With meditative awareness, we try to remove these filters and reduce the projections. We face inward and recognize awareness as a quality of mind itself. When we look at the mountain, there is less mental traffic between us and the mountain, fewer concepts and ideas.
— Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, “In Love with the World: a Monk’s Journey through the Bardos of Living and Dying”
- This book group continues to meet via Zoom.
- If you would like to join the discussion, email Stephanie Basford.
The Fresh Minds group continues to discuss topics related to Buddhism and the relationship its practical tools have with our everyday lives.
The group now is reading and discussing Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s “In Love with the World: a Monk’s Journey through the Bardos of Living and Dying”
This is a powerful and unusually candid account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk’s near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained from it.
Pema Chödrön called it, “One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.”
Mingyur Rinpoche tells of his own spiritual journey and offers his doubts, indignities, suffering, and vulnerabilities with clarity and love to encourage and inspire us to travel our own spiritual journeys.
Rinpoche offers us the invaluable lessons he learned from his near-death experience. By sharing with readers the meditation practices that sustain him, he shows us how we can transform our fear of dying into joyful living.
Stephanie grew up in northern Illinois, in a small town with a small family. She earned her bachelor of arts in psychology and religious studies in 2012 from Carthage College. She graduated from Naropa University in 2018 with a master’s degree in Indo-Tibetan religious studies. She has served as coordinator for the Nitartha Summer Institute, and now is general manager of Nalanda West.