What a Monk Can Teach You About Living from Nearly Dying
"One of the most generous, beautiful, and essential books I've ever read - beautifully written, thoroughly engaging, so clear, so honest, so courageous and full of wisdom... This book has the potential to change the reader's life forever."
George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche's experience begins the night he has chosen to embark on a four-year wandering retreat, slipping past the monastery gates. Alone for the first time in his life, he sets out into the unknown. His initial motivation is to step away from his life of privilege and to explore the deepest, most hidden aspects of his being, but what he discovers throughout his retreat - about himself and about the world around us - comes to define his meditation practice and teaching.
Just three weeks into his retreat, Rinpoche becomes deathly ill and his journey begins in earnest through this near-death experience. Moving, beautiful and suffused with local colour, In Love With the World is the story of two different kinds of death: that of the body and that of the ego, and how we can bridge these two experiences to live a better and more fulfilling life. Rinpoche's skilful and intimate account of his search for the self is a demonstration of how we can transform our dread of dying into joyful living.
About the Author
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was born in the Himalayan border regions between Tibet and Nepal. His book, The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into over twenty languages.
In early June, 2011, Mingyur Rinpoche walked out of his monastery in Bodhgaya, India and began a 'wandering retreat' that lasted four and a half years.
Paperback: 288 Pages
Author: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK