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In Love with the World

What a Monk Can Teach You About Living from Nearly Dying
Narrated by: Feodor Chin
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins

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Publisher's Summary

A rare, intimate account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk’s near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained as a result.

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s experience begins the night he has chosen to embark on a four-year wandering retreat, slipping past the monastery gates. Alone for the first time in his life, he sets out into the unknown. His initial motivation is to step away from his life of privilege and to explore the deepest, most hidden aspects of his being, but what he discovers throughout his retreat - about himself and about the world around us - comes to define his meditation practice and teaching.

Just three weeks into his retreat, Rinpoche becomes deathly ill, and his journey begins in earnest through this near-death experience. Moving, beautiful and suffused with local colour, In Love with the World is the story of two different kinds of death: that of the body and that of the ego, and how we can bridge these two experiences to live a better and more fulfilling life. Rinpoche’s skilful and intimate account of his search for the self is a demonstration of how we can transform our dread of dying into joyful living.

Published in the US as In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying

©2019 Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Helen Tworkov (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

Critic Reviews

"One of the most inspiring books I have ever read." (Pema Chödrön, author of When Things Fall Apart)

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