Sadness, Love, Openness: the Buddhist path of joy
A direct, pithy, and accessible guide to the entire path of Tibetan Buddhism by one of the most beloved and respected contemporary lamas.
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.