The Magical Life of the Lotus-Born
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Book: The Magical Life of the Lotus-Born

After a long wait, The Magical Life of the (2023) from , written by Sherab Chödzin Kohn and illustrated by Thinley Dorji, a traditionally trained Paro-based painter, is one of the first English-language books to tell the story of , the “siddha prime” of whose influence in the is unparalleled.

Aimed at children aged 8–12, this storybook will also captivate schoolteachers, parents, and caregivers.

This book may be intended for children, but it is backed by a renowned team. Sherab Chödzin Kohn was instructed by , who taught and for over thirty years.

He edited multiple books of his teacher and co-edited the bestselling anthology The and His .

Additionally, he translated various , including the acclaimed version of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha.

The Magical Life of -Born also contains an afterword written by Bhutanese Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.


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