Northshire Online: Phakchok Rinpoche - Awakening Dignity: A Guide to Living a Life of Deep Fulfillment with Kit DesLauriers

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 6:00pm
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The popular and beloved Tibetan Buddhist master will discuss his new guide to cultivating dignity through meditation to live a meaningful and fulfilling life in conversation with the first person to ever ski down the highest summit on every continent.



A Buddhist master’s guide to cultivating dignity through meditation to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

The notion of dignity is crucial to the question of how best to live a meaningful and fulfilling life, particularly for today’s environment in which so many of us experience self-doubt, low self-esteem, and feelings of being trapped by anxiety, dissatisfaction, or even success. How, in such a circumstance, can we gain authentic and unshakeable dignity? In Awakening Dignity, Phakchok Rinpoche draws from the Tibetan Buddhist wisdom tradition to offer a unique and fresh approach to answer this question.
From the Buddhist perspective, dignity is an inherent quality of fundamental wholeness and completeness that we all naturally possess: our true nature is pure and our heart is noble. In this guide, Phakchok Rinpoche shows how knowing that we are whole and complete already—and gaining trust and certainty in that understanding—can counteract the common feeling that we are not enough, that something is missing.
Gaining unwavering trust in ourselves protects us from life’s ups and downs. With genuine dignity, we are not riddled with uncertainty, anxiety, or self-doubt. Rather, we are able to face any circumstance with confidence, clarity, and compassion. Through reflections, examples, and simple meditations—such as embracing adversity and practicing compassion—Awakening Dignity provides all the tools necessary to fully embody our fundamental dignity.

PHAKCHOK RINPOCHE is a popular and beloved Tibetan Buddhist master with a teaching style that is at once unique, dynamic, and engaging. Born in Kathmandu, Nepal, Rinpoche was recognized soon after birth—at the early age of one—as a reincarnated Buddhist master. Having undergone formal education and training in Buddhist philosophy and meditation, Rinpoche travels the world teaching in Buddhist centers, universities, and monasteries. With sharp insight into our contemporary global culture, he contextualizes and demonstrates the relevance of ancient meditative practice to our time.

“The concept of dignity is one that many of us think we understand, yet precious few truly do. Personally, I was among them until reading this book by Phakchok Rinpoche. Although I have long worked on cultivating compassion and wisdom, it was only after reading Awakening Dignity that I realized the essential role dignity plays in understanding who I really am and my full potential. Rinpoche’s heartfelt gift to the world is to provide the knowledge and path for learning that dignity is our pure nature beyond how we usually identify ourselves. To begin on the journey to realizing our inner dignity, we need an introduction, and this book is it.”—Kit DesLauriers, 2019 US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, two-time World Freeskiing Women’s Champion, and author of Higher Love: Climbing and Skiing the Seven Summits

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Awakening Dignity: A Guide to Living a Life of Deep Fulfillment By Phakchok Rinpoche, Sophie Wu, Daniel Goleman (Foreword by), Tara Bennett-Goleman (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645470885
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Published: Shambhala - December 20th, 2022

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