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Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies For Modern Life

by Sakyong Mipham

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Very good, simple, straightforward book on how to live a more peaceful, happier life. It is more about having a positive way of thinking than practicing meditation. If you want a meditation/practice guide try his other book, Turning the Mind into an Ally ( )
  weeksj10 | Jul 2, 2011 |
"The secret is simple: If you just stop thinking about yourself all of the time, happiness and confidence will come naturally." Of course this is a difficult, nigh on impossible, task. In this book Sakyong Mipham presents basic techniques and concepts based in ancient truths, meditation and self awareness among them.

You do not have to be Buddhist to benefit from these techniques. Meditation,especially, is useful no matter what your spiritual path. It has been scientifically proven that meditation has physical and mental health benefits. On top of that, Sakyong Mipham show us different ways to view the world and our place in it. Many of the leadership books of today use some of the basic principles presented here because these ancient strategies are logical and real. Discipline, confidence, wisdom, letting go, exertion, compassion, The list goes on.

From a leadership standpoint, by taking control of your own life, developing compassion for others and increasing your confidence makes you a stronger leader. By learning self-discipline you can make more confident decisions and work more authentically with others. Letting go of attachments to agendas, be they personal or professional, creates strong leadership. Leadership for the good of all, not just the few.

There are many Shambhala Buddhist references throughout the books. This is a secular tradition within the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. The concepts in this book will flow along with pretty much any spiritual path. There are no tenets of faith here, other than faith in the basic goodness of humankind. I believe anyone who reads this book will be able to find something positive to take away from it. ( )
  thelibrarygirl64 | Dec 21, 2008 |
Gives teachings based on the Shambhala Tibetan Buddhist view of how to live your life. JB
  jeeelb | Feb 4, 2007 |
He is the dharma heir of his father, Vidyadhara the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who was instrumental in bringing Buddhism and Shambhala to the West.

The Shambhala tradition believes in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings. It holds that these noble qualities are ultimately more stable than aggression and greed. It shows how to use worldly life as a means to ripen this spiritual potential. It practices turning the mind toward others as a discipline that creates lungta, windhorse, the ability to attain success that occurs from acting virtuously. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche leads a worldwide community that is rooted in these principles. ( )
  addict | Jan 21, 2007 |
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You’re stuck in the airport security line, late for a flight. The line isn’t moving. You’re angry at the security personnel for taking so long, you’re irritated at the other passengers for having so much stuff, you’re mad at your boss for sending you on this trip in the first place. By the time you get to your gate you’re angry, deflated, and exhausted. Then someone cuts in front of you in the line to board and you snap. “There’s a line, you know!” Is that really you, standing in an airport, yelling at a stranger, emotions raging?

It happens to most of us more than we’d like to admit. In an instant, our lives seem out of control and overwhelming. It’s always something, isn’t it? But what if you could approach every part of your life—from the smallest decisions to life’s biggest setbacks—with total confidence, clarity, and control?

According to Sakyong Mipham, we all have that power. The secret is simple: If you just stop thinking about yourself all the time, happiness and confidence will come naturally. It sounds absurd and, what’s more, impossible. But in Ruling Your World, Sakyong Mipham shares ancient secrets on how to take control of our lives and be successful while cultivating compassion for others and confidence in our own intelligence and goodness. The key to this well-being lies in the ancient strategies of the warrior kings and queens of Shambhala.

The kingdom of Shambhala was an enlightened kingdom of benevolent kings and queens and fiercely trained warriors. No one knows for sure whether this kingdom was real or mythical, but there are ancient guidebooks to this land and practical instructions for creating a Shambhala in your own world, bringing peace, purpose, and perspective into your life and environment.

Sakyong Mipham, the descendant of a warrior king, has inherited these teachings and gives us the lessons and myths of the great rulers and warriors of Shambhala. He makes these teachings relevant to our twenty-first-century lives in a fresh and witty voice and helps us all to realize our potential for power and control in a seemingly uncontrollable world.

For the first time ever, revered spiritual leader Sakyong Mipham brings the lessons of the ancient Shambhala warriors and rulers to the Western world and shows us how to live our lives with confidence.


Most of us are living in a haze—sometimes helping others, sometimes helping ourselves, sometimes happy, sometimes sad. We don’t feel in control of our own lives. The ancient teachings of Shambhala rulership show us that we all have the ability to rule our own world and live with confidence. To do this, we need to use our daily lives to be strong, as opposed to aggressive, and to act with wisdom and compassion. This may sound difficult, but when we begin to mix this ancient wisdom of rulership into our everyday life, we have both spiritual and worldly success. We don’t need to abandon our life and become an ascetic or a monk in order to gain confidence and achieve this success. We can live in the world as a ruler no matter what we are doing.
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