Praise for "The Joy of Living"
"Rinpoche 's investigations into the science of happiness are woven into an accessible introduction to Buddhism."
"I rejoice in this book, the first of its kind, a truly compelling and infinitely practical fusion of Tibetan Buddhism and scientific ideas."
-Sogyal Rinpoche, author of "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
"There is real wisdom here. Fresh and clear. Mingyur Rinpoche has offered us what may well be an essential link between the Buddha and contemporary neuroscience and physics. He effortlessly makes connections between seemingly disparate and complex disciplines and makes the journey sparkle."
"Mingyur Rinpoche is a charismatic teacher with a heart and smile of gold. . . . This is one of those rare books where you meet the author and learn from his radiance."
"This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the causes and consequences of happiness."
-Richard J. Davidson, director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin--Madison
"An extraordinarily clear book."
-Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of "Coming to Our Senses" and vice-chair of the Mind and Life Institute
"[P]ersonal, readable, and wonderfully warm."
-Sharon Salzberg, author of "Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
"Mingyur Rinpoche 's unique contribution to this emerging field is an early flowering of the interface of neuroscience and Buddhism. . . . I heartily recommend this to anyone interested in the healing arts, consciousness studies, and genuine contemplative practice
-Lama Surya Das, author of "Awakeningthe Buddha Within": "Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World" and founder of the Dzogchen Center in America
"We are lucky and blessed to have the possibility to hear the candid, down-to-earth, and beyond the consciousness of imagination generosity that Mingyur Rinpoche exudes in his teachings."
-Julian Schnabel "From the Hardcover edition."show more