Ages 6-10. Paperback, 56 pages.
The "Now I Know" book series is based upon the teachings of Tibetan Buddhist Master Geshe Langri Thangpa, famous for his Eight Verses of Mind Training. This series offers different methods for finding happiness for ourselves and others. Each book in the series includes thought-provoking discussion questions and activities, as well as the original Langri Thangpa verse the story interprets and explores.
Author Sally Devorsine (Sky Laughter) lives in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains and has spent the last ten years teaching young Bhutanese, Tibetan and Nepalese monks the ways of the Western world. Her books are endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
In this book, Ryder learns to feel compassion for his crotchety, irascible and slightly scary neighbor by putting himself into his place so that he may understand why his neighbor behaves as he does. His kindness is rewarded by a new friendship.
"Sally Devorsine teaches English to the young reincarnation of a lama who was one of my own esteemed teachers, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. She was inspired by the verses of Langri Thangpa to create these colorful storybooks, initially to entertain her young student. Later, she realized that they might provide a way to introduce some of the longstanding values that we Tibetans hold dear to children elsewhere in the world today." — H.H. the Dalai Lama