Mingyur Rinpoche is one of the most respected Tibetan Buddhist teachers in the world. He has taught at meditation retreats in every continent, runs a group of prominent monasteries, and is a member of a distinguished line of teachers. .
One day, some years ago he disappeared from all that and spent the next three plus years wandering as a beggar.
This is the story of his decision to walk away from everything, and risk death, in an attempt to deepen his practice. This is on one level a gripping adventure story. It’s also a mediation on ego and a clear, concise and applicable discussion of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy.
There is a real sense of suspense in this book, so I don’t want to give too much away, trust me when I said it blew me away. I devoured it in two days. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in Buddhism or in how we cope with death and dying.