but I gave 4 stars because this author finally was the one to help me understand that famous uote of Padmasambhava s Even if your view is as high as the sky your observance of the behavior should be as fine as flour To paraphrase my understanding this means Even though you aim for a mindset which recognizes all things are intangibleempty and there are no actual merits to gather you should still recognize the interdependence of all things in the relative world and act with generosity discipline patience and diligence and meditate So function in the relative world while maintaining the view of the ultimate nature of all things It may sound strange to describe it as such but this book is like a great selection of short fast punk rock songs No need to go off into heavy long guitar solos Time to just get to it Get in and get out Living Fully does just that It s a collection of many short chapters that together give a full soundtrack to what it is to be human and how to discover how best to navigate this reality we find ourselves inuite a bit of terrain is covered in this book but don t be fooled it is a deep read and does coververy aspect of human Play the Game (Game Series, existence Ambitious yes but Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche has successfully achieved this with this book in my opinion The writing is clear and concise and grounded very much in Tibetan Buddhism as well as the fullxperience of being human Horse Anatomy for Performance every nook and crannyThe concept of freedom is referred to ui. S a practical and inspiring primer on whatnlightened Buddhist masters have long of.

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