Tales My Lama Told Me

16 Jul

Well, its about time I blog about my new book, Tales My Lama Told Me. I enjoyed working on it although it took way too long to come out with this book. Can you believe that I started working on this book way before I even began writing There’s No Way But Up? The idea for this book came to me when I was transcribing Rinpoche’s teachings and I noticed how much I enjoyed all the little stories that Rinpoche told during the course of his teachings. Some stories were long and some were short. Some were traditional tales while others were recollections of his own experiences. In whatever length they were, I tried my level best to capture the mystique and magic of these stories….

Check out the exciting chapter headings… My favourite is of course the chapters 13 onwards as these are the stories directly from Rinpoche’s own experience.

Chapter 1 The Snobbish Saint

Chapter 2 The Celibate Monk

Chapter 3 The Dauntless One

Chapter 4 Spiritual Revolution

Chapter 5 Loden Sherab’s Gift

Chapter 6 The Miraculous Yogi

Chapter 7 A Man from Chatreng

Chapter 8 Practice of Patience

Chapter 9 Je Tsongkhapa

Chapter 10 Palden Zangpo’s Beads

Chapter 11 Miraculous Statues

Chapter 12 Shambala

Chapter 13 Childhood Buddhas

Chapter 14 These Hard Times

Chapter 15 A Glam Rock Dharma Story

Chapter 16 Endless Dharma Talks

Chapter 17 At the Feet of My Lama

Chapter 18 Runaway

Chapter 19 A Story of High Lamas

Chapter 20 Loud Mouth Lama

Chapter 21 Put to the Test



So, the book is available here :- http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tales-my-lama-told-me

I will also be giving a book reading on 29th July at Kechara House.

4 Responses to “Tales My Lama Told Me”

  1. EL July 16, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    Hi David, I bought this book yesterday at kechara paradise. I really enjoy it and read till 1am. Now just left a few chapters to finish. It’s very inspiring. I broke into tears when I read Chapter 14, these hard times when I knew how Rinpoche had suffered during his childhood. And laugh heartly when I came across the weird lady story in Chapter 16, endless dharma talk.
    I just want you to know that I truly enjoy this book and gain lots of knowledge (especially Chapter 9 Je Tsongkhapa and Chapter 12 Shambala) which are something new to me. And it really touches my heart when I read how sincere, persevere and commited Rinpoche and other great practitioners when comes to guru devotion, spiritual practices and how to benefit others.
    Thank you very much for your kind effort and hardwork for sharing this with us. Keep up the good work and wish you would come out with more books to inspire others. I am going to finish this book by tonite…….

  2. Pammie July 19, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Can’t wait to read the book! I should do it this weekend and explore all the beautiful stories that you wrote. I will let you know once I finish the book. Now I can’t wait for the other book to be published. I am very sure it will be fabulous as well! Keep it up David. Looking forward to more books from you.

  3. Wan Wai Meng July 26, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    I am enjoying the book so far, it is like reliving the talks that Rinpoche gave to us all these years. Rinpoche speaks about so much in one sitting sometimes it is not so easy to catch all he say, in fact so many jokes I have missed out if you dont catch it fast enough.

  4. Chandra July 28, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    David, put it for sale on amazon or book depository!

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