From a Mountain In Tibet: A Monk's Journey Paperback by Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

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From a Mountain In Tibet: A Monk's Journey Paperback by Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Life (May 30 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0241988950
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9780241988954
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 191 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.85 x 1.6 x 19.69 cm

'Brilliant and riveting. This book shows us that freedom is a choice we can all make' Gelong Thubten, author of A Monk's Guide to Happiness

'A fascinating story of an incredible life, told with unflinching honesty' Dr John Sellars author of Lessons in Stoicism
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Lama Yeshe didn't see a car until he was fifteen years old. In his quiet village, he and other children ran through fields with yaks and mastiffs. The rhythm of life was anchored by the pastoral cycles.

The arrival of Chinese army cars in 1959 changed everything. In the wake of the deadly Tibetan Uprising, he escaped to India through the Himalayas as a refugee. One of only 13 survivors out of 300 travellers, he spent the next few years in America, experiencing the excesses of the Woodstock generation before reforming in Europe.

Now in his seventies and a leading monk at the Samye Ling monastery in Scotland - the first Buddhist centre in the West - Lama Yeshe casts a hopeful look back at his momentous life. From his learnings on self-compassion and discipline to his trials and tribulations with loss and failure, his poignant story mirrors our own struggles.

Written with erudition and humour, From a Mountain in Tibet shines a light on how the most desperate of situations can help us to uncover vital life lessons and attain lasting peace and contentment.


About Author

Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche is the Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre, which was established in Scotland in 1967. Lama Yeshe is also the Director of the internationally acclaimed Holy Island Project, and the much loved and respected Retreat and Meditation Master for a host of students from around the world.


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