How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life

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Atria Books, Jan 8, 2002 - Religion - 240 pages
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As human beings, we possess one common desire: the need for happiness and a meaningful life. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us. Now, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, Nobel Prize winner, and bestselling author helps readers begin the path to enlightenment in a very special book -- an easy-access reference for daily practice as well as stunning illumination of the timeless wisdom of His Holiness.

How to Practice will guide you toward opening your heart, refraining from doing harm, maintaining mental tranquility, and more. Divided into a series of distinct steps that will lead spiritual seekers of all faiths toward enlightenment, this accessible book is a constant and daily companion in the quest to practice morality, meditation, and wisdom. The Dalai Lama shows us how to overcome our everyday obstacles, from feelings of anger and mistrust to jealousy, insecurity, and counterproductive thinking. Imbued with His Holiness' vivacious spirit and sense of playfulness, How to Practice offers the Dalai Lama's own sage and very practical insight into the human psyche and what binds us all together.

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Loved the readability of the first half. - Goodreads
more an overview of Buddhism than anything else. - Goodreads
Excellent content - ok writing - Goodreads
This book is a good introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. - Goodreads
It was an interesting introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. - Goodreads
great purpose, but hard to read all at once. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Todd - Goodreads

I have always been fascinated by religions and spirituality. I find it interesting why one person chooses Mormonism, another Judaism and so on. This book gives a wonderful overview of Buddhism and the ... Read full review

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This book has given me the skills I use to live happily and in peace. Read full review

About the author (2002)

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born in 1935 to a peasant family in northeastern Tibet and was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. The world's foremost Buddhist leader, he travels extensively, speaking eloquently in favor of ecumenical understanding, kindness and compassion, respect for the environment, and, above all, world peace.

Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D., served for a decade as the interpreter for the Dalai Lama. A Buddhist scholar and the author of more than thirty-five books and translations, he is emeritus professor of Tibetan and Buddhist studies at the University of Virginia, where he founded the largest academic program of Tibetan Buddhist studies in the West.

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