Unconventional wisdom, affirmation, and advice from one of Tibetan Buddhism's most influential living teachers.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a master at explaining Buddhism's radical but
effective methods for transforming suffering into happiness, which have
been practiced and taught by Tibetans for a thousand years. It's a
challenging way to think - how can it be that the things that cause us
pain are actually blessings?
In Dear Lama Zopa, Rinpoche applies that challenge to
our everyday, real-life problems - from the littlest to the biggest.
Every year he receives thousands of letters from people around the
world asking for advice - on coping with everything from addiction,
grief, and depression, to war, terrorism, and death.
In his detailed and deeply caring responses to these letters,
reproduced here, Rinpoche shows again and again that the best method
for solving our problems is to radically change the way we perceive
them; that by emphasizing their inner causes we can even change the
resulting outer circumstances.
Even people familiar with notions like karma and reincarnation,
which imply that we are the creators of our own experiences, may find
the advice difficult. Yet uncountable thousands of people of all
backgrounds have put Rinpoche's loving guidance into practice and have
seen real and positive change in their lives.
Now, with Dear Lama Zopa, you can see for yourself.Dear Lama Zopa, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Wisdom Publications, Paperback, 2007, 206 Pages, $16.95