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Natural Wakefulness

Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With

SKU# 9780834822658


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Shambhala Publications | 07/05/2011
ISBN: 9780834822658


There are two essential elements to the spiritual path says this popular teacher from the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa: (1) understanding that you’re already enlightened, already perfect in wisdom right here and now, and (2) accessing that natural wakefulness through spiritual practice. These two aspects depend upon each other and work together. Gaylon Ferguson’s teaching on the twin aspects of view and practice is a perfect introduction for the beginning meditator and it offers fresh perspectives for the non-beginner too.

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"This welcoming book offers a wise, warm-hearted, and practical understanding of the awakened heart. "—Jack Kornfield

"The advice in this book will be of tremendous benefit to those who have the courage to engage their mind and heart and develop their potential. As a result, it will benefit the greater world. "—Sakyong Mipham, author of Turning the Mind into an Ally

"Many essential questions on the view and meditation practice of Buddhadharma—and everyday life—are answered here with great clarity and with a genuine heart of caring and loving-kindness. "—Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, author of The Healing Power of Mind

"Acharya Gaylon Ferguson is an exceptional meditation teacher. "—Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, author of Mind at Ease and The Essence of Buddhism

"A wonderfully wise and practical introduction to mindfulness meditation that explores and addresses all the ins and outs of the practice, the obstacles and confusions, as well as the rewards of this path. Highly recommended. "—John Welwood, author of Toward a Psychology of Awakening

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