Readers who want to appreciate and understand the scope and depth of the Dalai Lama's wisdom must currently select from a variety of books. Now, A Lifetime of Wisdom brings together those writings that, taken together, constitute an essential account of the Dalai Lama's teaching legacy. A Lifetime of Wisdom includes accounts of the Dalai Lama's early days as a child plucked from obscurity to rule over Tibet, his struggles with the Chinese who invaded his country, and his tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace. Readers will come away with a comprehensive sense of the Dalai Lama's fundamental themes, from personal happiness to world peace.
-- A beautiful gift edition of the most essential writings by the Dalai Lama, encompassing all of his major themes -- happiness, basic goodness, truth, love, wisdom, and peace.
-- Offers the Dalai Lama's best work to readers who want to be happier, understand Buddhism, and learn about the Dalai Lama's life and adventures.
Lifetime of Wisdom, Dalai Lama & Clint Willis, Marlowe & Company, 2002, 368 Pages, $16.95
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.
|Introduction by Clint Willis
|from Freedom in Exile by the Dalai Lama
|Inside Out: The Dalai Lama, interview by Spalding Gray
|from Kindness, Clarity, and Insight by the Dalai Lama
|from Awakening the Mind, Lightening the Heart by the Dalai Lama
Meditations on the Ways of Impermanence by the Sevneth Dalai Lama
|from Stages of Meditations by the Dalai Lama
|from The Joy of Living and Dying in Peace by the Dalai Lama
|from Four Essential Buddhist Commentaries by the Dalai Lama
|from My Land and My People by the Dalai Lama
|from Seven Years in Tibet by Heirich Harrer
|from Buddha Heart, Buddha Mind: Living the Four Noble Truths by the Dalai Lama
|from A Flash of Lightning in the Dark: Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life by the Dalai Lama
|from Violence and Compassion by the Dalai Lama and Jean-Claude Carriere
|from In Exile from the Land of Snows by John Avedon
|Over Tea with the Dalai Lamaby Pico Iyer
from Ethics for the New Millenium by the Dalai Lama
|A Biographical Sketch of the Fourteen Dalai Lamas by Glenn Mullin
|About the Editor