Sadness, Love, Openness

Sadness, Love, Openness

The Buddhist Path of Joy

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche


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A direct, pithy, and accessible guide to the entire path of Tibetan Buddhism by one of the most beloved and respected contemporary lamas.

Accessible, playful, and genuine, this concise guide shows how we can incorporate our own daily experiences into our spiritual path and awaken to how things truly are. By embracing sadness, love, and openness in our lives, we develop an altruistic attitude to help all beings who suffer and to reduce our own greed and aggression. This easy-to-read manual by one of the most widely loved and respected Tibetan Buddhist teachers of our time teaches us how to honestly explore and deal with our own hang-ups and neuroses. Through knowing our own true nature as aware and compassionate, we can progress, step-by-step, on the Buddhist path and use Rinpoche’s pithy wisdom along the way as a touchstone.

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s fresh and engaged approach to timeless Buddhist wisdom enables us to deeply connect with authentic teachings in a modern context. This work is a delight and inspiration to read, outlining the major teachings and practices of Buddhism in a succinct way.


Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche:
Meditation master and renowned teacher CHOKYI NYIMA RINPOCHE has been teaching audiences around the world for the past 25 years. Known for his warmth, humor and wit, his teachings offer a unique opportunity to directly connect with the Buddhist tradition in a fresh, vital way that is relevant to our lives today. Rinpoche is the founder of the Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in Kathamandu and the Rangjung Yeshe Institute, an internationally recognized college that teaches Buddhist philosophy and language. Rinpoche travels extensively teaching Buddhism and has students and centers throughout the world.