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    DescriptionUsing the traditional Tibetan Buddhist framework of the Four Reminders--the preciousness of human birth, the truth of impermanence, the reality of suffering, and the inescapability of karma--Khandro Rinpoche explains why and how we could all better use this short life to pursue a spiritual path and make the world a better place. The book includes contemplative exercises that encourage us to appreciate the tremendous potential of the human body and mind.


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    Title
    This Precious Life
    Subtitle
    Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Khandro Rinpoche
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590301746
    ISBN 10: 1590301749
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HREX
    LC classification: BL
    DC22: 294.3444
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Ingram Theme: RELI/BUDDHI
    Libri: I-RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    BISAC V2.8: REL007000, REL007050, REL007020
    Thema V1.0: QRFB21
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    15 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Author Information
    Born in India in 1967, Khandro Rinpoche is the daughter of Tibetan meditation master His Holiness Mindrolling Trichen and is herself a renowned teacher in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. She is the head of a Tibetan Buddhist nunnery in India and divides her time between teaching in the West, running the nunnery, and supporting charity projects for Tibetan refugees in India.
    Review quote
    "The Four Reminders, explained here, form the bedrock of Buddhist practice. Khandro Rinpoche has had the benefit of combining religious upbringing and training with modern education, which lends a refreshing contemporary clarity to her explanation."—His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama "Khandro Rinpoche's teachings on the four elemental realities of our lives offer an inspired and vivid opportunity to connect with the profound simplicity of the Buddha's wisdom."—Sakyong Mipham, author of "Turning the Mind into an Ally " "This is a gem of a book, and throughout Khandro Rinpoche is uncompromisingly direct in her discussion of topics that are often stumbling blocks for Westerners."— "Buddhadharma"
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    Using the traditional Tibetan Buddhist framework of the Four Reminders-the preciousness of human birth, the truth of impermanence, the reality of suffering, and the inescapability of karma-Khandro Rinpoche explains why and how we could all better use this short life to pursue a spiritual path and make the world a better place. She says, "Think of all the time you've wasted hesitating or feeling distracted, or expending useless energy feeling jealous or angry, or being selfish. At the time of death, you'll look back and it will all seem like a dream." The book includes contemplative exercises that encourage us to appreciate the tremendous potential of the human body and mind. They focus on how we can learn to see this life as a gift-and how, by achieving peace in our own lives, we can bring a seed of happiness to other people. Although raised in Asia, Khandro Rinpoche is well-versed in Western culture, which allows her to translate Tibetan Buddhist wisdom to Westerners with remarkable authenticity and immediacy. She is also one the most highly trained living Tibetan masters and has been teaching in the United States and Europe for over fifteen years, during which time she has attracted thousands of students. She brings a unique feminine perspective to the wisdom tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.