Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling? is an award winning beginner’s introduction to Tibetan Buddhist theory and practice.

2016

PARIS BOOK
FESTIVAL

2016

NATIONAL INDIE
EXCELLENCE

2016

SAN FRANCISCO
BOOK FESTIVAL

2016

INDEPENDENT
PUBLISHER (IPPY)

Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?

Available

April
2016

Ancient Wisdom for Today

If you think meditation is only for monks, think again. 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. In Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling? she acts as our lively, approachable guide to using the ancient traditions and practices of Tibetan Buddhism to find happiness and peace in this modern world.

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. Lama Tsomo’s personal and spiritual journey to greater happiness can now be ours as well. As she invites in the Prologue, “Won’t you come along?”

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Book Awards

2016

PARIS BOOK
FESTIVAL

2016

NATIONAL INDIE
EXCELLENCE

2016

SAN FRANCISCO
BOOK FESTIVAL

2016

INDEPENDENT
PUBLISHER (IPPY)

Book Features

  • Introductory letter from H.H. Dalai Lama
  • Portable meditation cards
  • “Science Tidbits”
  • Glossary of Buddhist terms
  • Lessons used in Namchak Foundation eCourses and retreats

About Namchak Publishing

Namchak Publishing Company engages in publishing activities that support and promote the growth, study and practice of the Namchak lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. It provides publication of books and the production of other media. The Publishing Company works collaboratively with the Namchak Foundation in furtherance of a common charitable mission.

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Advance Praise

  • 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.

    From the Foreword by HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA

    From the Foreword by HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • Lama Tsomo takes ancient wisdom and practice and makes it accessible and available. At this time in history, we need more people to take on being present and grounded, open minded and open hearted no matter what they are faced with. We have a lot of healing to do. May this book help you on that path.

    SEANE CORN, internationally celebrated yoga teacher, co-founder Off The Mat, Into The World

    SEANE CORN, internationally celebrated yoga teacher, co-founder Off The Mat, Into The World

  • A special offering from a special teacher.

    ARTHUR ZAJONC, PH.D., physicist and author of The Dalai Lama at MIT and Catching the Light

    ARTHUR ZAJONC, PH.D., physicist and author of The Dalai Lama at MIT and Catching the Light

  • Although Buddhism is not my personal path, I have benefitted immeasurably from Lama Tsomo’s instruction. As East and West continue to bend toward each other, Lama Tsomo’s teachings offer a vital bridge.

    VAN JONES, host, Crossfire (CNN), author of The Green Collar Economy

    VAN JONES, host, Crossfire (CNN), author of The Green Collar Economy

  • Sprinkled with helpful autobiographical insights and scientific evidence on how meditation affects the brain and body, this book will be of great value to anyone interested in relieving suffering and promoting happiness.

    RICHARD J. DAVIDSON, author with (Sharon Begley) of the New York Times Bestseller The Emotional Life of Your Brain

    RICHARD J. DAVIDSON, author with (Sharon Begley) of the New York Times Bestseller The Emotional Life of Your Brain

  • Through many years of study and practice, Lama Tsomo has developed a profound understanding of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She has a lively way of bringing this ancient wisdom to contemporary readers without sacrificing its depth.

    ANAM THUBTEN, author of No Self, No Problem, Tibetan lama

    ANAM THUBTEN, author of No Self, No Problem, Tibetan lama

  • With Lama Tsomo’s quick, sometimes edgy humor, and a good dose of her sweet grace, and genuine empathy, the learning process is really very joyous!

    ALLISON TROXEL, artist and student of Lama Tsomo

  • Lama Tsomo teaches with an open, nonjudging heart. Her personal stories, her humor, her well-chosen metaphors gently welcome those new to Buddhist insights. Whether you are ‘just’ curious about how the threatened, exiled Dalai Lama can live in joy...or you feel ready to apply the book’s careful, specific instruction in your own life, this book is perfect.

    FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ, author of Diet for a Small Planet and EcoMind

    FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ, author of Diet for a Small Planet and EcoMind

  • Beautifully rendered, full of Lama Tsomo’s inside-out understanding of the path.

    TARA BRACH, PH.D., author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

    TARA BRACH, PH.D., author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

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