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Lama Yeshe didn't see a car until he was 15 years old.  

In his quiet village, he and other children ran in fields with yaks and mastiffs. The rhythm of life was anchored by the pastoral cycles. Food was carefully apportioned and eaten together, everyone was family.  

The arrival of Chinese army cars one day in 1959 changed everything. 

In the wake of the deadly Tibetan Uprising, he escaped to India through the Himalayas to start over as a refugee. One of only 13 survivors out of 300 travellers, he spent the next few years in America, experiencing the excesses of the Woodstock generation before reforming in Europe.  

Now in his 70s and a leading monk at the Samye Ling monastery in Scotland - the first Buddhist centre in the West - Lama Yeshe casts a hopeful look back at his momentous life. From his learnings on self-compassion and discipline to his trials and tribulations with loss and failure, his poignant story mirrors our own struggles.  

Written with erudition and humour, From a Mountain in Tibet shines a light on how the most desperate of situations can help us to uncover vital life lessons and attain lasting peace and contentment.

©2020 Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Inspiring reading!

I really enjoyed learning about Buddhism through a personal story of the author. I found myself fully engaged in the story, searching for any available minute to listen to the book. It inspired me to go and find other books to learn more.

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Inspirational life story of overcoming adversity

What an amazing book, how a young mans life changed, eventually leading him to not only face, but utterly overcome his difficulties, going on to be a spiritual guide and leader who has benefitted millions o people as a result.

One day may we all be like Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche and fearlessly strive for the benefit of all beings ❤

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Brilliant

What an amazing story and fantastic teachings throughout. Lana Yeshe is a teacher who an engage with people from any walk of life.

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My Favourite read on Audible

Good narration. Such an engaging thought provoking book. Fascinating life full of adventure Just loved it.

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Truely Inspiration Story!

This book is full of lessons learned and a true inspiration for everyone in their daily life to find purpose and joy.
You don’t have to be a Buddhist to enjoy this book.

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Wonderful

A remarkably honest account of an extraordinary life. Full of wisdom and helpful insights into buddism and the history of Tibet. well narrated and enjoyable

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Amazing story as well as some inspiring words to help you on your own path.

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A very human story

Highly recommended. An honest recounting of an eventful life - shared for the purpose of helping others to work with our own minds towards a fulfilling life experience. Thank you.

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Heartfelt.. Beautiful

Real life.... Meaningful story.,,,,lots of wisdom in the lamas words..
Fantastic listen..... I highly recommend

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Truly inspiring

A beautiful story of how to transform a troubled mind. Great narrator. will listen again.

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  • MRS GABRIELLE M AYERST
  • 03-11-20

Extraordinary story of transformation

This true narrative from sinner to saint is remarkable. Thank you, as it resonates with my story but so completely different from Lama Yeshe Losai Rinpoche's; yet so similar in terms of the process of spiritual transformation through falling upward and needed suffering. This tells of the archetypal heroe's story who, in order to change and mature needs to separate from 'home' and all that is known and familiar on many different levels, and journey through many trials, temptations and struggles and learn from them in the conquering of the demons, dragons and wolves within ourselves, and learn to befriend and integrate them with the result of transformation and deep compassion for ourselves and everyone else and their struggles and trials. It is a story too of complete honesty and vulnerability.

Thank you Lama Yeshe Losai rinpoooche.
Revd Gabrielle Ayerst. Third Order Franciscan

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  • Steven
  • 25-12-20

Wonderful.

I found this story to be exactly what I needed and loved it. Thank you Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche for taking the time to write this book.

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