The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path
Paperback, 133 pages
Foreward by Pema Chodron
"On the spiritual path we speak of enlightenment. But how do we reconcile the idea of enlightenment with what we see when we look in the mirror--when insecurities, doubts, and self-centered tendencies arise in our minds? Dzigar Kongtrul suggests that such experiences are not a problem if we are able to simply let them arise without judging them or investing them with so much meaning. This approach to experience is what Kongtrul calls self-reflection. Self-reflection is a practice, a path, and an attitude. It means taking an interest in that which we usually try to push away. With self-reflection we take liberation into our own hands and accept the challenge and empowerment in Kongtrul's title: it's up to you."
-from the back cover