Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Living Fully Review
Living Fully: Finding Joy in Every Breath by Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
Genre: Adult Non- Fiction
Publisher: New World Library
Source: Shelf Awareness Win
We all aspire to live fully and freely in the moment.
In Living Fully, Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche reveals timeless wisdom that can help us fulfill this deepest aspiration. Each succinct teaching is a luminous jewel, an invaluable guide to actualizing our innate potential and breathing with joy and ease.
Today, with so many struggling with financial, relationship, and career challenges, Living Fully: Finding Joy in Every Breath is a timely prescription. Rinpoche offers the tools we need to experience genuine inner freedom, uncorrupted by endless craving for something better. Topics include beginning with a pure motivation, the preciousness of breath, healing oneself and others, the essence of meditation, and spontaneous fulfillment.
Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche has written the book that our troubled age has been yearning for. It is a treasure trove of heartfelt advice on how to seize the moment and live with kindness and understanding. Rinpoche’s teachings gently beckon us home to the purity and simplicity of our true nature. At peace with ourselves and at ease with the world, we can discover what it means to live our lives fully.
This was a wonderful introduction to the teachings of Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche and some of the tenets of Buddhism.
I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it for anyone interested in learning more about Buddhism and trying to live a full life and finding peace with yourself.
Rinpoche talks about intentions, honesty, wakefulness, simplicity, karma, and meditation. He doesn’t preach, but just introduces readers to these basic concepts.
The main thing the author wants you to take away from this book is
“Do not measure yourself by how affluent, successful, or influential you are. Measure yourself by how content you are, by how present you can be in each moment.”