This Precious Life

HEJKR - precious lifeUsing the traditional Tibetan Buddhist framework of the Four Reminders – the preciousness of human birth, the truth of impermanence, the reality of suffering, and the inescapability of karma – Khandro Rinpoche explains in This Precious Life why and how we could all better use this short life to pursue a spiritual path and make the world a better place. The book includes contemplative exercises that encourage us to appreciate the tremendous potential of the human body and mind.

We all want to meditate well and attain some kind of fruition. We all have good intentions and want to do good. Nevertheless, we tend to separate ourselves from our practice: our life and identity on one hand, our Dharma practice on the other. Separating our practice from our life, we tend not to trust it. Then we try to make them coexist, like a marriage, but that doesn’t work. The hesitation that arises from this false separation results in the feeling that sometimes we are Dharma practitioners and sometimes we are not…To reach enlightenment, we must cut through every level of hesitation.

Written by Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche.