By Thinley Norbu

ISBN-10: 1611802059

ISBN-13: 9781611802054

Personal recollections of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist grasp, starting from touching memoir to funny storytelling, from sharp cultural remark to deeply felt verse--illustrated with infrequent images in complete color.

     Illustrated with colour photographs released for the 1st time, this university of memories provides a unprecedented glimpse into the lifetime of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist instructor. the writer units a mystical temper as he describes his early years in "Snowland" (Tibet) as one in every of seven young ones of a well known Nyingma grasp. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's storytelling alternates earthy humor with poetic sensitivity and soft sensuality. Describing his travels in Asia, Europe, and the US, he provides thumbnail sketches of individuals and locations, in addition to sharp-sighted observation on Western cultural tendencies and Dharma scholars' optimistic and adverse traits. greater than simply an autobiography, this written delivering is an expression of Rinpoche's knowledge, compassion, and private awareness.

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I was left alone like a morning 35 star. Then one day, in the center of the Land of the Gods, I met my future wife’s sister, Happy Long-Life Dharma, a very talkative and good-humored person with a powerful mind. ” Following the ancient Snowland and Dragonland tradition in which old-style parents, wishing a meaningful life for their children, try to provide for them a life-long loving companion with complementary spiritual qualities, she gave me a present and a letter from my future father-in-law inviting me to come to Dragonland to meet my future wife.

Then one day, in the center of the Land of the Gods, I met my future wife’s sister, Happy Long-Life Dharma, a very talkative and good-humored person with a powerful mind. ” Following the ancient Snowland and Dragonland tradition in which old-style parents, wishing a meaningful life for their children, try to provide for them a life-long loving companion with complementary spiritual qualities, she gave me a present and a letter from my future father-in-law inviting me to come to Dragonland to meet my future wife.

Also, many of the people are followers of Buddhism, and at certain times, flowers are scattered everywhere as offerings to all Buddhas’ and Bodhisattvas’ images. After spending some time with my father, I finally left for the West. Some friends had invited me to Emerald Buddha Land, and I spent a few weeks there discussing practice in a simple way. They took me by boat to some sacred places with many lakes full of pink lotuses and white ducks. We went to see the famous Emerald Buddha, offered flowers, prostrated, prayed, and meditated together.

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