Uncommon Happiness: The Path of the Compassionate Warrior

Uncommon Happiness: The Path of the Compassionate Warrior

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche


From 2005 to 2007, instructor Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche gave periods on Buddhist student Shantideva’s The method of the Boddhisattva at a famous retreat heart in Northern California. His commentaries printed this sort of deep knowing that practitioner Marcia Binder Schmidt determined to assemble them for different scholars of Buddhism as an self reliant paintings. This booklet is the result.

Beginning with an summary of the total direction of Buddhism, Kongtrül Rinpoche is going directly to research diverse features of Shantideva’s textual content, continuously bearing on the lessons to person event. He explores extensive the learning of the 4 immeasurables—equanimity, loving kindness, compassion, and sympathetic joy—and discusses the significance of wholehearted engagement within the strategy. His recommendation for developing and preserving a religious perform is either functional and inspiring.

Although the e-book includes 3 years of teachings, it continues to be remarkably compact, reflecting Kongtrül Rinpoche’s attribute directness and emphasis on implementation. within the phrases of the editor, “Dharma perform has to be greater than mere thought. Dharma should be expert in, built-in into our lives, and embraced through wisdom.” Uncommon Happiness contains the advice to suffer that education with the precise perspective of readability and dedication.

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