By Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
From 2005 to 2007, instructor Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche gave periods on Buddhist student Shantideva’s The approach of the Boddhisattva at a famous retreat heart in Northern California. His commentaries published this kind of deep realizing that practitioner Marcia Binder Schmidt made up our minds to assemble them for different scholars of Buddhism as an self sustaining paintings. This e-book is the result.
Beginning with an outline of the total direction of Buddhism, Kongtrül Rinpoche is going directly to learn diverse features of Shantideva’s textual content, constantly touching on the lessons to person adventure. He explores intensive the educational of the 4 immeasurables—equanimity, loving kindness, compassion, and sympathetic joy—and discusses the significance of wholehearted engagement within the method. His suggestion for developing and preserving a religious perform is either functional and inspiring.
Although the publication comprises 3 years of teachings, it continues to be remarkably compact, reflecting Kongtrül Rinpoche’s attribute directness and emphasis on implementation. within the phrases of the editor, “Dharma perform has to be greater than mere conception. Dharma has to be educated in, built-in into our lives, and embraced through wisdom.” Uncommon Happiness contains the information to endure that education with the best perspective of readability and dedication.