Why is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?

A Western’s Introduction and Guide to the Tibetan Buddhist Practice

By Lama Tsomo

Smiling is a lovely, approachable guide for using the ancient traditions and practices of Tibetan Buddhism to find happiness and peace in this modern world. Well received and praised, the book was honored with several awards in 2016, including a National Indie Excellence Award and a silver medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

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Today’s world seems to be growing more and more stressful by the minute–for all of us. So now, as a teacher of Tibetan Buddhist practice and a 21st-century woman, Lama Tsomo offers us time-tested tools for getting underneath our everyday worries and making our lives richer and more fulfilling with the release of Smiling Reviews deem the book “a sympathetic, personalized text” (Foreword Reviews), and recommend it “to those who want to learn more about Buddhism, meditation, or just how to live a more peaceful lifestyle” (Readers’ Favorite).



Always Smiling eCourse

Taught by Lama Tsomo in her accessible and playful style, this eCourse is designed for people curious about meditation and its benefits. It makes an excellent companion for readers of Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling? Students will receive an introduction to Buddhist practice, gain access to meaningful self-reflective exercises, and be introduced to meditation techniques that have been used for thousands of years.

Each week, students receive an email from Lama Tsomo that includes a link to how-to meditation videos, short readings, and discussion questions.