Wisdom and Compassion (Starting with Yourself)

Wisdom and Compassion (Starting with Yourself)

Lama Tsomo


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Wisdom & Compassion: Starting with Yourself builds on the foundation in Book 1 in this series and provides a lively, approachable guide, sprinkled with humor, for people ready to begin applying the time-tested, lab-tested Tibetan practices to find happiness and peace in their own modern life.

•    Previous winner of Independent Publisher Book Award under the title Why Is The Dalai Lama Always Smiling?  

•    Reviewers deem the book “a sympathetic, personalized text” (Foreword Reviews), and recommend it “to those who want to learn more about Buddhism, meditation, or just how to live a more peaceful lifestyle” (Readers’ Favorite).

•    Features an introductory letter from H.H. Dalai Lama.

•    Includes lively stories, "Science Tidbits," a glossary of Buddhist terms, and lessons used in Namchak Foundation eCourses and retreats.


Lama Tsomo:

Lama Tsomo is an American lama, author, and co-founder of the Namchak Foundation and Namchak Retreat Ranch.

Born Linda Pritzker, Lama Tsomo followed a path of spiritual inquiry and study that ultimately led to her ordination as one of the few American lamas in Tibetan Buddhism, under the tutelage of Tulku Sangak Rinpoche, international holder of the Namchak lineage. Today, she is dedicated to sharing the teachings of the Namchak lineage with Western students. She is especially passionate about reaching young people and supporting those working for positive social change.

Lama Tsomo holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Jungian studies. She is the author of The Lotus & The Rose: A Conversation Between Tibetan Buddhism & Mystical Christianity.