Life Story of the Dalai Lama: a graphic novel

Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet Hardcover – December 13, 2016 by William Meyers (Author), Robert Thurman (Author), Michael G. Burbank (Author) Why the “life story” of the Dalai Lama? It is a story of one man taking on an empire, calling for truth, peace, and justice for his Tibetan people. Here, in full color for […]

Stars at Dawn by Wendy Garling

I was fortunate to meet Wendy Garling at Sera Mey monastery last year. We stayed at Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche’s khangtsen along with several other friends and enjoyed attending His Holiness’s teachings together. Her new book, Stars at Dawn: stories of the women in the Buddha’s life, was recently published by Shambhala Publications. Description (Shambhala) In […]

“Strangers Drowning” bodhisattvas in our midst?

Larissa MacFarquhar’s book, “Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help” is an uplifting, inspiring book. She traces the evolution of  societies’ attitudes towards altruism in Europe and America. To bring altruism to life, the book includes a collection of portraits of contemporary “do-gooders”. These amazing individuals include an Indian […]

Enlightened Buddhist Women

Susan Murcott’s book First Buddhist Women: poems and stories of awakening is a fascinating study of the earliest female renunciants. Murcott carefully sets the social context for understanding how courageous and unusual these women were given the norms of their times. It’s an inspiring and moving collection of stories about wives, courtesans, mothers and others […]

Autobiography of Geshe Lhundub Sopa Published

For all of you who are students of Geshe Sopa (founder of Deer Park Buddhist Center, Wisconsin), his new autobiography was released in November 2012 . It is available from Tenzin gave it to me as a Christmas gift, and I can’t wait to read it! 😀  

My Reincarnation a film by Jennifer Fox

OPENING DECEMBER 23 EXCLUSIVELY AT THE WEST END CINEMA MY REINCARNATION A film by Jennifer Fox Filmed over twenty years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox (FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN), MY REINCARNATION chronicles the epic story of the high Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and his western-born son, Yeshi. The film follows Namkhai Norbu’s rise […]