Carefree Dignity: Discourses on Training in the Nature of Mind
Tsoknyi Rinpoche is a reincarnate lama educated in the Tibetan Buddhist
tradition. He has been teaching students from around the world since 1990.
"Being carefree, you can fit in anywhere. If you’re not carefree you keep
on bumping up against things. Your life becomes so narrow, so tight; it
gets very claustrophobic. Carefree means being wide open from within,
not constricted. Carefree doesn’t mean careless. It is not that you don’t
care about others, not that you don’t have compassion or are unfriendly.
Carefree is being really simple, from the inside. Dignity is not conceit
but rather what shines forth from this carefree confidence.”
Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s teaching style embodies a vividness that is a play
between himself and his audience. His immediateness includes gestures
and examples that entice us to understanding. Through guided meditations
he offers direct participation as a delightful enhancement to our
practice. Simple, straightforward and profound, Carefree Dignity is a
book that captivates our intellect while enriching our awareness.
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One of the clearest and most accessible books written on Dzogchen. Tsoknyi Rinpoche uses great stories and metaphors to make abstract and often quite technical subjects presented in mainstream texts understandable and enjoyable with his vivid sense of humor, playful interaction with students and of course absolute mastery over his subject matter.