"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." - Cygnus Review Ten Tales from Tibet offers ten gentle, yet powerful, lessons exploring compassion, the very essence of Buddhism. A collection of poetic re-tellings distilled from ancient oral tradition, the stories have been specially chosen by Lama Lhakpa Yeshe because they demonstrate a beautiful wisdom in a simple, yet profound way, and teach us how to nurture the singular human quality that defines us all. Introduced by global peace and environment campaigner, Satish Kumar, a pupil of Lama Lhakpa Yeshe, and illustrated with photography by fellow Buddhist Matthieu Ricard, this is a beautifully crafted book and unique guide to opening our hearts and minds by cultivating compassion--helping others and ourselves--to find joy, peace, and happiness.
Lama Lhakpa Yeshe is a Tibetan monk and refugee. He joined the Zigar monastery in East Tibet at the age of nine. After 25 years in Tibet, he fled to India to help in a monastery there and practiced meditation for eight years in the Himalayan caves. Lama Lhakpa Yeshe teaches Tibetan Buddhism – a unique form – all over the world and now lives in the UK. This is his first book.
Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk, author, translator and photographer. Matthieu founded the humanitarian association Karuna-Shechen in 2000, which provides health care, education and social services for the underserved people of India, Nepal and Tibet. Please visit: http://karuna-shechen.org/