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Arguably the most highly regarded of the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist teachers

'Rinpoche is a powerful and eloquent link between the great yogi practitioners of old Tibet and our bewildering 21st century' - from the Foreword by Richard Gere

Tsoknyi Rinpoche's story is an unusual one: as a rebellious young man, he fled a monastery to marry and raise a family, then returned to Nepal and has since become a preeminent Tibetan Buddhist teacher.

As a married man raising two daughters, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has interesting views on how to balance a life dedicated to Buddhist practice with the demands of a husband and father. In addition, he has a keen interest in the ongoing dialogue between Eastern philosophy and Western research, especially in neuroscience. His writing reflects this awareness of the Western psyche while also imparting the earliest tenets of Buddhism.

OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND offers Rinpoche's extraordinary history as an example of how to lead a compassionate life, regardless of status, tradition or circumstances. Accessible and relevant to every variety of reader, this is an illuminating guide from a man who truly is a bridge between ancient wisdom and the modern mind.

Reviews

Speaks to us with an exhilarating freshness, being fully aware of the complexity of modern life...gifted

Sogyal Rinpoche

A profound and skillful teacher

Jack Kornfield

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781846043444

    July 1, 2012

    Rider

    272 pages

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    9781448118250

    July 5, 2012

    Ebury Digital

    272 pages

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