A Profound Mind: Cultivating Wisdom in Everyday Life

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Hachette Australia, Oct 25, 2011 - Philosophy - 160 pages
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One of the greatest religious leaders of our age shows us how to use meditation to achieve enlightenment.

The Dalai Lama visited New York in 2003 and gave a series of lectures, culminating in a public talk in Central Park, which drew over a quarter of a million people. Based on these lectures, this new volume will provide practical instruction on how we can use meditation to realise the mind's phenomenal potential.

Leading the reader through the diverse schools of Buddhist philosophy, this book also shows us how to let go of our own strong ideas of self and how to find a little more happiness in life, for ourselves and for others.

For all the millions of followers of the Dalai Lama's writings, and for anyone yet to be introduced to his thinking, A Profound Mind is the perfect book to learn how to dedicate our positive activities to the benefit of all in order to build a better world.

Other titles by the Dalai Lama
The Art of Happiness
The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World
The Art of Happiness at Work
The Wisdom of Forgiveness

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This particular set of teachings from the Dalai Lama is a very clear and straightforward introduction to the more complex aspects of Buddhist thought and practice. Covering the major topics like the ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He has resided in exile in Dharamsala, India, since 1959 when chinese forces invaded Tibet. His tireless efforts on behalf of world peace and human rights have brought him international recognition, including the Nobel Prize in 1989. His Holiness is today universally acknowledged as one of the world's pre-eminent spiritual leaders.