“This special little book is one to own and keep. Quickly read it through then return again and again to slowly absorb the simple wisdom of the tales and be inspired by the stark soaring photographs of Tibet’s landscape.”
Prepare a foundation for a compassionate new year, with these gentle yet powerful lessons…A collection of poetic tales distilled from ancient oral tradition, the stories have been specially chosen by Lama Lhakpa Yeshe and are gorgeously illustrated with photography by fellow Buddhist Matthieu Ricard.
This beautifully crafted book is a unique guide to opening our hearts and minds by cultivating compassion–helping others and ourselves–to find joy, peace, and happiness. The wisdom of its stories and the dramatic adventure of its photographs are a perfect inspiration for anyone searching to improve themselves and the world around them. They are also a fascinating window into the living culture of a Tibetan tradition that has reached across the world.
Lama Lhakpa Yeshe is a Buddhist monk from Kham in Eastern Tibet. Lama Lhakpa Yeshe decided to become a monk at the age of 10 following the role-model of his uncle, Lama Guru Chowang. It was around this age that his uncle started to teach him the fundamentals of the Drukpa Kagyu and Nyingmapa Schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
He joined the Zigar monastery in Dege, which housed around 300 monks. Dege is in Kham, Eastern Tibet. The monastery was faced by a sacred mountain called the Demche mountain. Lama Lhakpa Yeshe studied Buddhist philosophy in Zigar monastery. His spiritual teachers were Khenpo Sangye Trinley and Tulku Rinpoche who were the head lamas at the monastery.