Sale paperback edition. The first book by the teacher of Pema Chodron, Dzigar Kongtrul is steeped in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition but also deeply familiar with Western culture.
Fixation on oneself, lack of self-awareness, unreasonable attachment to objects of pleasure, fear of change - these are all obstacles encountered by many meditators. Dzigar Kongtrul presents the contemplative practice of self-reflection as the best way to bring the Buddhist teachings into one's own experience. By examining their own subtle tendencies toward self-centredness and other unskillful habits, meditators learn to take responsibility for their behaviour and their state of mind and well-being.
"An enthralling and practical book that speaks to us all with an exceptional clarity about confusion, uncertainty, and fear, about fearlessness and courage, and about awareness, joy, sanity, and freedom. A book which I cannot recommend highly enough." Sogyal Rinpoche.
"Like Dzigar Kongtrul himself, this book is warm, direct, and potent. Its intimacy is transformative." Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
"Kongtrul is an innovative teacher who is successfully transposing Buddhism in a Western key." Shambhala Sun.