Transforming the mind: teachings on generating compassion

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Thorsons, May 1, 2000 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 168 pages
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The Nobel Peace Prize-winning author of two books currently on the bestseller lists shares for the first time the main source of his own inspiration. In his commentary on one of the most profound spiritual texts in Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama shows readers how to transform difficult situations into opportunities for spiritual growth. (World Religions)

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Another addition to the growing list of titles by the Dalai Lama, this book is a transcription of three days of teachings in May 1999 in London. The focus is on The Eight Verses on Transforming the ... Read full review

Contents

Transforming through Altruism
43
The Eight Verses on Transforming the Mind
135
Recommended Reading
167
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The exiled 14th Dalai Lama was born on July 6, 1935 to a peasant family living in a former Tibetan village. He was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous spiritual leader of his nation at the age of two and enthroned on February 22, 1940. In 1959 he and 100,000 followers fled the country following a failed revolt against the Communist Chinese forces that had occupied Tibet for almost a decade. Since that time, the Dalai Lama has met with numerous world leaders and U. N. officials in a tireless effort to free his country and preserve the traditional Tibetan way of life. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and has been awarded honorary citizenships by many international cities and countries, as well as multiple honorary degrees and human rights awards. In 2007 the Dalai Lama received the United States Congressional Gold Medal. He has written many books and lectures around the world.

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