My Spiritual Journey

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Harper Collins, Oct 12, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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In this elegant self-portrait, the world’s most outspoken and influential spiritual leader recounts his epic and engaging life story. The Dalai Lama’s most accessible and intimate book, My Spiritual Journey is an excellent introduction to the larger-than-life leader of Tibetan Buddhism—perfect for anyone curious about Eastern religion, invested in the Free Tibet movement, or simply seeking a richer spiritual life. The Dalai Lama’s riveting, deeply insightful meditations on life will resonate strongly with readers of Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, or the His Holiness’s own The Art of Happiness and Ethics for the New Millennium.

 

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Here is another book I really wanted to like. Rather than the straightforward biography I was expecting, I found an almost sycophantic collection of quotes from the Dalai Lama’s speeches and ... Read full review

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Contents

My Three Commitments in Life
1
Am No One Special
7
Until My Last Breath I Will Practice Compassion
18
My Lives Without Beginning or End
31
My Childhood in Lhasa
46
My Reincarnation Lineage
55
As a Buddhist Monk
71
Temples of Kindness in Our Hearts
82
must not separate ethics from progress
129
Taking Care of the Earth
133
Our Planet Is One World
151
In 1959 the Dalai Lama Meets the World
163
My Children You Are the Future of Tibet
180
In the name of humanity I appeal to all the peoples
206
Tibet Sanctuary of Peace for the World
218
Place My Hope in the Human Heart
257

Transforming Our Minds
88
Transforming the World
103
Do Not Believe in Ideologies
109
My Dialogue with the Sciences
119
Winning Peace with the Dalai Lama
263
Bibliography
272
The Kalachakra Mandala
280
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His Holiness The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet and head of their government-in-exile. Since 1959, His Holiness has received over eighty-four awards and honorary doctorates, including the Nobel Peace Prize and the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his message of peace, nonviolence, interreligious understanding, and compassion.

Sofia Stril-Rever is a Sanskrit expert and an interpreter for the Dalai Lama. She received training from a traditional Indian pandit and a Tibetan lama in the monastery of Kirti (Dharamsala). She translated and published a collection titled Kalachakra Buddhist Scriptures and cofounded the website www.buddhaline.net.

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