In Love With The World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying
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.
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