Book review: Awakening Kindness (Nawang Khechog)

Via on Feb 14, 2011

This debut book of teaching from Tibetan flutist Nawang Khechog is a warmly written, straightforward teaching on developing kindness and compassion in our lives.

Best known for his beautiful work with the flute, Khechog readily demonstrates that he is as talented a teacher as he is a musician. Filled with personal stories and inspiring profiles as well as instructions for meditations and even Tibetan poems, Awakening Kindness reaches beyond the boundaries of Buddhism to offer something for anyone interested in opening their hearts and spirits to developing greater kindness and compassion in their lives.

From Beyond Words/Atria Books and available from your local, independent bookseller. (Shop local, shop independent, and tell ‘em you saw it on Elephant Journal!)

NOTE: Nawang Khechog will be appearing at the Boulder Bookstore on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30 to perform, and discuss and sign copies of Awakening Kindness.


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About Alex Myles

Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 

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