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Khenpo Sodargye, one of the world’s most popular Tibetan lamas, shares accessible advice for working with adversity and living a spiritual life.

Personal and heartfelt teachings on the Buddhist path by H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, one of the most influential Tibetan lamas of the twentieth century, compiled and edited by Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche, an acclaimed Tibetan scholar and leader of a key center of Buddhist learning.

Always Present: The Luminous Wisdom

What is true happiness? What is the cause of our suffering and dissatisfaction? And how can we live with the kindness and clarity of the Buddha in our own lives? This compact collection of teachings from Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, collected carefully and elaborately by Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche, illuminates these most fundamental questions about the Buddhist path and provides essential guidance to help you along the way. Oriented to both beginners to Buddhism and longtime practitioners alike, these teachings offer precious insights on the Buddhadharma to return to again and again for inspiration, encouragement, and practical advice.

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One of the world’s most popular Tibetan lamas shares accessible advice for working with adversity and living a spiritual life. Enjoy a variety of meditations on topics from flattery and jealousy to karma and compassion.

Tales for Transforming Adversity: A Buddhist Lama's Advice for Life's Ups and Downs

Enjoy a variety of meditations on topics from flattery and jealousy to karma and compassion. In each brief chapter Khenpo Sodargye weaves in stories from ancient classics and modern headlines. Drawing on adages from the Buddha, Confucius, and even Mark Twain, he delivers simple and timeless insights about facing adversity and developing a good heart.

With this English-language edition, you can now join the tens of millions who have already benefitted from this ageless advice on money, relationships, mortality, and more.

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A prescription given by Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche to modern people as a practical instruction to deal with all kinds of changes and uncertainties in modern life.

 

Achieve by Doing

Many people complain that life is too difficult, and they seek solutions in the Buddha‘s teachings. In reality, even if you receive the best instructions, they are ineffective unless you apply them. It is like a doctor treating your disease. If you receive the medicine but do not take it as prescribed, you will not be cured, even if the medicine is powerful enough to raise the dead.

Only through hands-on application will its usefulness (or the lack of it) become clear to you. Therefore, Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche wrote this book that contains many practical instructions, and have titled it Achieve by Doing. Try to work on these methods authentically; test them out yourself. Do it! Only then, through the subtle blessing of the Dharma, will you experience some benefit, physically as well as mentally.

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