“The essence of all spiritual life is your attitude to others.” —His Holiness the Dalai Lama
With clarity and candor, the Dalai Lama expounds on the core teachings of Buddhism. Fusing ancient wisdom with a modern sensibility, he gently encourages each of us to embrace lives of love and compassion; to embrace individual responsibility.
His pithy reflections encourage us to rid ourselves of preoccupation with the ephemera of daily life and to find refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.
Inspiring, provocative, and thoughtful, this slim volume will be read and treasured for years to come.
"So here we are with the great and deep, sweet and challenging, supporting and inspiring aphorisms of this wonderful person offering us his invaluable service, providing us with tools of key pithy insights he has gained from 8 decades of his broad and often difficult experience, and his vast and persistent studies of the thoughts of others in the Buddhist spiritual university tradition and of his own thinking patterns in the meditational university of his mind. They are so well arranged by the sensitive and learned editor, I welcome you to them in the fullest confidence that you will find these gems of advice enlightening to both head and heart." --from the foreword by Robert Thurman
Dalai Lama's Little Book of Buddhism, Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, Hampton Roads, Hardcover, 2015, 224 Pages, 4¼ x 5 inches, Paperback, $9.95
Tenzin Gyamtso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was born on July 6, 1935 in a small village called Takster in northeastern Tibet. At the age of two, His Holiness was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalaia Lama. He was enthroned at the age of five and assumed full political power in 1950. In 1959, His Holiness was forced into exile and has striven ever since for a peaceful solution to the the Sino-Tibetan crisis. He continually promotes his compassionate approach to life struggles, whether personal or global, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.