Inspired by the teachings of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, The Buddha Book is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the most important and well-known buddhist deities. The book presents their major characteristics, fuctions and histories in a clear and concise way and, along with prayers, meditations, and visualizations, it covers special rituals and blessings associated with each Buddha.
In the Buddhist tradition there are countless deities. These are embodiments of enlightened wisdom that also represent different aspects of the enlightened mind. Using a particular Buddha to meditate with or work with on a daily basis can act as a sacred map for the reader, leading us to experience the healing, compassion, and hope they can bring into our lives. Lillian Too is a longtime Buddhist and best-selling author. She lives in Kuala Lumpur, where she devotes time to her Buddhist practice; her daughter Jennifer; writing her books and running her own publishing company. She first met her Buddhist teacher, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, in 1997. This meeting sparked a remembrance of a past life shared with Rinpoche in Lawudo, a village in the Himalayan mountains. She is author of The Complete Illustrated Guide to Feng Shui and Mantras and Mudras, among others.