A few years ago I wrote The Adventures of Tashi, the Tibetan Cricket, a buddhist children’s book. My intent was to create three stories that wouldn’t just be another battle between good and evil, wrapped up in a great deal of fantasy. There is much more one can offer a child and it is possible to talk about the deep truths of life in simple words.
Thus Tachi – a funny and mischievous Tibetan cricket – came to life. It was illustrated by a Belgian young artist, Cécile Eyen, and Ringu Tulku Rinpoche was kind enough to write a Foreword. It was published in Portugal in 2006.
Thanks to several friends, the book was translated into French, English and German but those versions remained unpublished. Now, using Amazon’s direct publishing services, this Buddhist children’s book became available both in e-book and paperback formats.
I like stories, and I especially like stories that have meaning; stories that are strange, funny and eventful. When I pick up a book like that I can’t put it down until I reach the last page; and then I’m sorry it is finished. These stories not only have the capacity to hold my attention in this way but they also give some understanding of the Ancient Wisdom which has been preserved in Tibet for over one thousand years. I do appreciate the way the book has been illustrated, and hope and wish that the stories will educate and entertain many people, both young and old.
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Have you met Tashi, the Tibetan cricket who lives in Ditza’s garden? He is a funny little cricket from Tibet, who does meditation and sings a mantra, a magic formula that transforms things and people. His mantra is Om Mani Peme Hum Hri and Ditza calls it the many penny mantra. Tachi, Ditza and Stripes, the cat, are best friends and have many adventures.