Lama Tsomo is author of the book "Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?: A Westerner's Introduction and Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Practice" and one of the first American women to be ordained as a Tibetan buddhist Lama, or spiritual teacher.

She was born Linda Pritzker, and is part of the family that built the Hyatt Hotel Chain. Her journey is one of two inheritances: The first financial--the second spiritual.

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