Break the Norms (Paperback)

Questioning Everything You Think You Know about God and Truth, Life and Death, Love and Sex

By Chandresh Bhardwaj, His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Foreword by)

Sounds True, 9781622035410, 184pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2016

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Have you ever felt like you're living out a script written for you by others--in your work, your relationships, or spirituality? "To break through the norms we've been conditioned to believe is an act of rebellion," writes Chandresh Bhardwaj. "We must be prepared to be brutally honest. We must overturn our assumptions and unlearn our suffering. We must be willing to discover our real reasons for being alive."

In Break the Norms, Chandresh illuminates the unconscious beliefs we carry about matters of sex, death, love, ego, God, and gurus--then offers penetrating questions and self-inquiry practices to help us separate our own truth from the products of the status quo. Join him to explore:

- Your Inner Truth--how to set aside your conditioned, ego-based perspective and bring forth your authentic wisdom
- Spiritual Practice--where you can get stuck practicing meditation and yoga, and how to keep moving toward a deeper experience of God
- Mastering the Ego--developing a healthy approach for dealing with anger, fear, and desire
- Seeking Your Guru--dispelling the myths about gurus and finding the right teacher to hold up a mirror to your soul
- Love, Sex, and Spirit--how we can the integrate the physical world and the transcendent through the path of devotion
- Mortality and Morality--overcoming our fear of death and our resistance to creating heaven on earth

There are no "right answers" in spirituality, but asking the right questions can help us discover who we are and what we are becoming. "Authenticity is inherent each of our souls," writes Chandresh. "When we start to be authentic, we start to get back in touch with our divine source." Break the Norms is the first book from a compelling new teacher--and a clarion call to embrace our own spiritual authority.

About the Author

Chandresh BhardwajChandresh Bhardwaj is a seventh-generation lineage holder from a family of Indian gurus practicing the Tantric tradition. He conducts talks all over the globe in countries including Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Belgium, Canada, and the US. He is a disciple of his father, His Holiness Shri Chamunda Swami, who is recognized as an authority in the field of spirituality worldwide. His father gave him the name Chandresh, which means "Master of Consciousness." Chandresh is the founder of the Break The Norms Movement, with locations where Chandresh meets with clients in New York, Los Angeles, New Delhi, and Amsterdam. In addition, Chandresh recently founded the nonprofit Uncensored Spirituality Foundation to spread spiritual awareness globally among those who don't have the resources. For more, visit Holiness the Dalai LamaTenzin Gyatso, The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle to liberate Tibet while advocating peaceful solutions based upon tolerance and mutual respect. He is the author of dozens of books, including The Art of Happiness and The Universe in a Single Atom