Ms. Grace’s interview provides a rare glimpse of the spiritual experiences that have drawn so many diverse seekers from around the world to her teachings and to her award-winning books.
Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) February 22, 2011
Nicole Grace, Buddhist monk, mystic and award-winning author is the feature interview published in the January/February issue of Nexus, Colorado’s premier healthy-living magazine for over 30 years. The article, available online or in hard copy at newsstands throughout Colorado, is titled ”Glimpsing Enlightenment: An Interview with Nicole Grace.” The article begins 2011 with an inspiring account of the Bodhisattva path and of Ms. Grace’s journey towards enlightenment. It takes an intimate and practical look at the Bodhisattva Way and how she successfully follows it in today’s world. One of only six people interviewed each year by Ravi Dykema, the owner and Publisher of Nexus, Ms. Grace’s interview provides a rare glimpse of the spiritual experiences that have drawn so many diverse seekers from around the world to her teachings and to her award-winning books. Ravi expressed immediate interest in interviewing Ms. Grace after reading "Bodhisattva: How To Be Free, Teachings To Guide You Home." He wrote, “I am very impressed. She says in a short poem what many books take pages to say. So her message leaves a deeper impression, like the one scene from a long novel you always remember.“
Ms. Grace, a bodhisattva herself (a being dedicated to the enlightenment of others), has been teaching the Bodhisattva Way for over a decade now, reaching thousands around the world. She clarified her inclusive philosophy in a November 2010 interview with Vision Magazine editor Sydney Murray: “I teach a mystical approach to spirituality, which is essentially how to have a direct experience of enlightenment. I also draw from Hinduism and Christian mysticism.“
As part of her national book tour for "Bodhisattva: How To Be Free", Ms. Grace recently visited close to a dozen different locations around the country, receiving standing-room-only turnouts at each event. "Bodhisattva" guides spiritual seekers from all faiths and traditions towards a deeper and more intimate understanding of the peace and preciousness of our lives. Inspired by the beauty of the California coastline and the great vistas of New Mexico, as well as other powerful places in nature, the verses and teachings in the book guide the reader to spiritual “aha” moments.
The book won the USA Book News 2010 Book Award in two categories: Poetry/Inspirational and Spirituality/Inspirational. These prestigious awards publicly recognize the impact that Ms. Grace’s book is having on people around the country. Achieving record-breaking sales at each of Ms. Grace’s book signings, including events in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Denver and Sedona, "Bodhisattva" and its profound life-affirming message are obviously what people are looking for during these challenging times. "When Nicole Grace appeared,” said Kris Neri, the co-owner of Well Red Coyote Bookstore in Sedona, AZ, “I truly felt I was in the presence of someone holy and exceptional, but she's also a teacher who shares her wisdom with humor and a worldly awareness."
For more information about the book or upcoming events visit: bodhisattvabook.com.
About Nicole Grace:
Nicole Grace is a Buddhist monk, mystic and author. For over a decade, she has taught Buddhism, mysticism and meditation, as well as personal and professional development seminars to thousands of people around the world. She is the author of "Bodhisattva: How To Be Free, Teachings To Guide You Home" (Mani Press 2010) and a USA Book News 2010 Book Award winner in two categories. She is also the author of the award-winning book "Mastery At Work: 18 Keys For Achieving Success, Fulfillment And Joy In Any Profession" (Mani Press, 2005).
Praise for "Bodhisattva: How To Be Free, Teachings To Guide You Home":
“In Buddhism, a bodhisattva is a seeker who, upon nearing enlightenment, turns back to devote him- or herself to helping others gain enlightenment too...Grace, an ordained monk, is an excellent expositor of Buddhist thinking. [She] lucidly explains a number of the religion’s basic tenets and provides an incisive introduction to the uninitiated.”
“The focus on spiritual awakening never falters in this book. Many poems successfully transform personal reflection into a moving message...Those who look to poetry for spiritual understanding will value this book. The last poem, 'Language of Eternity,' takes the reader beyond words to reach that goal." * * * * Four Stars (out of 5)
— ForeWord Clarion
"It is difficult to describe just how much Ms. Grace's poetry spoke to and touched me...memorable words of wisdom that Grace's lyric voice delivers to her readers…the poems are unified in Grace's skilled presentation and conscientious attention to her message, while she balances straightforward emotional honesty with her relish in language and linguistic play."
— Norm Goldman, Book Pleasures
“This book is a breath of freshness. It sings loudly the profound messages of the Buddha in the practice of compassion and tolerance.”
— Ashi Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck, Her Royal Highness of Bhutan
“These teachings are jewels of wisdom and, yes, even enlightenment given up in delicate offerings. These words were for me, to be savored over and over again divulging wisdom for our lives. I know that all of my life can be more fully lived through the lens of her words. I savor them. And so will you.”
— Sydney L. Murray, Vision Magazine
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