In Into the Haunted Ground, Anam Thubten invites us to embrace every aspect of our lives, from the most difficult to the most joyful. For those of us who feel caught in endless anxious thoughts and stuck in personal relationships, Anam Thubten offers a direct and practical approach to dismantle our conceptual fixations, reveal the deeper habits that motivate us, and step into the immediate open spaciousness that can heal ourselves and the world.
Weaving together personal stories with philosophical explanations, Anam Thubten offers swift and straightforward methods to cut through old habits that no longer serve our best interests or reflect our true nature. Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike, this book presents the core lessons of the Tibetan practice of Chöd as a fundamental wisdom that is accessible to any of us willing to enter the “haunted grounds” of our own minds.
Anam Thubten grew up in Tibet and at an early age began to practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the founder and spiritual advisor of the Dharmata Foundation, and he teaches widely in the United States and internationally. He is the author of Choosing Compassion; No Self, No Problem; The Magic of Awareness; and Embracing Each Moment.
Sarah Woodard is a longtime Buddhist practitioner, and student of Anam Thubten's since 2014. Introduced to Chöd during one of the powerful retreats he conducted in Canyon de Chelly, she was inspired to assist as he authored Into the Haunted Ground.
Anam Thubten photo courtesy of the publisher; Sarah Woodard photo credit Melina Meza