In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying

In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying

At thirty-six years old, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was a rising star within his generation of Tibetan masters and the respected abbot of three monasteries. Then one night, telling no one, he slipped out of his monastery in India with the intention of spending the next four years on a wandering retreat, following the ancient practice of holy mendicants. His goal was to throw At thirty-six years old, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was a rising star within his generation of Tibetan masters and the respec...

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Title:In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying
Author:Yongey Mingyur
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Genres:Religion
ISBN:0525512535
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying Reviews

  • Laura
    Oct 21, 2019
    I listened to the audiobook, which may have been a mistake. The narrator had a very un-monk-like way of speaking, a bit too performative or something. I found myself unable to fully concentrate or really get into his words because he sounded like a newscaster or the kind of speech that...
  • Roger Whitson
    Jun 19, 2019
    This is probably the best dharma book I've read since I started practicing. I'm not as familiar with Tibetian practices than other forms of mindfulness meditation, so some of the book required some translation. But Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche has a very unique and powerful mind, and the mo...
  • Stephanie
    Jun 19, 2019
    This book is absolutely fabulous. The insights and wisdom shared by Mingyur Rinpoche are endless. I listened to this book on Audible and after chapter 1 purchased it in hard copy as it is lesson upon lesson of how to move beyond everything you identify with source your identity from pu...
  • Angela
    Jan 01, 2020
    Lift that veil from your eyes! So incredibly profound about what it means to wake up and love this life fully in the "real world which includes everything we fear, ultimately death. Cannot recommend enough for Buddhist practitioners, or to anyone, on how to live skillfully; richly....
  • FARSHAD
    Sep 08, 2019
    NB. I read the first 60 percent of the book. The rest I flipped through. It is a good book, full of interesting passages from Tibetan Buddhism interlaced with a fascinating journey in India. It is good to read it but experience is more important. The book is like a nod to the mo...
  • ag Berg
    May 14, 2019
    Loved this book! I have been following Mingyur Rinpoche for about 6 years. He was on his long retreat when I first learned about him, Tergar, and Tibetan buddhism. This book brings meditation to our everyday lives. Rinpoche explains it in terms of life's ups and downs and how meditatio...
  • Debra
    May 27, 2019
    ?I am a monk; a son, a brother, and an uncle; a Buddhist; a meditation teacher; a tulku, an abbot, and an author; a Tibetan Nepali; a human being. Which one describes the essential me?? In 2011 Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche left a note on his bed, walked out of his monastery in India ...
  • Victor
    Nov 16, 2019
    Really enjoyed this book. Learned a lot about the nature of the mind and Tibetan Buddhism. However, i was expecting the author to tell more story about his journey. Instead, he only talked about the first incident and sped through the rest. The jumping back and forth from story...
  • Adriana
    Nov 01, 2019
    This book was not what I expected, but it was useful and made me think. I expected more about Mingyur Rinpoche's 3+years wandering retreat itself, but the first 70% of the book covered the first 2 weeks of it only, describing his struggles to adjust to the real world (simple things lik...
  • Kristine
    May 08, 2019
    In Love with the World by Yonget Mingyur Rinpoche is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early May. The writings of Rinpoche, a Buddhist monk on retreat/sabbatical to study other religions and end-of-life rituals in Asia. It has some elements of The Celestine Prophecy where the jo...
  • Paul
    Jun 12, 2019
    From the blurb/seeing the author talk, I was expecting a travelogue of his four-year wandering retreat; instead, this was a deep dive into the first couple weeks, from leaving the monastery to a near-death experience, and what these experiences taught him about impermanence, emptiness,...
  • Anneke
    Mar 30, 2019
    Book Review: In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying Author: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche andHelen Tworkov Publisher: Random House Spiegel & Grau Publication Date: May 7, 2019 Review Date: March 30, 2019 I received a free copy of this book ...
  • Brian Wilcox
    Nov 11, 2019
    Having read the Tibetan Book of the Dead and, likewise, a leading commentary on it, this I found to be more helpful in appreciating the process of the bardos, as well as applying them to impermanence generally. Here is a real-life documentary from within the process, and it being by a ...
  • Teri Temme
    Sep 02, 2019
    "...pause and notice what we already have..." ...
  • Paul Oppenheimer
    Jul 12, 2019
    An intimate teaching story A first-person narrative of the author?s coming to terms with the teachings of his traditions. Written clearly and without pretending. ...
  • Producervan in Cornville, AZ from New Orleans & L.A.
    May 27, 2019
    In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Helen Tworkov. Nonfiction. Kindle Edition. Published 07 May 2019. 5 Stars. Superb. An intense, introspective and one-of-a-kind memoir as Rinpoche takes us through his soul-...
  • Rob
    Jan 06, 2020
    I have been a student of Buddhism since I first read "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind" way back in the mid-70's. I have also taken many classes and have had training in both Zen and Tibetan Buddhism. In studying and practicing on my own I have had any number of questions with respect to appl...
  • Dawn Tessman
    Sep 24, 2019
    The story of a monk who sheds himself of all his worldly possessions and creature comforts to go on a wandering retreat in search of enlightenment. Unfortunately, for me, the book seemed to be more focused on Buddhist practices and teachings than the monk?s journey. The beginning is ...
  • Bohdan Pechenyak
    Dec 31, 2019
    A wonderful, poignant, honest and intimate portrayal of the process of dying and living - transformation and loss, giving up and letting go - only to gain a greater understanding of the world. Falling in love with the world in all its manifestations, learning to see oneself as part of ...
  • Krystal
    Aug 17, 2019
    This is a tricky one to rate. There's two aspects to it, really: the Monk's journey (or, the beginning of it) and Buddhist teachings on life and death. I think it was the contrast between the two that made this such a slow read for me, because it's two topics I'm rather fascinate...
  • Sameer
    Dec 28, 2019
    I first saw this book with my best friend who had borrowed it from a local cafe near our school. Then my ex recommended it to me. Then I saw someone in my class reading it and I knew I had to read this book. Being somewhat familiar with Buddhist teachings, I unlike some, don?t find ...
  • Janet Moulton
    Oct 01, 2019
    I read so much that I often forget to post reviews, as I did with this book. Today, October 1st, 2019, I realized I did not write a review. I was very fortunate to have been selected as one of the winners of a book giveaway which I entered via good reads. I absolutely loved this book. ...
  • Dorie
    May 05, 2019
    In Love With The World : A Monks Journey Through The Bardos of Living and Dying by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche due 5-7-2019 Random House/Spiegel & Gran 5.0 / 5.0 Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche began studying Tibetan Buddhism and attending retreats to help learn how to deal with de...
  • Daniel Lee
    Jul 09, 2019
    p1-adding wood to the fire c1 who are you labels' value change along time under challenge of fire, normal awareness to meditative aware to pure aware, as from dual to single c2 acknowledge the wave but stay with the ocean remember the constant original questions:reacti...
  • John
    Aug 19, 2019
    As a Buddhist, 5/5 - I loved it. I really enjoyed the way the author made very complex aspects of Tibetan Buddhism accessible and easy to understand. I will be reading more of Mingyur Rinpoche's work on this subject. As a writer, 3/5 - The narrative arc of almost 85-90% of the book...
  • Gabrielle Jarrett
    Dec 26, 2019
    I love Yongey Mingyur's writing and have missed him on his four year pilgrimage. The first half describes his transition into the world he has not known nor experienced. I liked his honesty, description of his suffering, and the mind adjustment he did to accommodate life with his belie...
  • Marc Mannheimer
    Nov 16, 2019
    Wonderful book. Not only was this autobio, from roughly a month of a Buddhist monk's life, interesting, the teachings, both directly expressed and implicit helped me greatly in understanding several points of Buddhist experience on which I had been in the dark. The author, having exper...
  • Eddie Chua
    Jan 14, 2020
    As Yongey embark on his wandering retreat, what he experienced and narrate in this book is a reminder that in meditation, it?s not the mind will go silent, it?s that I would be one with the voices in my head. Mediation comes in many forms (and names), and in all ways, it?s the me...
  • J Katz
    Sep 27, 2019
    Loved this book although reading was slow in teaching parts. The story of a highly regarded and well treated monk who leaves the life long security of his station to go on a "wander" is amazing. He has never, for instance, had to buy his own train tickets or figured out many other mund...
  • Teo 2050
    Jun 02, 2019
    Contents Mingyur Rinpoche (2019) (09:48) In Love with the World - A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying Prologue Part I: Adding Wood to the Fire 01. Who Are You? 02. Acknowledge the Wave but Stay with the Ocean 03. Born with a Silver Spoon 04. Impermane...