Authors : Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
with Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
"Why do we seem to be constantly restless, perpetually seeking, never satisfied? It does not have to be this way."
His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche is the spiritual guide of Shyalpa Monastery in Kathmandu, the founder of the Tibetan Refugee Children's Fund, and the heard of Ranging Yeshe, Inc., a nonprofit that organizes teachings and retreats throughout the United States. Buddhafield, in Millerton, NY, is the future site of the Center for Enlightenment and Rinpoche's seat in the US. He has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Wesleyan, and the Naropa Institute. He lives in Nepal and New York. www.shyalparinpoche.org
Living Fully Excerpts
The following excerpts are from the book LIVING FULLY: Finding Joy in Every Breath ©2012 by Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche. Printed with permission from New World Library, www.newworldlibrary.com.
Not Clinging to Any Point of View
Free From The Notion of Self
Living Fully: Finding Joy in Every Breath Introduction
"In Living Fully: Finding Joy in Every Breath Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche celebrates Buddhist philosophy and tradition, showing how these centuries old practices help people find meaning and satisfaction by living each moment fully accepting life as it is rather than continuing to chase things that have failed them in the past." New World Library
The inspiring themes that Living Fully presents include intentions, honesty, wakefulness, simplicity, karma, and meditation. Rinpoche says:
"You cannot be completely honest with others unless you are willing to take an honest look at yourself."
"Chasing every whim and satisfying every desire makes it impossible to live fully."
"Meditation is not just for relaxation; its primary purpose is to develop the capacity to respond skillfully and gracefully to life's difficulties as well as its joys."