The word Buddha means 'awakened one' or 'the enlightened one' This title refers to one who perceives directly the illusory, limited, and conflicted nature of reality common to humanity, and the false identity formed on this misguided foundation. With this awakening, everything changes; without it, nothing changes. Awakening therefore is and has been humanity's greatest challenge.
Without compassion, Always Awakening explores how this insight was addressed 2,500 years ago by Gautama Siddhartha, and in a contemporary context, language, and metaphor by Krishnamurti. It engages and gives voice to one of the world's most respected Tibetan Buddhists, Samdhong Rinpoche, a distinguished scholar, trusted colleague of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the only one with his background and training who had a personal relationship with Krishnamurti over many years.
For those with a Buddhist orientation, Always Awakening provides a fresh context to approach and explore Krishnamurti