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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
Categories: Non-fiction, Philosophy
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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

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

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Extraordinary work with a lot of information.

Love the inspiration and content of this book. So much information on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism put over in a very accessible way.

However, the narrator has a very 'heavy ' and nasal voice which would be great for a crime story reader but really a big let down for me in term of listening to the book.

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Fabulous book very well read

Such practical stuff and so well conveyed! A joy to listen to and very applicable and helpful

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A rare jewel within.

A great tale of a portion of a wondering retreat with a significant experience and testimony of the power of meditative practice.

More than just a story Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, relates is travels to key concepts for Buddhist philosophy and practice, providing a educational run down of these as well as pairing the picture of a significant part of his wandering retreat.

Very well written and good audio narration.

A rare jewel is contained within the words and pages!

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Inspiring and unique

i think this is a uniquely personalized but universally applicable description of the path to enlightenment.

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Inspirational

This book is really inspiring and quite amazing.

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche left his exalted position in a Tibetan Monastery as a recognised Tulku to become a wandering Saddhu in India. Begging for food he nearly died from food poisoning.

This story of his outer, but more importantly his inner journey, is fascinating, inspirational and quite wonderful.

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Wonderful book, poorly narrated

I’d love to hear this re-recorded and read properly. So many beautiful passages ruined by poor intonation and false interpretation. The text itself is simple and beautifully written, so it’s hard to understand how many errors crept in.

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Inspiring

Inspiring. Similar than Thoreau's Walden a practical guide on how to enrich one's life. In this case how to apply meditation in one's daily life in a practical way , dealing with struggles and thoughts. In both cases the challenge is how to do so when living in a totally different world/era than the writers.