My First Five Tastes Of Tibetan Buddhism:
What makes us happy? What makes us unhappy? Do we know? When it comes right down to it, in life, what really matters?
In this fascinating five poem cycle in seven languages, Manuel Gomez, explores these perennial questions of the human condition. His poems glow in a language of simplicity and directness searching for answers in Tibetan spirituality, expressing our longing for harmony, and a yearning to experience, the wisdom of emptiness, and the ecstasy of transcendence.
Today, our contemporary minds are in a turmoil living through a historical moment of reckoning and transition. The Wheel of Time is turning. We are becoming strangers to each other. We are living in a multi-dimensional global crisis which includes the economy, education, climate change, social justice, and public health. New revelations, insights, and experiences reflected in these poems carry the power to awaken our minds to see the world anew, even if for just one brief moment. His poems are like sparks capable of lighting a luminous fire in your imagination. Our world could do well with just a little bit more compassion.
Have a taste in seven translations!