Cultivating Deep &
Book 3 in the Ancient Wisdom for Our Times series
About the Book
Deepening Wisdom, Deepening Connection is part of the Ancient Wisdom for Our Times Series, by meditation teacher and Namchak co-founder Lama Tsomo. Designed to bring Buddhist teachings, concepts, and ideas together in an accessible and engaging way, this book equips you with tangible practices for becoming more peaceful, compassionate, and a kind human being.
Book 3 of the series, Deepening Wisdom, Deepening Connection, unpacks Buddhist concepts including the Four Boundless Qualities or Immeasurables, and shares time-tested meditation practices for increasing these innate capacities.
Readers will learn about “near enemies,” such as pity, sentimentality, and indifference, all of which can seem similar but can hinder us from experiencing the true qualities of compassion, loving kindness, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. The true Four Immeasurables are avenues to feeling deep and vast connection with all. The deep and satisfying connection that you can feel from these practices can act as an antidote for loneliness, disease, and anxiety.
Deepening Wisdom, Deepening Connection can help widen your lens of the human experience, while sharing wisdom from one of the oldest lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. The practice methods presented are incredibly effective at helping us clear our lens to see the human experience more deeply and fully.
- Tibetan Buddhist meditations for cultivating Loving Kindness and Compassion, which leads us to joy, peace, and connection.
- Essential qualities for deepening on the spiritual path.
- Science and the impact of meditation on mind and body.
- Common obstacles for experiencing our truly boundless nature.
- Inspiring stories, anecdotes, and humor.
- Resources and practice cards to support follow-through.
Deepening Wisdom, Deepening Connection is equal parts practical instruction and inspirational guide for helping us cultivate qualities of Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity, and equally strong affection for all beings. In these times of divisiveness, confusion and angst, these ancient practices can act as a beacon for guiding us towards our true essence, a state of being that radiates loving connection.
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Continue on the Path
Deepening Wisdom, Deepening Connection is the third book in the Ancient Wisdom for Our Times series. This book is for anyone interested in learning tangible methods for cultivating more joy, fulfillment, and peace in their lives and relationships.
What People are Saying
In the most recent installment of Ancient Wisdom for Our Times, Lama Tsomo shares her experience with the deep practices of Tibetan Buddhism. She writes with clarity, humor, and with practical support to guide us to a better and more fulfilled life. It feels like being given a gift to read ‘Deepening Wisdom, Deepening Connection’ and an invitation to slow down to experience life
Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Change
Insightful and accessible – an essential guidebook on the path of liberation!
Tara Brach, Author of Trusting the Gold
“In today's divisive world, the ability to extend the boundaries of love and compassion beyond what we know requires courage and skill. In this book, Lama Tsomo brings us potent practices that help us cultivate what our minds and hearts know is true— allowing something beautiful to emerge from the challenge.”
Van Jones, CNN Host and Dream Corps Founder
“Lama Tsomo is someone who has a deep understanding of Tibetan Buddhist teachings through years of study and practice. In this wonderful book, she illuminates this ancient sacred wisdom in accessible and contemporary language. I have no doubt that her messages will bring light in the hearts and minds of many.”
Anam Thubten, Founder and Spiritual Advisor, Dharmata Foundation
About Lama Tsomo
Lama Tsomo is an American lama, author, and co-founder of the Namchak Foundation and Namchak Retreat Ranch. Born Linda Pritzker, Lama Tsomo followed a path of spiritual inquiry and study that ultimately led to her ordination as one of the few American lamas in Tibetan Buddhism.
Under the tutelage of Tulku Sangak Rinpoche, international holder of the Namchak lineage, Lama Tsomo has done extensive spiritual retreats in the U.S. and abroad, and is fluent in Tibetan. Today, she is dedicated to sharing the teachings of the Namchak lineage with Western students, bringing greater happiness and meaning to life through meditation practice, community, and retreat. She is especially passionate about reaching young people and supporting those working for positive social change. Her teaching has inspired American and international students, who appreciate her informal, and often humorous, style.