The Lotus & The Rose

A Conversation Between Tibetan Buddhism & Mystical Christianity
By Reverend Matthew Fox, Lama Tsomo

What happens when a Tibetan Buddhist lama and a Christian clergyman sit down to talk? And not just any lama and clergyman, but a renegade Catholic priest silenced by the Church for his progressive and inclusive beliefs and an American-born secular Jew who once embraced Tibetan Buddhism as a student, and now is embraced as a teacher.

These conversations between Lama Tsomo and Matthew Fox over the past years explore the essential principles shared by their traditionsā€•and the differences that distinguish them. The Lotus & the Rose includes three public dialogues between Matthew and Lama Tsomo during weekend workshops at Stanford University, The Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, and The Jung Center in Houston. Also included is a more personal conversation with no audience except each other. And, finally, individual interviews with both of them, revealing more about their own lives and worldview. Also available to the reader are video excerpts from the presentations, conversations, and interviews.

Buddhists, Christians, followers of other spiritual traditionsā€•and perhaps no spiritual tradition at allā€•will be intrigued by the range of ideas, and impressed and enlightened by the knowledge and experience that Matthew and Lama Tsomo bring to their exchanges. In this perilously contentious world, all viewers will be heartened by the admiration, respect, humor, and warmth that flows between these two friends who celebrate their common ground and delight in their differences.

Purchase of the book includes free access to the videos using the information on page 16.

The Repository of Triumph Over Disease: The Liturgy of Pema Traktung, Book 2


This book contains the Pema Traktung ritual for applying the enlightened activity of vanquishing diseaseĀ as well as the short sadhana of Pema Traktung. It can be used as a supplementary phase of application practice for the primary Pema Traktung sadhanaĀ contained in Book 1,Ā or as a stand-alone practice. This is the text which is used in Namchak Khen Rinpocheā€™s annual Pema Traktung teachings.