The Tender Heart of Sadness explores the spiritual path of warriorship as presented by Shambhala Buddhism. Written by a senior student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche as an expression of respect to his teacher and lineage, this is one of relatively few books to emerge from this very rich and brilliant tradition.
The Shambhala teachings challenge the core addictions of ego and celebrate the inherent goodness of our human condition. They promote the exploration of personal experience by arousing wakefulness and practicing gentle and fearless warriorship. This path combines psychological bravery with dignified conduct and artfulness, and aligns us with the natural tenderness, compassion and genuine openness of our humanity.
This small volume is intended as a commentary on a few of the teachings offered along the Shambhala path. It is intended to be a companion to those sincerely exploring their inner nature by bringing the practice of meditation into their daily lives. Topics range from basic attention to the role of humor, elegant speech and the wisdom of emotions.