A Monk’s Guide to Finding Joy

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"In A Monk’s Guide to Finding Joy, Khangser Rinpoche shares what he has learned in practical terms. He’s not thinking in terms of past and future lives, but of how we can find joy in this very life. If we could remember that humanity is one, and if we were able to live in harmony and help one another, how good that would be. Rinpoche has illustrated his book with stories from many different sources that make what he has to say not only easy to understand, but also a pleasure to read. I am confident readers will take delight in this book and invite them to share the joy they find in it with others."—from the foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

A Monk’s Guide to Finding Joy is a heartfelt invitation to a path of self-discovery and transformation. For anyone seeking a roadmap to genuine happiness based on the clarity, power, and depths of Buddhist teachings, this book is an invaluable companion on the journey!”—Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and Trusting the Gold


How to Train Your Mind and Transform Your Life

His Eminence Khangser Rinpoche

A profound and practical guide to uncovering your own wise mind and kind heart.

We all want to find happiness. But how do we go about it? In this easygoing and clear-sighted guide, celebrated Buddhist meditation and philosophy master His Eminence Khangser Rinpoche provides us with down-to-earth advice on how to train our minds and find our own innate wisdom and kindness along the way. He helps us see the profound insight that is open to us all, and how it can awaken us to the truth of the way things are. This insight into the truth, and the practices that help you cultivate this awareness, transform suffering into wisdom and compassion—and ultimately joy.

A Monk’s Guide to Finding Joy brings the ancient Tibetan mind-training tradition into our twenty-first-century lives. Through stories, real-life examples, reflections, and meditation practices—all told with warmth and humor—H.E. Khangser Rinpoche shows us how we can transform the suffering of our life into happiness. When we train the mind from within the context of our difficult emotions, we can find true joy, just as the oyster transforms sand into a pearl.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 216 pages, 6 x 9 inches
  • $19.95
  • ISBN 9781614299158
  • ebook
  • 216 pages
  • $14.99
  • ISBN 9781614299301
about the author
A Monk’s Guide to Finding Joy

His Eminence Khangser Rinpoche was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, in May 1975. At five years of age, a search party positively identified him as the reincarnation of the seventh Khangser Rinpoche. He is one of three high lamas responsible for recognizing the rebirth of the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Khangser Rinpoche completed his preliminary study of Buddhist philosophy at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamshala, India. He later went on to advanced Buddhist studies in sutra and tantra at Sera Jey Monastery and Gyuto Tantric Monastic University. It was there he earned the geshe lharampa degree and a doctorate degree in tantra, both with the highest honors in the top division. Khangser Rinpoche presently serves as vice abbot of Gyuto Monastery and as the founder and administrative head of Thangkar Dechen Choling Monastic Institute. This institute is both a monastery and a school, and generously provides food, housing, and education in both Dharma and contemporary Western curricula to over eighty young monks in Nepal. The entire student population comes from impoverished conditions, many of whom are orphans. Khangser Rinpoche has established many Dipkar centers around the globe, spearheading philanthropic efforts such as providing free food to those in need. He also established the Dipkar Vajrayana Institute to offer free Dharma education to all who wish to learn. Khangser Rinpoche is considered one of the great Buddhist teachers of the modern age. He has dedicated his entire life to providing spiritual medicine for what ails a broken spirit. He believes his mission is to help as many suffering beings as possible.

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