The Journey Worth Taking
Wisdom & Compassion
(Starting with Yourself)
Book 2 in the Ancient Wisdom for Our
A NEW BOOK BY LAMA TSOMO
Continuing the Path of Tibetan Buddhist Practice
In Wisdom & Compassion, the second volume of her practice series, Lama Tsomo continues her journey with Tibetan Buddhist practice, sharing insights from her teacher Gochen Tulku Sangak* Rinpoche, Buddha, and her own personal journey.
Wisdom & Compassion provides an approachable progression through three foundational practices that work in complimentary ways, to promote happiness and well-being. These Vajrayana meditation practices include Tonglen, Shamata, and Cleansing the Stale Winds.
While Why Bother answered the what and why of Tibetan Buddhist practice, this second volume begins to show you how to bring that power into practice and into your life.
- Foreword by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
- Detailed explanations of key Tibetan Buddhist practices, such as Shamata, Tonglen, and the Cleansing the Stale Winds
- Insights on how to continue your meditation practice after finishing the book
- Ancient wisdom shared in accessible language by a Western teacher steeped in the tradition
- Recommended reading and resource links to meditation videos, study guides, and information on how to join a meditation circle.
Foundational Context for Tibetan Buddhist Practice
Lama Tsomo takes us on a journey with her Ancient Wisdom for Our Times practice series, beginning with the perspectives of Tibetan Buddhism, out of which these highly refined practices grow.
Why Bother introduces us to the Tibetan Buddhist way of viewing the world, and Book 2, Wisdom & Compassion: Starting with Yourself, offers actual practices, along with more concrete guidance in Lama Tsomo’s personal, engaging style, to making this ancient lineage accessible — from Westerner to Westerner.
Wisdom & Compassion
The Sequel to a Foundational Text
Wisdom & Compassion: Starting with Yourself is the second part to an accessible introduction to Tibetan Buddhist meditation. This book is for anyone who wants to continue their journey after reading Why Bother: An Introduction.
Book 2: Wisdom & Compassion
What People are Saying
“Lama Tsomo is a unique Buddhist teacher, an American woman, mother and Tibetan Buddhist lama who embodies the deep practice of her tradition with her intimate understanding of the Western mind. Her teachings are highly accessible, down to earth and very practical. The meditation tools she teaches are ones that have been practiced for more than 2000 years. And now we have modern scientific evidence that establishes that these methods can indeed be enormously helpful in cultivating a calm mind and warm heart, qualities that most would agree will help make our world a better place.”
Features a Foreword from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a
Recommendation from Gochen Tulku Sangak Rinpoche
About Lama Tsomo
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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