Why is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?

Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?
A Westerner’s Introduction and Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Practice

Today’s world seems to be growing more and more stressful by the minute—for all of us. So now, as a teacher of Tibetan Buddhist practice and a 21st-century woman, Lama Tsomo offers us time-tested tools for getting underneath our everyday worries and making our lives richer and more fulfilling with the release of 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).

Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling? is a lively, approachable guide for using the ancient traditions and practices of Tibetan Buddhism to find happiness and peace in this modern world. Well received and praised, the book was honored with several awards in 2016, including a National Indie Excellence Award and a silver medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

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Lama Tsomo

Through step-by-step instructions, photographs, and helpful explanations, Lama Tsomo shows how we can start experiencing the many benefits of meditation for ourselves. She offers proven techniques for sharpening our focus, enhancing our relationships, and living each day more mindfully and joyfully. Laced with humor, compassion, and stories from Lama Tsomo’s own life, Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling? meets us where we are and guides us onto, and along, the path to a deeper awareness of our world and ourselves.

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Dalai Lama

“I am happy to see the publication of this new book, written by Lama Tsomo, a longtime student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. The book outlines the basic views of the Tibetan tradition and examples of some of its practices for the interested modern reader.”


Arianna Huffington

“Lama Tsomo is a great guide, helping us to make mindfulness a habit and put ourselves on the path to a more fulfilling and a more joyful life.”

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, founder of the Pulitzer-Prize–winning The Huffington Post, and author of Thrive

Martha Beck
“An extraordinarily engaging, fascinating, pragmatic, and useful guide to happiness. A gem.”

MARTHA BECK, life coach, columnist, O, The Oprah Magazine, and author of Finding Your Own North Star