The book originally written in English begins with an introductory chapter on the fascinating story of Shyalpa Rinpoches life journey from a Tibetan refugee camp to a global Buddhist leader. Although this book is mainly a compilation of oral teachings, the book implicitly examines the misguided priorities of Western society and the unhappiness it has produced, especially in light of the economic downturn. It also introduces the reader to the Buddhist path as a possible antidote for cyclical suffering, shares with the reader some of Shyalpa Rinpoches most insightful and unique teachings, illustrates scenes in which he interacts with his followers? From Wall Street tycoons to college professors to artists? and imparts practical advice on how to apply Buddhist teachings to everyday problems.