Cultivating Deep & Profound Connection
Deepening Wisdom, Deepening Connection
Book 3 of the Ancient Wisdom for Our Times Series
About the Book
In this modern world, what are some tangible ways we can embody deep peace while working to overcome the epidemic of fear, anxiety, and loneliness that is so widespread? How can we live with more joy, empathy, and love while creating a more peaceful planet for ourselves and others?
In the third book of the Ancient Wisdom for Our Times series, Lama Tsomo offers Buddhist teachings and meditation practices as an antidote for the crisis of our times. Deepening Wisdom, Deepening Connection is a guide for those of us seeking to experience more present, fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others. Readers will learn time-tested techniques for developing our intrinsic capacities for Loving Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity (boundless affection for all) qualities that make being human such an invaluable and precious experience.
In this book, Lama Tsomo distills essential Tibetan Buddhist concepts and practices that will help strengthen our own meditation practice and guide us to living with more discernment, tenderness, and care.
This book is for anyone who is interested in deepening their journey on the spiritual path, or feels called towards being a changemaker for truth, equality, and wisdom.
Tibetan Buddhist meditations for cultivating Loving Kindness and Compassion that lead us to joy, peace, and connection.
Common obstacles for experiencing our truly boundless nature.
Essential qualities for deepening on the spiritual path.
Science and the impact of meditation on mind and body.
Inspiring stories, anecdotes and humor.
Deepening Wisdom, Deepening Connection is equal parts practical instruction and inspirational guide for helping us cultivate qualities of Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity and equally strong affection for all beings. In these times of divisiveness, confusion, and angst, these ancient Tibetan practices can act as a beacon for guiding us towards our true essence, a state of being that radiates loving connection. This is a book for educators, activists, parents, or anyone looking to change the world for the better.
Deepening Wisdom, Deepening Connection was designed to share the what and how of the notable Four Immeasurables or Boundless Qualities, teachings that the Buddha thought essential for opening up our hearts and living a life of deep joy. Lama Tsomo weaves together other key elements for waking up, including the power of forgiveness and the six Paramitas.
An essential read, order your copy today, and if you’re interested in ordering copies for your organization, classroom, or simply for your living room table, reach out to [email protected].
What People are Saying
“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.”
– His Holiness the Dalai Lama
“In the most recent installment of Ancient Wisdom for Our Times, Lama Tsomo shares her experience with the deep practices of Tibetan Buddhism. She writes with clarity, humor, and with practical support to guide us to a better and more fulfilled life. It feels like being given a gift to read ‘Deepening Wisdom, Deepening Connection’ and an invitation to slow down to experience life.”
– Sharon Salzberg, Author of Lovingkindness and Real Change
“Insightful and accessible – an essential guidebook on the path of liberation!”
– Tara Brach, author of Trusting the Gold
“In today’s divisive world, the ability to extend the boundaries of love and compassion beyond what we know requires courage and skill. In this book, Lama Tsomo brings us potent practices that help us cultivate what our minds and hearts know is true— allowing something beautiful to emerge from the challenge.”
– Van Jones, CNN Host and Dream Corps Founder
“She continues to deliver her unique style of teaching with clarity, humor, and deep dharma, that reaches all hearts and minds and brings us face-to-face with who we really are as human beings and our highest possibilities.”
Konda Mason, Mindfulness Meditation teacher, Co-Founder/President at Jubilee Justice, and host of The Brown Rice Hour podcast
About 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, Lama Tsomo has done extensive spiritual retreats in the U.S. and abroad, and is fluent in Tibetan.
Today, she is dedicated to sharing the teachings of the Namchak lineage with Western students, bringing greater happiness and meaning to life through meditation practice, community, and retreat. She is especially passionate about reaching young people and supporting those working for positive social change. Her teaching has inspired American and international students, who appreciate her informal, and often humorous, style.
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