Anam Thubten, an accomplished Tibetan teacher in the Nyingma tradition, follows up his popular book No Self, No Problem, with this new work on awareness based on talks he gave at Dharmata Foundation, USA.
Real life, says Anam Thubten, is not an accumulation of stories from the past, nor is it a series of anticipated fantasies; it is unfolding right now. Enlightenment is always available, even in this very ordinary moment. It is something extraordinary that ordinary people can witness whenever we are ready; it's the sudden experience of being free, an experience when everything becomes radically clear, the result of allowing ourselves "to fall from the thinking mind into the heart." This unbelievably simple awareness is always there; Anam Thubten shows us where to look for it.
With a remarkable ability to present Buddhist concepts in a fresh and accessible manner, Anam Thubten understands what drives contemporary spiritual practitioners. In a manner both refreshing and profoundly compassionate, he blends humour, references to popular culture and an intimate knowledge of Buddhist tradition in a study of enlightenment that meets readers where they are.
"The more awake we become, the more compassion will flow freely. Its quality is like water, gentle and soothing. At the same time, it has awesome power. It is the flowering of our consciousness. It allows us to connect deeply to others, to the point where the concept of seperation loses all of its meaning." Anam Thubten.