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IN LOVE WITH THE WORLD

A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying

By Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Spiegel & Grau 2019; 288 pp., $27 (cloth)

As an honored lineage holder in the Tibetan tradition, Mingyur Rinpoche had, as he puts it, “the practical life skills of a lapdog.” He’d never even cooked a meal or purchased a bus ticket. Then in 2011, he slipped through the gate of his monastery in Bodhgaya and—with little more than the clothes on his back—began to live entirely on his own as a wandering yogi, begging for food and sleeping outside. His family and. Now, in he goes into even richer detail. Profound Buddhist teachings are gracefully woven into the exciting narrative.

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