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by Dalai Lama,Geshe Thupten Jinpa

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Author:
Dalai Lama,Geshe Thupten Jinpa
ISBN13:
978-0861711000
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0861711009
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Wisdom Publications (March 3, 1995)
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Buddhism
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Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. In recognition of his tireless work for the nonviolent liberation of Tibet, the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989

Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He frequently describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. In recognition of his tireless work for the nonviolent liberation of Tibet, the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. In 2012, he relinquished political authority in his exile government and turned it over to democratically elected representatives.

The book covers an overview of general Mahayana Buddhism, the importance of an altruistic life for spiritual . This is the most concise, clear and simple exposition of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy I have read to date

The book covers an overview of general Mahayana Buddhism, the importance of an altruistic life for spiritual practice, and the tantric practices of the Vajrayana Buddhism of Tibet. Originally a series of lectures, the three each chapters each end with a set of questions from the audience and the Dalai Lama's answers. The book also includes a glossary of selected Buddhist terms as well as an excellent bibliography and index. This is the most concise, clear and simple exposition of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy I have read to date.

With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding an. .

With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice. As readers explore Tibetan Buddhism more fully than ever before, they will find in His Holiness a great friend and authority.

In his foreword to The World of Tibetan Buddhism, actor Richard Gere describes the Dalai Lama as.

In his foreword to The World of Tibetan Buddhism, actor Richard Gere describes the Dalai Lama as "universally respected as one of our greatest spiritual friends. The implied sentiment of equality and ease is appropriate for this manual by His Holiness, who here continues his loving attack on the West through publishing.

In this book, the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise and .

Given the title, I was expecting an overview on Tibetan Buddhism, perhaps something of a summary explaining how it differs from other forms of Buddhism. You know, the basics.

An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice. Narrated by: Gabra Zackman. Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins. Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini. Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins. Tibetans call their cherished tradition of Buddhism a "wish-fulfilling jewel tree" for its power to generate bliss and enlightenment within all who absorb its teachings.

geshe thupten jinpa has been the Dalai Lama’s principal translator on philosophy, religion, and science since 1986. During that time he has also earned advanced degrees with high honors from leading universities of both the Tibetan and Western traditions and published numerous works. Wisdom Publications, Boston ww. isdompubs. org Produced with Environmental Mindfulness. t h e w o r l d o f t i b e t a n b u d d h i s m the dalai lama. B uddhism, p hilosophy. The World of Tibetan Buddhism. an overview of its philosophy and practice.

In this book, the Dalai Lama asks us to be mindful and present in the moment and to be constantly vigilant in monitoring our attitudes, actions and motivations

An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice. Foreword by Richard Gere. With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice.

With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice." In this book, the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise and profound, accessible and engaging. As readers explore Tibetan Buddhism more fully than ever before, they will find in His Holiness a great friend and authority.
  • I chose to give this book five stars as it is truly an in-depth look into Tibetan Buddhism, taken entirely from the open and engaging words of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and citing back to traditional Buddhist texts throughout. I found the book to be very advanced in its phrasing, and so while perhaps not the best source for one who does not enjoy very technical reading, the book does come across as very direct and interesting, often using very precise language and examples. I would recommend this book to anyone with a sincere interest in Buddhism and the desire to comprehend its most complex subjects.

  • His Holiness never fails to present his message in a way that makes one want to read on.
    One does not have to be a follower of Buddhism to appreciate the message.

  • The best product I have ever seen teaching the basics of Tibetan Buddhism, written for easy reading and contemplation.

  • Who could go wrong when choosing a book written by His Holiness The Dalai Lama?

  • A very kind man

  • His Holiness' talks collected in this book offer a great introduction to the "World of Tibetan Buddhism", that is, the view from the Tibetan way of doing / being Buddhist. Of course, this way has commonalities with other ways, but His Holiness also highlights very simply, but nonetheless profoundly, the path of Buddhist Tantra, offering a good explanation of how Tantra works not only from the perspective of his Gelugpa tradition, but also from the Dzogchen / Nyingma traditions (from which His Holiness has also received teaching). One thing any reader must be aware of though, is His Holiness does try to give an overview of the Madhyamaka Prasangika philosophy of Emptiness in a few short pages. Although a good effort at summarizing a complicated and occasionally technical and jargon-filled subject, it does assume at least some basic idea of the Four Tenet Systems (Vaibhashika, Sautrantika, Cittamatra and Madhyamaka) and their basic propositions. All in all this makes for an excellent introduction to Tibetan Buddhism from one of the foremost Teachers of our day.

  • His Holiness explaination is very clear and concise. Gives good insight into very profound and difficult topics especially for a beginner like myself who could hardly call myself a Buddhist.

  • This is the most concise, clear and simple exposition of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy I have read to date. I would rate it with as many stars as the rating system has for excellence.