Yolmowa Tenzin Norbu — renowned as a tantric adept, teacher, author, and painter — was one of the most fascinating figures of seventeenth-century Tibet, a century of towering Buddhist masters. He is particularly famous for his autobiography.
Writing in a direct and candid style marked by profound insight and maverick humor, he explores the challenges of embodying the Buddha’s teachings.
He accompanied his autobiography with his own full-color illustrations. These extraordinary images are the only known example of a Tibetan visual autobiography.