I picked up a few books to read over the Christmas holidays from our great public library. I read the first few pages at the library and knew it would be a good and interesting read in a language that spoke to me. This book is easy to read but full of insight, honesty and wisdom.
The inside flap tells a bit about the authors. Tsoknyi Rinpoche was born in Nepal in 1966. He is married with 2 children and balances a busy teaching schedule around the world, as well as overseeing two nunneries in Nepal, also one of the largest nunneries in Tibet and many practice centres in Tibet. He is known as a being a compassionate and insightful teacher regarding human nature.
Eric Swanson has co-written many books with Tibetan teachers. A few are "The Joy of Living", "Joyful Wisdom", "Karmapa, The Sacred Prophecy" and a memoir "What the Lotus Said"
In the forward written by Richard Gere, he writes about Tsoknyi Rinpoche, "He helps to break through self-imposed limitations and seriousness to find that lasting love, wisdom, bliss are possible." He also writes how Rinpoche helps to reconnect us with our deepest nature, to be joyous, open and free of all conditions and conditioning. That recognizing our nature allows the warmth of compassion and love to naturally express themselves in everything we do.