Blue Dolphin Publishing, (1992), 408 pages
Riding the Tiger is the inside story of the development of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. In his refreshingly unsentimental style, Lama Ole shows all aspects of the work. With breathtaking intensity, he highlights both healthy and unhealthy tendencies in the light of the Buddha’s ultimate aim: to bring about fully developed beings whose every activity blesses the world. The book describes the starting of the first 100 centers all over the world, with many intriguing cross cultural adventures and teachings along the way – from the spiritual hunger of the Russians to bandits in South America and travels in North America with Karmapa and Kalu Rinpoche.