Review: Light Comes Through: Buddhist Teachings on Awakening to Our Natural Intelligence

Via Todd Mayville
on Jul 19, 2008
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Light Comes Through: Buddhist Teachings on Awakening to Our Natural Intelligence

Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche

Light Comes Through by Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche is one of those books that isn’t overly long (just over 120 pages), but is dense with information. I found myself reading a chapter and then putting it down for a while just to absorb the teachings in the book. More than once I found myself challenged by the ideas in the book, and that’s good. Dzigar Kongtrül’s latest work discusses emotions and how we can better relate to them, and from that ability, better relate to ourselves, others, and the world around us. Even though the title clearly states that it is a book of Buddhist teachings, it is written in a way that is approachable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Light Comes Through is a pleasure to read, and with the many insights it contains, is one of those that can be read again and again, with the reader gaining new understanding each and every time.

Added bonus: Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche will be at the First Congregational Church in Boulder on Monday, July 21 to speak and sign copies of Light Comes Through. For more info, click here.


About Todd Mayville

Todd is a single dad of four diverse and lively kids, and is an English teacher and climbing team coach at a local public high school. A rock climber, cyclist and avid reader, Todd also practices yoga and meditation as often as he possibly can, which helps him stay at least a little centered and sane.


2 Responses to “Review: Light Comes Through: Buddhist Teachings on Awakening to Our Natural Intelligence”

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  2. Fiona Bell says:

    Hi, regarding the buddhist teachings of kindness, compassion and consideration for all life :- I am in the process of being evicted from a home I love by an advocate acting in the interests of the Rokpa Buddhist Trust in South Africa. A dear old friend of mine, now deceased, left his country property to the Trust to be used for charitable purposes. They didn't want it and it has now been sold. All tenants were offered a relocation fee (bribe) to vacate, as I was not very happy about proceedings I decided not to sign and apparently, as per the advocate handling the estate, will be forcibly evicted of necessary, at the direction of the Rok[a Trust, it seems. I feel am a single woman, hard hit by the recession, struggeling to make ends meets and with nowhere to go. Are charities and religious institutions now also resorting to force and abuse of power for their own ends . I feel my rights are being violated by an organisation which suffered much the same fate in their country at the hands of the Chinese. I would appreciate any advice, asstance and words of wisdom on how to proceed with this matter by any concerned citizens out there.
    sincerely Fiona Bell