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Dalai Lama and Book creators
H.H. the Dalai Lama with the book creators, Eva Cirnu & Dominik Czartoryski (2nd and 3rd from the right) and friends. Oct 2017, India

The book is a result of the collaboration of a group of friends passionate about Tibet, art and meaningful education tools.

  • Concept: Eva Cirnu & Dominik Czartoryski
  • Illustrations: Eva Cirnu
  • Acknowledgements: Leyla Lardja, Dorit Dornier
  • Spanish translation: Xavier Vivas
  • German translation: Monica Exner & Otto Exner
  • French translation: Eva Cirnu

‘I have always enjoyed reading H.H. the Dalai Lama’s books and watching his interviews. In parallel, my fascination with the Tibetan culture has been fueled by collaborations with Tibet-related institutions, on a big range of projects, during the past ten years.

When my son was born I realized that I could not find, amongst all the children books available to us, any book that would convey the Dalai Lama’s beautiful, simple, warm-hearted words of wisdom that I so enjoy.

As a mother, I wanted my little boy to be able to come in contact with the Dalai Lama’s wisdom in a way that would be fun and easy for him to understand. I then thought of his cousins and little friends who might also enjoy such a book. So, together with my husband, Dominik Czartoryski, and an amazing group of friends, we set out to create this book, and H.H. the Dalai Lama kindly agreed to write its foreword. The book then got the support of several organizations and institutions, including the Tibetan government-in-exile, distributing it freely to libraries and schools around the world.

I hope that many children will enjoy our book and learn from it, for their benefit and that of all of us.’

Eva Cirnu

 

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