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Yongey Mingyur is one of the most celebrated among the new generation of Tibetan meditation masters, whose teachings have touched people of all faiths around the world. His first book, The Joy of Living, was a New York Times best seller hailed as "compelling, readable, and informed" ( Buddhadharma) and praised by Richard Gere, Lou Reed, and Julian Schnabel for its clarity, wit, and unique insight into the relationship between science and Buddhism. His new book, Joyful Wisdom, addresses the timely and timeless problem of anxiety in our everyday lives. "From the 2,500-year-old perspective of Buddhism," Yongey Mingyur writes, "every chapter in human history could be described as an 'age of anxiety.' The anxiety we feel now has been part of the human condition for centuries."
So what do we do? Escape or succumb? Both routes inevitably lead to more complications and problems in our lives. "Buddhism," he says, "offers a third option. We can look directly at the disturbing emotions and other problems we experience in our lives as stepping-stones to freedom. Instead of rejecting them or surrendering to them, we can befriend them, working through them to reach an enduring authentic experience of our inherent wisdom, confidence, clarity, and joy."
Divided into three parts like a traditional Buddhist text, Joyful Wisdom identifies the sources of our unease, describes methods of meditation that enable us to transform our experience into deeper insight, and applies these methods to common emotional, physical, and personal problems. The result is a work at once wise, anecdotal, funny, informed, and graced with the author's irresistible charm.
©2009 Yongey Mingyur (P)2009 Random House
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By damia on 08-17-17

Very useful, and well explained. Thank you so much

I liked it very much, and I want to thanks to Mr. Yongey for sharing his knowledge with us

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By Anonymous User on 06-18-17

wonderful insight and instruction for meditation

easy to understand with practical examples that make connections you can relate to. listening to this book has given me a new perspective on life and happiness.

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By Nguyen Minh Tien on 08-09-15

A book for your life

This book is for anyone who wants to live a happy life. I'm a translator and I read it as my work. However, while reading the book I understood that there's many things that we may forget in our life. This makes life uneasy for us. So if we live with our consciousness and enjoy the joy of our life, we realize that life is more valuable than we thought.

Thanks a lot for a very good book writing by a very good author.

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