Into The Heart Of Life

Into The Heart Of Life The real test of our Buddhist practice happens not on the cushion or in the protected space of retreat but moment to moment in daily life particularly when we find ourselves in uncomfortable situati

  • Title: Into The Heart Of Life
  • Author: Jetsumna Palmo
  • ISBN: 9781559393744
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • The real test of our Buddhist practice happens not on the cushion or in the protected space of retreat, but moment to moment in daily life, particularly when we find ourselves in uncomfortable situations How do we respond In this book, one of the most respected Western figures of contemporary Buddhism, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, offers insights gleaned from than forty yThe real test of our Buddhist practice happens not on the cushion or in the protected space of retreat, but moment to moment in daily life, particularly when we find ourselves in uncomfortable situations How do we respond In this book, one of the most respected Western figures of contemporary Buddhism, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, offers insights gleaned from than forty years of engagement with Buddhist practice Her perspective is vast, with a well grounded understanding of how the timeless Buddhist teachings apply to the demands and challenges of modern life.

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    1. Into the Heart of Life is a wonderful, beginner-friendly book on Buddhism. It focuses on understand the fundamentals of the religion and how to live it in the modern Western world. The only drawback is that book can be really repetitive - it's good for learning and reminders of the main ideas but it felt redundant toward the end of each chapter. However, it provided a lot of practical ways to improve your mindfulness in everyday life, so even if you aren't Buddhist, there's a lot to take away fr [...]

    2. Jetsunma Palmo Tenzin was born in London in the 1940s and became interested in Buddhism during her teen years. She spent much of her early adult life in India and the Himalayas studying and practicing Buddhism, including twelve years spent in a cave. Seeing a need to promote women's place in Tibetan Buddhism she founded and is resident administrator of Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery (tenzinpalmo.) Counter to what you may expect, this book is not esoteric; it is very accessible, warm-hearted, and hel [...]

    3. The real test of our Buddhist practice happens not on the cushion or in the protected space of retreat, but moment-to-moment in daily life, particularly when we find ourselves in uncomfortable situations. How do we respond? In this book, one of the most respected Western figures of contemporary Buddhism, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, offers insights gleaned from more than forty years of engagement with Buddhist practice. Her perspective is vast, with a well-grounded understanding of how the timeless Bu [...]

    4. This book is very direct just like Tenzin Palmo herself. She has a very practical approach to Buddhist practice, like Pema Chodron, that is very modern and relatable. An insightful book for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

    5. This is Tenzin Palmo's follow up book to Reflections on a Mountain Lake. Like her earlier work, this book contains profound insights on Buddhist teachings. While some of the teachings may have been covered in the first book, i found the second half of this book with topics on Lojong (mind training in Tibetan) and the explaination on the Eight Verses of Mind Training (written by Geshe Langri Thangpa in the 12th century)to be particularly interesting. Tenzin Palmo's clear, rich, detailed yet pract [...]

    6. "We can really value the fact that we can meet people who are being difficult and obstreperous as spiritual friends—they are our spiritual helpers on the path because without them, we could never learn to develop patience and tolerance and loving-kindness. It is easy to be loving toward someone who is lovable. The challenge is to be loving to someone who is absolutely horrible."

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