I’ve had some very interesting reads which were inspired by this summers spiritual workshops at the SCRH.
Interconnectedness of All Things
The first is a reminder of a great kids book on the inter-connected-ness of all things titled You Are Stardust.
* The water in your sink once quenched the thirst of dinosaurs;
* with every sneeze, wind blasts out of your nose faster than a cheetah’s sprint;
* the electricity that powers every thought in your brain is stronger than lightning.
It’s at my local library. Guessing it’s at yours too.
That is — they’re much younger than the Dalai Lama. «smile»
The “young” Tibetan Monks Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche (YMR) and Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche (DJKR) have both written “Introductory Buddhist” books.
The new thing they bring to these topics is that they’ve travelled in the “West” for a long time and know us, the English language, and Western Science better than their elders. Their choices of words and examples are very good. These books are “readable”.
If you’re wanting to get a better view of Tibetan Buddhism then I highly recommend the following introductory books.
- DJKR’s “What Makes You Not a Buddhist”
- YMR’s “The Joy of Living” & “Joyful Wisdom”
If you’re looking for a practical book about dealing with your anxiety then “YMR’s — Joyful Wisdom” is the one for you.
For The Curious – “What Makes You a Buddhist?”
Here is the answer via an excerpt from DJKR’s “What Makes You Not a Buddhist”