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Tales for Transforming Adversity

A Buddhist Lama's Advice for Life's Ups and Downs

Published by Wisdom Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

One of the world's most popular Tibetan lamas shares accessible advice for working with adversity and living a spiritual life.

Enjoy a variety of meditations on topics from flattery and jealousy to karma and compassion. In each brief chapter Khenpo Sodargye weaves in stories from ancient classics and modern headlines. Drawing on adages from the Buddha, Confucius, and even Mark Twain, he delivers simple and timeless insights about facing adversity and developing a good heart.

With this English-language edition, you can now join the tens of millions who have already benefitted from this ageless advice on money, relationships, mortality, and more.

Khenpo Sodargye was born in Tibet in 1962 in what is today the Sichuan province of China. He spent his early years herding yaks, and after attending Garze Normal School, he entered Larung Gar Buddhist Institute in Serthar, becoming a monk under the great Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche. He is now one of the leading scholars of that institute, the fastest-growing Buddhist monastery in China today. He has been especially effective at popularizing Tibetan Buddhism among Han Chinese students, with numerous bestselling books, and he regularly speaks at universities in Asia and the West.

“Khenpo Sodargye is an accomplished scholar, a renowned teacher, and an authentic upholder of the great Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok’s lineage of Ngagyur Nyingma and Dzogchen teachings. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.”

– Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

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