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The Heart Is Noble

Changing the World from the Inside Out

  • by 
  • H.H. the Seventeenth Karmapa,
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  • Ogyen Trinley Dorje

SKU# 9781611800807

$16.95

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Shambhala Publications | 05/13/2014
Pages: 216 | Size: 5.50 x 8.50
ISBN: 9781611800807

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In 2011 a group of American college students spent a month in India with His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa. Together they discussed topics ranging from food justice to gender identities to conflict resolution. The Karmapa’s teachings in this book are the product of those meetings. Here he shares his vision for bringing social and environmental action into daily life, on a scale we can realistically manage through the choices we make every day—what to buy, what to eat, and how to relate with the people we come across. We can change the world by just changing ourselves, he says, using our basic nobility as our primary resource.

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The Heart Is Noble is the ultimate text for social transformation in our times. Here’s a spiritual leader talking about how the current food system creates hunger, how our view of the earth as dead matter creates the ecological crisis, and how the idea of gender identities and other cultural identities being fixed is at the root of so much violence.”—Vandana Shiva, scientist and ecofeminist

“The teachings in this book are tools for clearing away everything that keeps us from recognizing and connecting with our own noble heart, and for opening that heart to others in the most radical way. I am most grateful to His Holiness the Karmapa for offering these transformative teachings, and I recommend this book to everyone who wants to change the world, beginning with themselves.”—Pema Chödrön, author of Living Beautifully

“In The Heart Is Noble the Seventeenth Karmapa shares his deep wisdom and compassion as a lens on topics ranging from global hunger to healthy relationships and to the meaning of life. His message shows how we can each be heroes in daily life in ways large and small, and that bringing a noble heart to whatever we encounter enriches everyone.”—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

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