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Author reading at Una Vida with reception at Inkberry Books

On Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7:00 p.m., Tibetan Buddhist monk Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche will read from his book, "The Power of Mind: A Tibetan Monk's Guide to Finding Freedom in Every Challenge."

The reading will take place at Una Vida in Cottonwood Square in Niwot, and will be followed by an author's reception at Inkberry Books around the corner from Una Vida.

Inkberry Books, in a press release, wrote, "We've all heard platitudes about cultivating love and compassion, but how can we actually develop these qualities in ourselves and--crucially--have them in our world? The Power of Mind provides the proven path of lojong, or mind training, for changing our experience from the inside out."

The bookstore described the theme of the book: "Regardless of what's happening in our lives, Khentrul Rinpoche teaches that our route to freedom lies in our minds. A thousand years ago, the Indian saint Atisha risked his life to seek out lojong teachings in Indonesia, and then brought them to Tibet, where they flourished and spread to the rest of the world. This book introduces those teachings--the Seven Key Points of Mind Training--which have been passed down from teacher to student for centuries. Khentrul Rinpoche was inspired by his own teachers, who like alchemists, were able to follow these techniques during the Cultural Revolution and transform their immense suffering into something positive."

"The Power of Mind" guides the reader through these transformative practices one by one--from recognizing the value of our human life to overcoming the sources of suffering, together with meditation advice for incorporating these insights into our daily lives. This wisdom is accessible to everyone--whether Buddhist or not, according to the author. As Khentrul Rinpoche states, "Peace and happiness can be attained, but not by searching for something in the outside world. They start within us then extend out to the entire globe."


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