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The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity's Hidden Treasure
The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity's Hidden Treasure
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timely relevant wisdom, 12 Jun. 2013
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This book proposes something outrageous: that we look to perceive human nature as basically sane and good. With the level of blame, hatred and aggression exhibited in the world today, it is a bold request. Sakyong Mipham explores this proposition, not with naivety, but through a thorough analysis of the human experience. He offers anecdotes from his own and his father's life, drawing on ancient wisdom traditions, but clearly showing how the question of human nature is one of the core decisions facing us today. The book challenges presumed epistemological hierarchies, elucidating with immense clarity the mechanism that
can crack open our hardened experience towards ourselves, others and our world - allowing insight, compassion and wisdom to become the drivers of our actions. Although Sakyong Mipham comes from a Buddhist background, his message is beyond religion. It is rooted in our shared and very human experience. This book points out a simple yet powerful tool inherent in all humans.
The Shambhala Principle is certainly of relevance to educators or anyone interested in social change, but is highly recommended for all. It might be one of the most important considerations of our time.

Once I Was An Eagle [Explicit]
Once I Was An Eagle [Explicit]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mature experience, 12 Jun. 2013
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Laura Marling's latest album is brimming with mature musicianship. The tracks bleed into each other, making the album more of an experience than merely individual songs. Lyrics portray a unique female perspective and illustrate sensitive perceptions, far removed from the bubblegum that so many female singers produce. Laura Marling's voice is completely under her control, soothing and at times wrathful. A thorough joy to listen to.

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