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Recommendation: "It's Up to You" offers practical guidance for practitioners seeking to deepen their spirituality by cultivating self-awareness. Through self-reflection, the reader is encouraged to confront their insecurities and negative tendencies without judgment, gaining personal empowerment and a deeper understanding of the Buddhist path. Dzigar Kongtrul's accessible writing style and experience as a Western teacher make this book a valuable resource for anyone seeking to integrate Buddhist teachings into their daily life.

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On the spiritual path we speak of enlightenment. But how do we reconcile the idea of enlightenment with what we see when we look in the mirror—when insecurities, doubts, and self-centered tendencies arise in our minds? Dzigar Kongtrül suggests that we need not feel "doomed" when these experiences surface. In fact, such experiences are not a problem if we are able to simply let them arise without judging them or investing them with so much meaning. This approach to experience is what Kongtrül calls self-reflection.Self-reflection is a practice, a path, and an attitude. It is the spirit of taking an interest in that which we usually try to push away. Self-reflection is the common thread that runs through all traditions of Buddhist practice. It breathes life into our practice, protecting it from becoming just another enterprise. When we practice self-reflection we take liberation into our own hands and accept the challenge and personal empowerment in Kongtrül's it's up to you.Trained by the celebrated Tibetan meditation master Dilgo Khyentse (author of The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones and The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel ), Dzigar Kongtrül is steeped in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Having lived in Colorado and taught Western students for fifteen years, he is deeply valued for his skill at presenting ancient teachings in a way that is accessible and relevant for the contemporary mind.

It's Up to You : The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path

ISBN: 9781590301487
Estimated First-hand Retail Price: $20.11
Authors: Dzigar Kongtrul
Publisher: Shambhala
Date of Publication: 2005-06-21
Format: Hardcover
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Recommendation: "It's Up to You" offers practical guidance for practitioners seeking to deepen their spirituality by cultivating self-awareness. Through self-reflection, the reader is encouraged to confront their insecurities and negative tendencies without judgment, gaining personal empowerment and a deeper understanding of the Buddhist path. Dzigar Kongtrul's accessible writing style and experience as a Western teacher make this book a valuable resource for anyone seeking to integrate Buddhist teachings into their daily life.

Riley is your virtual thrift companion, and here to help you find your next favourite read. You can also find in-stock similar reads linked by topic and genre here!

On the spiritual path we speak of enlightenment. But how do we reconcile the idea of enlightenment with what we see when we look in the mirror—when insecurities, doubts, and self-centered tendencies arise in our minds? Dzigar Kongtrül suggests that we need not feel "doomed" when these experiences surface. In fact, such experiences are not a problem if we are able to simply let them arise without judging them or investing them with so much meaning. This approach to experience is what Kongtrül calls self-reflection.Self-reflection is a practice, a path, and an attitude. It is the spirit of taking an interest in that which we usually try to push away. Self-reflection is the common thread that runs through all traditions of Buddhist practice. It breathes life into our practice, protecting it from becoming just another enterprise. When we practice self-reflection we take liberation into our own hands and accept the challenge and personal empowerment in Kongtrül's it's up to you.Trained by the celebrated Tibetan meditation master Dilgo Khyentse (author of The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones and The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel ), Dzigar Kongtrül is steeped in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Having lived in Colorado and taught Western students for fifteen years, he is deeply valued for his skill at presenting ancient teachings in a way that is accessible and relevant for the contemporary mind.