Explore a fresh telling of the inspiring, mysterious, and magical life of the great master Padmasambhava—the Lotus-Born—who planted the seed of Buddhism in Tibet that is still blossoming today, beautifully illustrated for kids ages 8–12.
The Lotus-Born is one of the most iconic and important figures in Tibetan history. Here, his magical life story is outlined in colorful and captivating detail, offering young readers a rare glimpse into his adventures that transformed Tibet, a land of malevolent spirits and wild folk, into a fertile ground for Buddhism. The rich and vibrant spiritual tradition that resulted in Tibet has thrived for over one thousand years. This timeless tale is sure to capture the imagination of future generations, just as the oral, theatrical, and written accounts of it have in the Himalayas for centuries.
About the Author
SHERAB CHÖDZIN KOHN taught Buddhism and meditation for more than thirty years, and he edited a number of the books of his teacher, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa. Coeditor of the bestselling anthology The Buddha and His Teachings, he also published numerous translations, including an acclaimed version of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha.
THINLEY DORJI is a traditionally trained thangka painter based in Paro, Bhutan, who specializes in Buddhist temple art. His stunning work can be found in many hotels and temples throughout Bhutan.