Shows how to practise morality, how to practise meditation, and how to practise wisdom. This book presents the Dalai Lama's general teachings, his spirit, wisdom and sense of humour. It includes guidance on mental calm, altruism and compassion, refraining from harm, and focussing the mind.
Empathizes with those who are suffering, and demonstrates the tangible benefits of practising forgiveness and compassion. The author reveals many lessons he has learned, including how his collaborations with leading neuroscientists, psychologists, teachers and students from around the world have taught him how to educate the heart.
Shows how do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? This title reveals how to live a life brimming with joy. IT offers an opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final goodbye.
Argues that religion is not a necessity for pursuing a spiritual life. This modern-day polemic outlines those ethics that the Dalai Lama believes should be central to our lives.
A sequel to the best-selling
This work presents the Dalai Lama's prescription for the spiritual expansion of humankind. Addressing what he sees as the spiritual void in modern society, the Dalai Lama calls for the necessity of virtue and greater compassion. Guidance on the techniques of contemplation is also included.
Drawn from His Holiness the Dalai Lama's bestselling "The Art of Happiness", this guidebook contains simple advice on how to achieve long- lasting happiness in our everyday lives. Melding the knowledge of Buddhist meditations with modern western psychology, it offers words of inspiration.
Imagine having two minutes with the Dalai Lama offering you personal advice on how you could live your life better, overcome your problems, be more joyful and create a better world. This new book brings readers exactly that: short passages to offer enlightening advice, day by day.
Written by the world-renowned leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this is a practical, seven-step guidebook for developing your love for others and transforming each and every one of your relationships in life. It is filled with personal anecdotes from His Holiness's own experiences, as well as centuries-old wisdom.
Comprised of completely original material the Dalai Lama has described this as the most significant book he has yet written.
One of the greatest religious leaders of our age shows us how to transform difficult situations into opportunities for spiritual growth.
In 1999 His Holiness The Dalai Lama published the bestselling Ancient Wisdom: Modern World, which addressed the question of ethics for the new millennium. A decade later, His Holiness enters the contemporary debate about religion vs atheism, and returns to the theme of ethics with a major new work: Beyond Religion: ethics for a whole world.
In this thought-provoking new book he argues that religion is not a necessity for pursuing a spiritual life. Rather, focusing on tolerance and understanding between religions, as well as tolerance and understanding between believers (of any faith) and non-believers is the way forward. The way to achieve such an approach, he proposes, is through a system of secular ethics grounded in a deep appreciation of our common humanity. Aimed particularly at the general reader, Beyond Religion: ethics for a whole world is a modern-day polemic which outlines those ethics he believes should be central to our lives.
A timely and powerful book focusing on the importance of combining an economic system with moral values. Born out of a decade of discussion and collaboration between an international management consultant and the head of state and spiritual leader of Tibet, The Leader's Way is an inspiring manifesto for leading change which can have an impact at every level. To deal with the world's economic and environmental problems requires a different kind of leadership which see things as they really are and understands the interconnectedness between companies and countries and the world as a whole. The Leader's Way contains not only fascinating anecdotes from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, including his meetings with Mao, but also a timely and powerful focus on the importance of combining an economic system with moral values. 'As a study of Buddhism and its relevance to globalisation, it has a lot to say. It applies the concepts of Buddhism to business: decisionmaking using concepts such as 'the Right Way', interdependence and impermanence. To simplify, it's a Hippocratic, donoharm creed: companies should have integrity, leaders mindfulness, to act for the greatest good. Many readers will value it. There's much to learn.' Director 'Examines capitalism and Buddhism in a fascinating way; and adds a valuable dimension to the values and ethical standards that form the basis for responsible leadership in business.' Professor C.O. Herkströter, former CEO of Shell and Chairman of the Bord of ING
The Dalai Lama sees himself first and foremost as a human being, secondly as a monk and thirdly as the political leader of Tibet. This book tells the unknown stories from his childhood, his formation as a monk and his gradual development as a leader of his people. It shows how he brings a sense of goodness and conscience to political life.
The Dalai Lama advises us to gain familiarity with the process and practices of death so that when we are physically weak, our minds can still be focused in the right direction, and in the right manner.
Based on a fundamental Buddhist notion that love and insight work together to bring about enlightenment, like two wings of a bird. This book provides a perspective on the psychological problems of hurting ourselves through misguided, exaggerated notions of self, others, events and physical things.
A seven-step guidebook for developing love for others and transforming relationships draws on Tibetan techniques to help readers confront their own behaviors, develop positive attitudes, engage in kindness-based interactions with others, and become dedicated to a love-based way of living. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
Presents a road map to how we might end our experience of suffering and discover happiness. This title explains the three turnings of the wheel of dharma; the purpose and the means of generating the mind of enlightenment; and, the twelve links of dependent arising, among other things. It provides a glimpse into the core of Tibetan Buddhism.
Happily, we do not have to remain trapped by the past. This title reveals how life-enhancing Buddhist practices, as relevant today as they have ever been, can help us break free from the cycles of suffering that ensnare us. It encourages us to broaden our outlook and to adjust our personal values.
The Tibetan spiritual leader assesses the modern world's polarization along religious lines while outlining a hopeful vision of kinship among faiths that recognizes both commonalities and differences.