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Reviews for Living Fully: Finding Joy in Every Breath


“Clearly written with many easy-to-understand metaphors, this guide focuses on gentle, inspirational exhortations for change.”
Publishers Weekly

“Amidst the increasing flow of books about mindfulness and meditation, this book is a special gift — one that speaks softly and with great love.”
Retailing Insights

“I found that this book is not just for Buddhists, but for anyone open to a different approach in dealing with the stresses of modern life... Rinpoche teaches about living in the world while nurturing positive qualities in oneself such as honesty, sincerity, generosity, simplicity, openness, respect, and confidence.

His words are full of practical wisdom.”

“Easily translatable for readers who are not familiar with meditation or Buddhist
practice and sublime for those who are. Rinpoche’s conversational style makes it seem as if he is telling a story and turning the pages himself.”

Edie Weinstein, beliefnet.com

“A book so full of insight it seems to jump from every page… This book pushes past want and consumption to examine true fulfillment.”

“The essays in ‘Living Fully’ may be diamond-like in their precision and clarity; they are also dense with the complexities of human experience and with a compassionate understanding of our human conflicts and contradictions. Rinpoche walks us through the steps that make it possible to move from ignorance and delusion to ‘perfect freedom.’ Living Fully is a treasure chest that yields rich rewards for those in search of a more profound experience in their lives.”

“There is abundant food for thought here, but also guidance for getting thought, desire and judgments out of the way of spiritual truth and awakening. His simple core theme — to ‘aspire to be the most understanding person on this earth’—seems attainable while not unrealistically easy here.”

“The writing style is gentle and personal, as if Rinpoche has put his dharma talks onto the page. Though brief, each essay is packed with the message itself – there isn’t a single extraneous sentence in this book… Given Rinpoche’s background as a skilled and popular teacher and his experience conducting retreats and seminars all over the world, it’s no wonder that he is so effective at relaying the tenets to his audiences. Living Fully is a thoroughly satisfying and practical volume of wisdom that will enhance any spiritual practice.”
New Consciousness Review

“I find myself reading just a few paragraphs, and I recognize the words as medicine. I feel refreshed and inspired. I'm finding it to be a good reinforcement tool for home practice.”
— Barbara O'Brien, About.com

“If I were fortunate enough to embark on a prolonged retreat, I would certainly take this collection with me. The individual sections, comprising a couple of pages each,

would make perfect reading before meditation sessions.”


Living Fully:

Finding Joy

in Every Breath