Saturday, 13 December 2014

Book review: Current reading

Shambhala books
My latest and current reading projects (from top to bottom):

  • The wisdom of a broken heart, by Susan Piver. Susan writes with a lot of self humor about the feelings and emotions like sorrow, grief, anger, shame and lack of confidence after a broken love affair. Gave me confidence and recognition after the ending of my own relationship. 
  • The Sanity we are born with. A buddhist approach to psychology, by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. All people are born with a spiritual healthy core. This book is not always easy to read and it would help if you are already familiar with Shambhala buddism, but it gives a clear insight in psychology from a very different perspective.
  • When things fall apart, by Pema Chödrön. Pema is an American buddhist nun and a well-known pupil of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This book is also very handy to read in times of trouble like a broken relationship. She mainly advises to feel the feelings, to meet your demons and not to avoid them.
  • The Shambhala principle; Discovering Humanities Hidden Treasure, by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Sakyong Mipham is the son of Chögyam Trungpa and in this book he explains about the fundamental goodness of people, how to find that in ourself and how to influence society with it.

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