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Book Giveaway: The Heart is Noble

January 18, 2013

Book coverIn his new book, the Karmapa calls on us to open our mind and heart to the innumerable connections we share with others—in our families, communities, social systems, and on our planet. Thanks to the depth of his spiritual training, and the breadth of his curiosity about the world and his love for it, he presents a relevant framework for understanding what it means to be human now—and why it's imperative that we concern ourselves with the well-being of all others. He points to a world we can create through our own effort, using a resource we already have in abundance—the basic nobility of our human heart.

This is your chance to receive a free copy of The Heart is Noble. Just leave a comment below. A random winner will be chosen next Friday, January 25 at 12PM EST.


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234 Responses to Book Giveaway: The Heart is Noble

  • Jennifer McCoy says:

    I would love to read this, especially during chemo!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm

  • Charlie Martin says:

    Well, I'd certainly love to read it, and i'd love to get it for free. :-)

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm

  • robinson says:

    We were fortunate enough to briefly meet the Karmapa in 2011; even that short while had a life changing impact. I'm looking forward to reading the book, thank you for publishing it.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:45 pm

  • Brian Blevins says:

    Just starting out with Buddhism.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:45 pm

  • Alma Reyes Evans says:

    This sounds like an inspiring read!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:45 pm

  • Bronte Christian says:

    Beautiful book filled with wisdom, compassion and a practical and attainable approach to live on this earth in these times.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm

  • Teresa Potter says:

    Just the title made me step back and take a breath :-)

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm

  • Erin Iwaniuk says:

    Some wise words on how to help expand compassion would be wonderful, cheers!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm

  • Heather says:

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:49 pm

  • William French says:

    KARMAPA KHYENNO!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:50 pm

  • Matthew Hazelrigg says:

    I would be honored to win a copy. I have just recently started to learn about Buddhism, and would love to know more.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:53 pm

  • taquet says:

    On peut gagner c elivre en Français ?

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:53 pm

  • Luis Borba says:

    Any literature that can help improve my mind is greatly appreciated.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:53 pm

  • Lisa Pomar says:

    What a wonderful and heart warming Giveaway. I would love to have a copy of this amazing book, as I am on a journey to myself. I have clearing my mind and heart so I can remain in constant love.
    Reading this book would take me just that much closer to oneness and pure LOVE.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:53 pm

  • Celine Lavoie says:

    I have great respect and admiration for the Karmapa, especially for his commitment to the environment. He is a deeply inspiriring guide and I'm really looking forward to reading this book.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm

  • Chris Ford says:

    I would love to win this book by His Holiness. I will be sure to pass it along after I finish reading it so that more people will be able to enjoy it.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm

  • Sissy says:

    Only when our practice become one with life , then heart is open and free to all possibilities for a better way in this earth. ~*~ Love and Light in Life ~*~

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm

  • Xandi Newell says:

    In times when it has become all too easy for humans to feel disappointed and even enraged that situations around the globe appear to be unjust and unsettled, it will be a special gift to draw on the spiritual training of the Karmapa with the words of his new book. At a time when it is also too easy to rationalize with oneself that changing the ways of the world is too much for one person, it will also be a very special gift to discover how each one of us truly do have the power to create a more kind and compassionate world.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

  • John Mattson says:

    Would love an opportunity to read, learn and put into practice the wise teachings in this new book from the Kamapa...

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

  • jacqueline-Annette-Elisabeth Miller says:

    Thank you!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

  • Liz says:

    I look forward to hearing what HH Karmapa has to say on this topic.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

  • Sean Mitchell says:

    I look forward to reading this. I also hope to see him visit the west as the 16th Karmapa did in the 70s. I was fortunate enough to see him while he was in San Francisco that time. :)

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  • Alan Hughes says:

    What a blessing! - A new book from His Holiness, The 17th Karmapa, on of the most senior Lama's in Tibetan Buddhism, and head of the Kagyu School At 27 years old, it is fascinating to see how he is bringing the wisdom and compassion of Tibetan Buddhism to a new generation, especially as Buddhism expands and evolves in the West.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  • Justina Cesari says:

    Thank you for provding such wonderful literature to us all. You books are amazing!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  • Timothy Fletcher says:

    Thank you for this book, Karmapa. May all beings benefit from it!
    (And I know they will:)

    Tim

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  • Brian Neville says:

    Sounds like an awesome book! :)

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm

  • Liisa Lugus says:

    thanks for the opportunity! cheers.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm

  • Jeff Agin says:

    I wish to gain more Knowledge.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:58 pm

  • Tina Lee says:

    Whether I receive a free copy or not, I look forward to reading and sharing with my massage clients who come to me for physical and mental integration.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm

  • Sharon La Rose says:

    I feel this would be a timely read for me.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm

  • Liz Gilleski says:

    I wish to have a noble heart...and want to learn

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

  • Valerie Giardina says:

    I'd love to read this book!!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

  • Claudia Ramirez says:

    I'm star to discover the meaning of meditation; and I can say that my life star to change...I'm not so angry

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm

  • stephanie finley says:

    Would very much like to win a copy of this book.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm

  • Sil says:

    The heart is Noble and Heavy

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm

  • Megan Haviland says:

    I would love to learn to use my heart more nobily

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm

  • Igor Manarolla says:

    This is a great Karmapa, source of inspiration for me, thank you HH Karmapa and long live HHK17!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm

  • meyet says:

    A beautiful title, and a true. Thanks you Karmapa

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm

  • Dave MacQuarrie says:

    I have enjoyed the Karmapa's contributions to Shambhala Sun magazine and I'm sure this would be an extremely interesting book to read. Thank you for this opportunity; this is a very kind and generous contest.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm

  • Linsey Pecikonis says:

    I just moved and am looking at ways of exploring all the new connections I can with people! I'd love to read this new book.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm

  • Rodolfo Cominotti says:

    Thank you!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:15 pm

  • Nichole Rip says:

    Pick me! I love books about how to manifest heart into the world!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:15 pm

  • nilesh says:

    i would like to know more about how to open our mind and heart with others.As a student i want to know what is real world and real ethics and value of life.I would be very pleased and thankful if you would give a copy of this book and will b indebted .thank you

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:16 pm

  • Crystal Goure says:

    I love how the Karmapa puts things in such a clear and grounded way. A lightbulb goes off in my head every time I read his words.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm

  • Chet Lewis says:

    I always believed in society to look out for one another. It starts and ends with us. Instead of pointing fingers at those who don't, be the example by doing. I would love to get this book - and forward it on to others once I have read it.

    Thank you.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm

  • Deb Burleigh says:

    I was raised Episcopalian, and while a lot of what I was taught made sense, something was missing. As I have gone through life and had many experiences...some extremely intense...I have been drawn to Buddhism. I have read a lot of Dalai Lama and read the book "Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth" by Tulku Thondup, and also used the meditation CD that came along with it. All of these readings have been a great help to me and have made the road I need to travel much more clear. I would love very much to read The Heart is Noble, because I feel each and every one of us is put here to make ourselves better and to make others better through our example and guidance. I live in a very rural part of Maine and have found Buddhists living here quietly! Makes me very happy!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:18 pm

  • Terryl Chapman says:

    Tashi delek!
    I hope this book reaches a wide audience, and I congratulate you on its publication.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm

  • Simone R. says:

    In today's fast and busy world, we are all guilty of forgetting that we are all one. Taking a minute a day to listen to your partner, to smile to a stranger or acknowledge the cashier who serves you will reconnect us all..

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm

  • Ana Perusquia says:

    Wonderful website, publications and newsletter!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm

  • Claire Lecompte says:

    Can't wait to read theis book!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm

  • Francesca Cannavale says:

    My e-mail address translates to Spirit Life and our lives are always filled with a greater knowledge of ourselves. Our hearts is the vehicle to basic goodness and by this practice we can create open hearts.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm

  • Ali Finelli says:

    Many blessings! <3

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm

  • Paul Shinkle says:

    I am pleased to see this book arrive and look forward to reading it.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

  • Carol Johnson says:

    Thank you for writing this book. It seems like it contains information that we all need to think about in our daily lives.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

  • Toni Mosley says:

    I believe this book will help me to master myself, so that i can be a better person for myself and my family and friends. He is such an amazing man.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

  • Christine says:

    I love seeing new pointers to turn inward for what we and the world need for healing.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm

  • Jon says:

    Looking forward to finding out what the Karmapa has to say.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm

  • Mary Austin says:

    Looks like a great book

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm

  • Carol Mersey says:

    It would be wonderful to receive a copy of the Karmapa's book. I have just begun my path as a Buddhist and took refuge at Samye Ling monastery in Scotland a few years back. I have so much to learn.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:40 pm

  • Mary D'Alba says:

    Thank you for this opportunity. xo

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:44 pm

  • Mary Doane says:

    Thank you for this generous chance!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

  • Christine Fallwell says:

    All mother sentient beings, especially those enemies who hate me, obstructors who harm me, and those who create obstacles on my path to liberation and omniscience -- may they experience happiness and be separated from suffering. I will quickly establish them in the state of the most perfect and precious buddahood.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

  • Debbie says:

    The book sounds lovely. Thank you for sharing that brief synopsis.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

  • Amy Wirthlin says:

    Om mani padme hung

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm

  • Darren says:

    Great to know that His Holiness has a new book out! Can't wait to read it!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm

  • Luke Salter says:

    Looking forward to this book and feel this is a great topic for HH Karmapa

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm

  • kirk hampton says:

    thank you for this chance.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm

  • Wendi Miracle says:

    This looks like a very interesting book. :)

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:53 pm

  • Tenchee lama says:

    Can't wait to read this book. HH is one of te greatest teacher we have right now. Very blessed to be around him.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:53 pm

  • planetarycyclesHafiz- Hafiz says:

    Open our hearts and minds- heal all our connections.
    Thank You

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm

  • Tiziano says:

    I think that one of the biggest contributions the Dharma can give to the world is that it empowers us to enhance our respons-ability of dealing with ourselves and the planet as a whole.
    Knowing our minds and dealing with it skillfully is a wholesome way to benefit the world. We don't need to manipulate anylonger and we gain the freedom to do what is most beneficial.
    We can improve the situations through the inner wisdom that can see the impact of our actions in the here and now as well as in the long term.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm

  • Mark Bourdon says:

    May all beings be happy, may the causes of their suffering be removed, may they be joyful, and may they all remain in a state of equanimity; free from passion, aggression, and prejudice.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:58 pm

  • Mariusz says:

    This book definitely looks like 'one of you must read'

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm

  • Ken Kinter says:

    The book sounds great. I believe the only way to change the world is from the inside (my own heart) outward.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm

  • Elise Brenner says:

    So very grateful for your generous giveaway offer. Whoever receives the book...all good and beautiful.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

  • andrew beaton says:

    the ideas of humans - no matter how noble - remain ideas of humans - "the innumerable connections we share with others—in our families, communities, social systems, and on our planet" - indicates a ranking placing human to human connections above all else. Looking at culture from the outside - hard and long - and centering the mind there - outside of "others, families, communities, social systems" free of human noise is perhaps the only way to escape the greed, anger and delusion that thrives in our culture, is how I find peace - I do not always manage to stay where I would like to be, but I keep working at it. AB

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

  • Bryan Jonas says:

    Long Live H.H. the Karmapa!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm

  • Dekyong Lhamo says:

    To win the heart.........................would be noble.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm

  • warren goldenberg says:

    As a healer i always need healing.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:08 pm

  • Mastakilla says:

    This is NOT Karmapa!!!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm

  • John Tenbear Thompson says:

    Hum Is where the Heart is : )

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm

  • Andrew Cooper says:

    HH Karmapa is an untapped resource for the healing of humanity. How fortunate that he comes into his prime at this moment in our troubled history.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:13 pm

  • Liz Schappert says:

    That would be amazing to win this book

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm

  • Brandi says:

    I heard someone recently say that people need to be encouraged to dream so they can spend time in a better world. Ok, it was on Project Runway but bear with me. It made me wonder why can't we just make the world we are in better? Sounds like this book would be a timely read for me.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm

  • Ruth says:

    being away from my family on exchange has shown me that practice is an essential and that i really do have a precious human birth

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm

  • Lois says:

    I can't wait to read this book... I know it is going to be so perceptive and will support my practice.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm

  • Edward Rutledge says:

    The title of this book says so much... I look forward to the rest of it!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm

  • Jason Gould says:

    I value learning ways to live with more awareness and compassion; this book sounds like a great tool. Thank you!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:26 pm

  • Lucia Kerns says:

    I would love to get to know the present Karmapa through this book, very curious about his view on the world

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm

  • Anne Bourne says:

    I look forward to this book with gratitude

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm

  • Miguel Ferreira says:

    Precious Karmapa, may we are able to change the inner world by the Buddha teachings, so that we can actually benefit beings! Thank you!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm

  • Jon says:

    I cannot wait to read the Karmapa's book. He is one of the many reasons I became a Buddhist! I hope his book spreads the dharma in meaningful ways and provides all beings with an opportunity for growth and aspirations.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:33 pm

  • Ericka Ayube says:

    This sounds like a wonderful read!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:34 pm

  • Ruaidhri says:

    We couold all do with a read every so often. Valuable and precious and completely worthwhile even for a few minutes.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:34 pm

  • Elspeth Mitcehll says:

    Karmapa Chenno!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:36 pm

  • Claudia Ramirez says:

    New year and new discoveries for me;
    I'm start to meditate and is so good that I can see how my life start to change; is easy for me not be angry anymore; I can control myself more.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm

  • Eric Stamey says:

    The Middle Path is where my true self resides.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

  • Tresa Thomas Massiongale says:

    Basic Goodness is Everywhere, Always!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:43 pm

  • germaine robison says:

    I would love to change my world from the inside out. This books looks great. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:44 pm

  • Brian Sheridan says:

    This kind of book is so need in today's world. Thank you for offering it to all of us.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm

  • Dwain Dolan says:

    I think this book will become a NYTimes Bestseller!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm

  • jane ramsey says:

    we are not, not one of us, alone. we are one.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:02 pm

  • William says:

    Another place and thing to learn

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:02 pm

  • Jill Jones says:

    I would feel it such a great gift and maybe a good sign. I am about to take my Refuge at Easter and follow the path of Buddha. I am learning the dharma at the moment at Samye Dzong in London. In my first lesson of the The Jewel Ornament of Liberation and the Karmapa was the topic of our first teachings.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm

  • Drue Cobb says:

    Looking forward to reading this and benefiting from The Karmapa's knwledge.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm

  • Elaine Barton says:

    I am currently reading through the collection by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, a favorite author. What a person! I am busy reading and writing poetry and surviving Stage IV breast cancer - busier than I was when I worked full-time, except for all the sleeping...
    I am content that the time I have will be sufficient and using it to be of service to others.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm

  • Richard Vega says:

    This book will obviously be a great read.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm

  • Renate Ribold says:

    I like to read this book very much.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm

  • Paul H Schneider says:

    As a long time Chogyam Trungpa & Kagyu teaching student it gives me great pleasure to see Shambala bring this book by the "New" Karmapa to the presses. I hope it receives great reviews. Thank you....phs, Eastern Sun Studio & Gardens, Portland, TN

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm

  • Elaine Fotheringham says:

    I work with cancer patients and it is a job that I love doing. Often the biggest challenge is the families who are usually very traumatised emotionally and very demanding. I think this book would give me the tools to better understand and cope with those families.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm

  • carmen castaldi says:

    I don't want anything.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm

  • Tsering Dolma Vassallo says:

    Tashi Deleck to all of you! Thank you Gyalwa Karma Pa la for your love and compassion to all beings. Thank you for writing a book called The Heart is Noble, and I am looking forward to reading it.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:20 pm

  • Suzanne Webster says:

    We're definitely not in this alone. Sounds like a must-read!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:23 pm

  • Maureen W says:

    it is always inspiring to read that kind of book (and make me practice my english since i am a french speaking person)

    Namaste

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm

  • Mark Downing says:

    Karmapa chenno!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:41 pm

  • patricia brescia-cantine says:

    Would love to read this new book. Thank you for a chance to win one.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm

  • Isaac Warne says:

    may his heart message spread like wild fire!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm

  • bob schnieders says:

    :-)

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm

  • Charlene J Drury says:

    My heart is awaiting the true blessing of reading this loving book. Thank you for offering this blessing to all of us.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm

  • Heather Marriott says:

    Karmapa Chenno. The world needs these words do wisdom.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm

  • Stacey Wilkerson says:

    Om Mani Peme Hum X 108 _( )_

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

  • Craig Wilson says:

    Love the Karmapa, visited tsurphu monastery in 1997, would love to see Tibet and all it's culture in its formal glory, freedom for all :)

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 4:31 pm

  • Legein says:

    A noble heart within us all, waiting to be explored and discovered_/\_

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm

  • Catherine Smith says:

    what a special gift it would be to receive this book and share with others!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm

  • Dekyi Dolkar Barshee says:


    As long as space endures,
    As long as sentient beings remain,
    May I likewise remain
    To dispel the sorrows of the world.
    —Shantideva

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 4:55 pm

  • Brian Davidson says:

    Would love to receive a copy of this book,
    Thank you

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm

  • Eva Faenge says:

    Tashi delek and thanks !

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm

  • Ruo says:

    so lucky to live in an era where one can actually meet with a compassionate buddha and be skilfully directed by his teachings...I really look forward to reading this masterpiece:P

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:06 pm

  • Adam says:

    this book would be the steps for my journey to continue

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:12 pm

  • Julie says:

    This would help me explore how inner and outer work intermingle, especially in my new position counseling trauma survivors.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:20 pm

  • Gregory Bruss says:

    The heart that is noble within all of us is our own Buddha nature manifesting... I await the blessing of being able to read this book soon.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm

  • Miriam Mendoza says:

    I would love to read the book. I certainly admire the author.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm

  • Alyson says:

    I can't wait to read it!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm

  • John B Bell says:

    After reading many books from Gelugpa point of view, I would like to see what another lineage has to say.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm

  • Chris says:

    Everything by HH The Karmapa has been wonderful

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm

  • Jeannine says:

    This book sounds so beautiful and inspirational! Thank you for this offer! :)

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:03 pm

  • Maria Magdalena Heine says:

    A Book appearing just in time ! May it be of benefit for all the readers : ) and their relationships and their surroundings and ...

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:16 pm

  • Susan says:

    I look forward to reading this.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm

  • pete brown says:

    looking forward to reading your book and passing it on. . . .

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:27 pm

  • John Killacky says:

    I had the pleasure of spending time at the Rumtek monastery with the 16th Karmapa in 1978 and look forward to meeting his incarnation. So looking forward to the book.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:31 pm

  • Ken Neunzig says:

    We were impressed with the Karmapa's light playful spirit when we saw him near Delhi NY a few years ago. Look forward to reading his book!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:52 pm

  • Barbara Crowley says:

    Would love to read and gain more insight from this book.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm

  • Legrub says:

    I would like to have the book and translate it partly for the local readers who have no access to it yet.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm

  • John Choephel Samye says:

    I would like to read this when I am older. I am three.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 7:49 pm

  • Tracy Stillwater says:

    I would be most honored to recieve this new presentation of ancient wisdom. Thank you for this generous offering.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm

  • Jooli says:

    Reading Shambhala books and learning mindfulness sounds like lullaby in my heart.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm

  • Christine Snyder says:

    I am on the path, and live in a rural area. Because there are no Buddhist teachers near me, I depend on books to help me on my way. I would love to read the wisdom contained in The Heart is Noble.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm

  • kb mundy says:

    Grateful heart, generous heart, truthful heart, brave heart, compassionate heart, healthy heart....

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 9:48 pm

  • Mike Newman says:

    Mu

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 9:48 pm

  • David says:

    How to resist such an opportunity to receive a jewel? I only wish there were more of them available so that more people could benefit from its compassionate wisdom, like Jennifer McCoy above. Best of wishes during chemo. Blessings.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm

  • Paula Brown says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I need inspiration to make a huge step.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm

  • 26deeds.com Admin. says:

    Om mani padme hum Would love book but willing to pay if not selected as a winner.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 9:54 pm

  • Kurt Rummel says:

    I am stoked about this book! _/I\_

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 10:07 pm

  • TMC says:

    I am looking forward to reading His Holiness's new book.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 10:10 pm

  • Zahra says:

    Would love to read the book - Glad to read the title on nobility of the heart vs. mind :)

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 10:18 pm

  • Sheridan Power says:

    It would be lovely for this book would be won by someone who needs to read it. I shall buy my copy. Best of luck everyone.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 10:20 pm

  • Diane Heise says:

    Our hearts have room to grow, we just need a path to follow.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  • Neil says:

    Looking forward to it.

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 11:36 pm

  • Jeff R. says:

    As a first-time father, I would love to share the Karmapa's wisdom about living from the heart with my new family, and lend it to whomever would read it. May everyone love all beings as if each was their only child!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 11:41 pm

  • Karma Jinpa says:

    As a first-time father, I would love to share the Karmapa's wisdom about living from the heart with my new family, and lend it to whomever would read it. May all beings benefit! May everyone love all beings as if each was their only child!

    _/!<3!\_
    Karmapa Chenno!

    Posted on January 18, 2013 at 11:44 pm

  • Kyle says:

    Karmapa Chenno! Good merit in giving this book!

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 12:21 am

  • James says:

    Thumbs up.

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 12:27 am

  • michele many says:

    I would love to read this!

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 1:05 am

  • Austin Counts says:

    Whether I'm chosen for the prize or not...I'm still going to read this book.

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 1:22 am

  • Teresa Zuidhoek says:

    Karmapa Chenno, may our minds blend with yours...

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 2:22 am

  • Yvonne says:

    Looking forward to reading it !

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 4:54 am

  • Charmaine says:

    I would love to have the chance to read this book, I have a few buddhist books, mostly they have been gifted to me as I don't have much money due to my disabilities. I try to live a buddhist life, especially hurt none. Blessings to you.

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 5:58 am

  • Lana says:

    It makes me very happy to see how many people would love to read Gyalwang Karmapa's new book. I am sure it will bring imense benefit to any one who will get it. Karmapa Khyenno Sarva Mangalam

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 6:14 am

  • Donna Pendergast says:

    A new author to study and learn from (for me anyway) - I have not come across him before. This book sounds wonderful, and I look forward to reading it at some point :)

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 7:00 am

  • Lori says:

    Hoping to read it!

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 7:11 am

  • roz chissick says:

    I would love to read this book!

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 7:36 am

  • Filipa says:

    Would be very happy to receive a copy of this book! Thank you :-)

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 7:40 am

  • John Richards says:

    Thanks for the offer. Even if I don't win a copy, I look forward to the book.

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 8:55 am

  • Doug says:

    KARMAPA KHYENNO! Grace is.

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 9:42 am

  • Aaron C. Yeagle says:

    Sometimes I really wonder if we have noble hearts. If we do, then most of us have not found them and set them loose upon the world.

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 9:45 am

  • Susan says:

    To love each other is our purpose, each day a step towards pure love. Being human we stumble and this book surely would refresh our hearts and so we can try to love again. I do not want this book, but wish it to find its way to the destined person who needs it the most. I do hope to find it at the library, because I need to refresh myself also as I am the one who stumbles. Love Sue

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 10:03 am

  • Dhonna says:

    I'm looking forward to reading this book! <3

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 10:29 am

  • Jonathan says:

    I;ll definitely get this book, but maybe I can win!

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 10:43 am

  • Ken l says:

    Looking forward to reconnect .

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

  • Guy Rowland says:

    Looking forward to Nyngney at Samye Ling. This would be great reading during the retreat!

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm

  • Lydia Polzer says:

    I've only just met HH the 17th Karmapa for the first time. Having listened to his teachings in person, I can't wait to read a book written by him.

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 1:31 pm

  • James says:

    Karmapa chenno!

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm

  • Karen Taylor says:

    ~Namaste~

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm

  • Desirée says:

    Years back, I received the precious gift of "Music in the Sky - The Life, Art & Teachings of the 17th Karmapa" (2003), containing a.o. teachings by such a young HH Karmapa at the turn of the millenium.. I would love to hear what he has to say now!!

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm

  • mark cunningham says:

    I would love to read this book!

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm

  • David says:

    Change begins inside of us. Would like to see what words the Karmapa has to offer on inner work that has the potential to spread globally.

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 8:24 pm

  • Celeste says:

    Buddhism 'found' me soon after my NHL diagnosis, but before chemo started. In that first book I read, "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying", it gave me so many answers I'd been searching since childhood for. Each day is a gift. As such, I try my best to study & follow the "Middle Way". Being permanently disabled has given me the time to devote my life (and skill set) to selfless service via HIV/AIDS non-profits in the Bay Area. To have the opportunity to 'win' this book is gift enough. Either way, this book will be read by me. Knowledge is the way. Om Mani Padme Hum

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm

  • Tim Timar says:

    Thank you.

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 8:34 pm

  • Lisa Beed says:

    What a glorious feeling to find myself "accidentally" here to read these healing words...to feel I am among other compassionate friends..... when I sat down to a computer tonight, feeling isolated at best. This book is certain to be one of my little miracles this year.. Are there little miracles? No. My path is unfolding and I am blissfully following with a knowingness I want to shout from the rooftops.

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm

  • Bruce Williams says:

    I am unfamiliar with the Karmapa's writings, so this would be a wonderful introduction.

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm

  • Mary Krickmire says:

    If I could reawaken the soul, this book can do it.

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 10:32 pm

  • Orig says:

    waiting for to read. Thank you

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 10:55 pm

  • Scott says:

    May all realize the natural great perfection of innate Buddha nature

    Posted on January 19, 2013 at 11:16 pm

  • Robert Carroll says:

    I would be honored to receive this book from Shambala by His Holiness, in sharing his life's journey and teachings.

    Posted on January 20, 2013 at 2:12 am

  • Kin Chan says:

    Open our hearts!

    Posted on January 20, 2013 at 9:27 am

  • Karen says:

    Having looked into the Karmapa's eyes briefly when I met him in India, I would love to find out what the mind within him is thinking. An inspirational bodhisattva who can teach us all through words and I would like to read this book very much.

    Posted on January 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm

  • Lori says:

    For me, the serenity on his face is enough of an incentive to purchase this book.

    Posted on January 20, 2013 at 7:38 pm

  • billy rivera says:

    I hope this book can guide me on my journey to inner peace.

    Posted on January 20, 2013 at 10:21 pm

  • Karma Carla says:

    If I don't win this by random selection, I must buy it. I know it will change my life for the better. Thank you Lisa for sharing.

    Posted on January 20, 2013 at 11:01 pm

  • Gabriel says:

    these are areas i have been improving in and gaining insight in by following the turnings of my own path over the last fifteen years. it would be excellent to read deeper insights and ideas.

    Posted on January 21, 2013 at 1:06 am

  • Ann Harjes says:

    Namaste'

    Posted on January 21, 2013 at 1:12 am

  • Diogo says:

    Great to see these great masters recycling millenia old wisdom with a modern-day take!
    Go Karmapa! :-)

    Posted on January 21, 2013 at 2:23 am

  • Sid says:

    Sweet :-)

    Posted on January 21, 2013 at 5:32 am

  • Teresa Gagne says:

    with much metta

    Posted on January 21, 2013 at 7:27 am

  • Will says:

    Loved the quote in today's email.

    Posted on January 21, 2013 at 10:51 am

  • Elizabeth says:

    What will be will be!

    Posted on January 21, 2013 at 12:11 pm

  • Myron Berney says:

    E Ma Ho Wonderful Karmapa has given us the Guru's View on

    How to Make it Real Dharma in your Real Life with the Real People on the Real Planet We Depend Upon--
    We depend upon interdependence even for the air we breath we depend upon the Oxygen from plants.
    Interdependence is not independent existence from it's own side
    Interdependence is appearance emptiness like a dream

    Posted on January 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm

  • rachel says:

    Would love to receive this book. My bday is the 28th , just putting it out there to the universe!

    Posted on January 21, 2013 at 5:39 pm

  • Dennis Pack says:

    I would love to read this and recieve the wisdom and compassion of the Karmapa.

    Posted on January 21, 2013 at 6:26 pm

  • tess says:

    New snow falls at night
    the dark road covered in joy
    the earth welcoming

    Posted on January 21, 2013 at 7:50 pm

  • Katrina Zicchino says:

    I would love the opportunity to read this book. My journey has been filled with love and light since I found my self absorbed in the teachings of Buddhism several years ago. Memories of a recent trip to Bhutan, and what I learnt while there from some divine teachers will always be with me as I walk my path.

    Posted on January 21, 2013 at 11:29 pm

  • Judy Frank says:

    May all beings receive the blessings from reading, and incorporating these teachings to improve the lives of all sentient beings. Karmapa Chenno

    Posted on January 21, 2013 at 11:45 pm

  • Matthew says:

    Pick me! I'm extremely excited to read this....

    Posted on January 22, 2013 at 4:23 am

  • marion rae says:

    I would really like to read this book and understand it's message. I don't have the sense my heart is noble. I try, I keep on practicing but I am grumpy and sort of constricted although I have the intention to expand and connect...I don't really know how to do it...I am sort of shrunk into my shell.
    Great this book is written and out there.
    Thanks to the Karmapa for writing it and thanks to Shambhala for publishing it and telling us about it.

    Posted on January 22, 2013 at 6:31 am

  • Lisa says:

    Six months ago I was in a horrible hiking accident. Six months later I am starting to remember myself, my life and my Buddhist ways. Its been a long journey, and still continues to be one. Reading has been my companion in finding my way back to myself, and this book would be one remarkable addition to that journey.

    Posted on January 22, 2013 at 10:54 am

  • b says:

    'like a dream' is not helpfull.
    Dreams in western parlance are like delusions.Fragile and shaky.
    'the dualistic mind thinks AGAINST itself.'I prefer that style of ideation.
    thanks for the opportunity.

    Posted on January 22, 2013 at 10:58 am

  • evamic says:

    I really hope to have the chance to read it! For free or not it s a precious gift!!! Eva

    Posted on January 22, 2013 at 11:16 am

  • brian says:

    I would be grateful to receive the Karmapa's teachings in this book.

    Posted on January 22, 2013 at 12:05 pm

  • LouAnn Joyal says:

    I would LOVE to win this! I get daily and weekly quotes and would love to read this!

    Posted on January 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm

  • Eric B says:

    through our own effort
    using a resource - our heart
    we become human

    Posted on January 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm

  • matt burrows says:

    How wonderful that our hearts can open just by seeing the front cover.

    Posted on January 22, 2013 at 6:16 pm

  • caro says:

    certainly the feline heart is innately noble-perhaps that's not so immediately apparent with the human one! I'd love to read the book :)

    Posted on January 22, 2013 at 6:33 pm

  • Meghan Bohardt says:

    This looks like a great book. I have been struggling lately with my academic pursuits and how they can be of benefit to others. I'm coming to the conclusion that any intellectualization of ways to bring change misses the point. In order to change the world, we must first change ourselves.

    Posted on January 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm

  • Anna Mair says:

    I would love to receive the gift of "The Heart is Noble" If I am not the recipient of this gift then someone else must need it more than do.

    Posted on January 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm

  • bill jensen says:

    I am opening myself to accept whatever the universe has in store for me as I enter a new stage of life...

    Posted on January 23, 2013 at 12:13 am

  • Deb says:

    Look forward to reading this book

    Posted on January 23, 2013 at 7:01 am

  • Isla Awen says:

    Blessings!

    Posted on January 23, 2013 at 8:20 am

  • Melissa Ward says:

    Thank you for your generous giveaway. Karmapa is truly an inspiration for the modern world.

    Posted on January 23, 2013 at 11:49 am

  • Heather Martin says:

    Finding out about this book brought joy. Reading the first few pages brought hope.

    Posted on January 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm

  • nila says:

    i wish i get free copy. it is difficult for me to get this book.

    Posted on January 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm

  • Mark Avery says:

    This looks like a good book. I have been trying to build up my library over the past few months.

    Posted on January 25, 2013 at 9:56 am

  • Bruce Moore says:

    May provide some insight as to how i can learn to live outside my selfish world.

    Posted on January 27, 2013 at 6:01 pm

  • Ginger says:

    I would love to get a copy of this book and share w/my friends. Thank you for the opportunity to receive this. Namaste.

    Posted on February 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

  • Eileen Sangye says:

    I am grateful for the opportunity to be in this giveaway. Thankyou. :)

    Posted on February 22, 2013 at 8:18 pm

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