The Yeti and the Jolly Lama
by Lama Surya Das
Themes of compassion, friendship, and the calming power of meditation weave through this Tibetan legend of a gentle hermit and a hungry Yeti, adapted into a children's picture book by American Tibetan Buddhist teacher and bestselling author Lama Surya Das Gather around, children, and hear a tale from far-off Tibet, the fabled Land of Snows. Surely you have heard of it, the mountain home of the legendary Abominable Snowman. In this heartwarming story, a friendly old hermit faces a hairy, scary yeti. What happens next is the stuff of legends. Inspired by an authentic Tibetan teaching story, The Yeti and the Jolly Lama shows us how lovingkindness calms rage and friendship builds bridges. Told here by Lama Surya Das, this playfully illustrated tale encourages children ages 4–8 to meet what we're afraid of—around us and in ourselves—with curiosity, tolerance, generosity, and compassion.