From the publisher:
"From 2005 to 2007, teacher Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche gave classes on Buddhist scholar Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva at
a noted retreat center in Northern California. His commentaries
revealed such a deep understanding that practitioner Marcia Binder
Schmidt decided to collect them for other students of Buddhism as an
independent work. This book is the result.
Beginning with an overview of the entire path of Buddhism, Kongtrül
Rinpoche goes on to examine different aspects of Shantideva’s text,
always relating the teachings to individual experience. He explores in
depth the training of the four immeasurables—equanimity, loving
kindness, compassion, and sympathetic joy—and discusses the importance
of wholehearted engagement in the process. His advice for setting up
and maintaining a spiritual practice is both practical and inspiring.
Although the book contains three years of teachings, it remains
remarkably compact, reflecting Kongtrül Rinpoche’s characteristic
directness and emphasis on implementation. In the words of the editor,
'Dharma practice needs to be more than mere theory. Dharma needs to be
trained in, integrated into our lives, and embraced by wisdom.' Uncommon Happiness contains the guidance to undergo that training with the right attitude of clarity and commitment."
178 pages. Paperback.