Dalai Lama

1 The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition

Author : Dalai Lama
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Religion & Spirituality  Buddhism  Spirituality 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2009-10-01
Description :  <b>An updated edition of a beloved classic—a perfect gift for graduates—the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler. Don't miss the Dalai Lama's newest, <i>The Book of Joy, </i>named one of Oprah's Favorite Things.&#xa0;</b><br /><br /> Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can't help feeling happier.<br /><br /> If you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand.&#xa0;<i>The Art of Happiness</i> is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology.<br /><br /> Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Howard Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, <i>The Art of Happiness</i> is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings. After being in print for ten years, this book has touched countless lives and uplifted spirits around the world.

2 The Book of Joy

Author : Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu & Douglas Carlton Abrams
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2016-09-20
Description :  <b>An instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller<br /><br />Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br />Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.<br /><br />In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?<br /><br />They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.<br /><br />This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.<br /><br />We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.<br /><br />The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.

3 The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Author : Gyurme Dorje, Graham Coleman, Thupten Jinpa & Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2006-01-19
Description :  One of the greatest works created by any culture and overwhelmingly the most significant of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, <b>The Tibetan Book of the Dead</b> has had a number of distinguished translations, but none encompassed the work in its entirety. Now, in one of the year's most important publishing events, the entire text has not only been made available in English but in a translation of quite remarkable clarity and beauty. <br />With an introductory commentary by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, who calls this translation "an extraordinary accomplishment undertaken with great care over many years" this complete edition faithfully presents the insights and intentions of the original work. It includes one of the most detailed and compelling descriptions of the after-death state in world literature, exquisitely written practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement. Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters, including HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and learned scholars such as Khamtrul Rinpoche and Zenkar Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, "I hope that the profound insights contained in this work will be a source of inspiration and support to many interested people around the world."

4 The Universe in a Single Atom

Author : Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Health, Mind & Body  Health & Fitness 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2005-09-13
Description :  Gallileo, Copernicus, Newton, Niels Bohr, Einstein. Their insights shook our perception of who we are and where we stand in the world and in their wake have left an uneasy co-existence: science vs. religion, faith vs. empirical enquiry. Which is the keeper of truth? Which is the true path to understanding reality?<br /><br />After forty years of study with some of the greatest scientific minds as well as a lifetime of meditative, spiritual and philosophical study, the Dalai Lama presents a brilliant analysis of why both disciplines must be pursued in order to arrive at a complete picture of the truth. Science shows us ways of interpreting the physical world, while spirituality helps us cope with reality. But the extreme of either is impoverishing. The belief that all is reducible to matter and energy leaves out a huge range of human experience: emotions, yearnings, compassion, culture. At the same time, holding unexamined spiritual beliefs–beliefs that are contradicted by evidence, logic, and experience–can lock us into fundamentalist cages. <br /><br />Through an examination of Darwinism and karma, quantum mechanics and philosophical insight into the nature of reality, neurobiology and the study of consciousness, the Dalai Lama draws significant parallels between contemplative and scientific examination of reality. “I believe that spirituality and science are complementary but different investigative approaches with the same goal of seeking the truth,” His Holiness writes. “In this, there is much each may learn from the other, and together they may contribute to expanding the horizon of human knowledge and wisdom.”<br /><br />This breathtakingly personal examination is a tribute to the Dalai Lama’s teachers–both of science and spirituality. The legacy of this book is a vision of the world in which our different approaches to understanding ourselves, our universe and one another can be brought together in the service of humanity.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

5 The Essence of Happiness

Author : Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2010-11-04
Description :  <b>The essence of the iconic book <i>The Art of Happiness</i> distilled into a beautiful new format.&#xa0;<b>Don't miss the Dalai Lama's newest,&#xa0;<b>&#xa0;<i>The Book of Joy,&#xa0;</i>named one of Oprah's Favorite Things.&#xa0;</b></b></b><br /><br /> The Dalai Lama inspired millions around the world with his wisdom and compassion in <i>The Art of Happiness</i>. Now, in <i>The Essence of Happiness,</i> moving insights from His Holiness are gathered in an elegantly designed keepsake book that makes for a handy and accessible medium for that wisdom. <br /><br /> Offering sage advice on defeating day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, and other emotions that get in the way of true happiness, the pages of <i>The Essence of Happiness</i> contain transforming reflections on how to overcome suffering and obstacles to create a fulfilled, joyous life. <br /><br /> With its new package, ideal for taking anywhere, <i>The Essence of Happiness</i> is poised to become the handbook for living.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

6 Emotional Awareness

Author : Dalai Lama & Paul Ekman, Ph.D.
Genre :  Psychology  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Religion & Spirituality  Buddhism 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2008-09-16
Description :  <b>Two leading thinkers engage in a landmark conversation about human emotions and the pursuit of psychological fulfillment</b><br /><br />At their first meeting, a remarkable bond was sparked between His Holiness the Dalai Lama, one of the world's most revered spiritual leaders, and the psychologist Paul Ekman, whose groundbreaking work helped to define the science of emotions. Now these two luminaries share their thinking about science and spirituality, the bonds between East and West, and the nature and quality of our emotional lives.<br /><br />In this unparalleled series of conversations, the Dalai Lama and Ekman prod and push toward answers to the central questions of emotional experience. What are the sources of hate and compassion? Should a person extend her compassion to a torturer—and would that even be biologically possible? What does science reveal about the benefits of Buddhist meditation, and can Buddhism improve through engagement with the scientific method? As they come to grips with these issues, they invite us to join them in an unfiltered view of two great traditions and two great minds.<br /><br />Accompanied by commentaries on the findings of emotion research and the teachings of Buddhism, their interplay—amusing, challenging, eye-opening, and moving—guides us on a transformative journey in the understanding of emotions.

7 Ethics for the New Millennium

Author : Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1999-08-02
Description :  <b>Don't miss His Holiness the Dalai Lama's classic book, <i>The Art of Happiness,</i> or his newest, <b><i>The Book of Joy,&#xa0;</i>named one of Oprah's Favorite Things.&#xa0;</b></b><i><br /></i><br />In a difficult, uncertain time, it takes a person of great courage, such as the Dalai Lama, to give us hope. Regardless of the violence and cynicism we see on television and read about in the news, there is an argument to be made for basic human goodness. The number of people who spend their lives engaged in violence and dishonesty is tiny compared to the vast majority who would wish others only well. According to the Dalai Lama, our survival has depended and will continue to depend on our basic goodness. <i>Ethics for the New Millennium </i>presents a moral system based on universal rather than religious principles. Its ultimate goal is happiness for every individual, irrespective of religious beliefs. Though he&#xa0;himself a practicing Buddhist, the Dalai Lama's teachings and the moral compass that guides him can lead each and every one of us—Muslim, Christian, Jew, Buddhist, or atheist—to a happier, more fulfilling life.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

8 Buddhism

Author : Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-11-18
Description :  Explore the common ground underlying the diverse expressions of the Buddha's teachings with two of Tibetan Buddhism's bestselling authors.<br /><br />Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats. To an outside viewer, it might be hard to see what they all have in common. In<i> Buddhism</i>, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and American Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron map out with clarity the convergences and the divergences between the two major strains of Buddhism--the Sanskrit traditions of Tibet and East Asia and the Pali traditions of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. Especially deep consideration is given to the foundational Indian traditions and their respective treatment of such central tenets as the four noble truths the practice of meditation the meaning of nirvana enlightenment. The authors seek harmony and greater understanding among Buddhist traditions worldwide, illuminating the rich benefits of respectful dialogue and the many ways that Buddhists of all stripes share a common heritage and common goals.

9 A Force for Good

Author : Daniel Goleman & Dalai Lama
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2015-06-23
Description :  For more than half a century, in such books as <i>The Art of Happiness </i>and<i> The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace,</i> the Dalai Lama has guided us along the path to compassion and taught us how to improve our inner lives. In <i>A Force for Good,</i> with the help of his longtime friend Daniel Goleman, the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Emotional Intelligence, </i>the Dalai Lama explains how to turn our compassionate energy outward. This revelatory and inspiring work provides a singular vision for transforming the world in practical and positive ways.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Much more than just the most prominent exponent of Tibetan Buddhism, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is also a futurist who possesses a profound understanding of current events and a remarkable canniness for modern social issues. When he takes the stage worldwide, people listen. <i>A Force for Good</i> combines the central concepts of the Dalai Lama, empirical evidence that supports them, and true stories of people who are putting his ideas into action—showing how harnessing positive energies and directing them outward has lasting and meaningful effects. Goleman details the science of compassion and how this singular guiding motivation has the power to<br /> &#xa0;<br /> • break such destructive social forces as corruption, collusion, and bias<br /> • heal the planet by refocusing our concerns toward our impact on the systems that support all life<br /> • reverse the tendency toward systemic inequity through transparency and accountability<br /> • replace violence with dialogue<br /> • counter us-and-them thinking by recognizing human oneness<br /> • create new economic systems that work for everyone, not just the powerful and rich<br /> • design schooling that teaches empathy, self-mastery, and ethics<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Millions of people have turned to the Dalai Lama for his unparalleled insight into living happier, more purposeful lives. Now, when the world needs his guidance more than ever, he shows how every compassion-driven human act—no matter how small—is integral for a more peaceful, harmonious world, building a force for a better future.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Revelatory, motivating, and highly persuasive, <i>A Force for Good</i> is arguably the most important work from one of the world’s most influential spiritual and political figures.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>A Force for Good</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “<i>A Force for Good</i> offers ideas that every individual can work with and build on, ranging from things that help the environment to things that help the less fortunate. [It’s] a long-range, global plan from a brilliant futuristic thinker, so this is a book that can be of value to any human living on Earth. When you’re ready for a jolt of optimism, pick up this book.”<b>—<i>Pop Culture Nerd</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Far from being a self-help book, this examines specific ideas espoused by the Dalai Lama, such as emotional hygiene, compassionate economy, and education of the heart that can make the world a better place. An optimistic and thoughtful primer with practical applications.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

10 In the Buddha's Words

Author : Bodhi & Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2005-08-10
Description :  This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, <i>In the Buddha's Words</i> reveals the full scope of the Buddha's discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight. A concise, informative introduction precedes each chapter, guiding the reader toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow.<br /><br /><i>In the Buddha's Words</i> allows even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to grasp the significance of the Buddha's contributions to our world heritage. Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever-vital path. Students and seekers alike will find this systematic presentation indispensable.

11 The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World

Author : Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler, M.D.
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Religion & Spirituality  Buddhism 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2009-10-06
Description :  Blending common sense and modern psychiatry, <i>The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World</i> applies Buddhist tradition to twenty-first-century struggles in a relevant way. The result is a wise approach to dealing with human problems that is both optimistic and realistic, even in the most challenging times.<br /><br />How can we expect to find happiness and meaning in our lives when the modern world seems such an unhappy place? <br /><br />His Holiness the Dalai Lama has suffered enormously throughout his life, yet he always seems to be smiling and serene. How does he do it? In <i>The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World</i>, Dr. Cutler walks readers through the Dalai Lama's philosophy on how to achieve peace of mind and come to terms with life's inherent suffering. Together, the two examine the roots of many of the problems facing the world and show us how we can approach these calamities in a way that alleviates suffering, and helps us along in our personal quests to be happy. Through stories, meditations, and in-depth conversations, the Dalai Lama teaches readers to identify the cultural influences and ways of thinking that lead to personal unhappiness, making sense of the hardships we face personally, as well as the afflictions suffered by others.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

12 My Land and My People

Author : Dalai Lama
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Nonfiction  Philosophy  Religion & Spirituality  Buddhism 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2008-12-14
Description :  <b>Schooled behind ancient palace walls to become the leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama has become a spiritual leader to the world and a leading civil rights advocate. <i>My Land and My People</i> tells the story of his life.</b><br /><br />In the Himalayan City of Lhasa, the four-year-old son of a humble farmer sat on a huge, gilded throne. His childhood would be unimaginable in both its isolation and a people's adoration. His destiny would be one of immense tragedy and the awesome transformation of a man.<br /><br />Written by the Dalai Lama as a young man in exile, this dignified testament re-creates the miraculous search that identified him as the reincarnated leader of his country. It paints a rare intimate portrait of Tibetan Buddhism-a way of life that would end with a terrifying foreign invasion surpassing sanity and reason. And it reveals the evolution of a man from a gentle monk to a world leader-one struggling to this day to free his country... one able to touch our hearts with the goodness that makes him on of the most beloved men of our time.<br /><br />He was once a small boy was chosen to rule the most mysterious land on Earth. Now the Dalai Lama tells his, and his country's, poignant story.

13 The Path to Tranquility

Author : Dalai Lama & Renuka Singh
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1999-11-01
Description :  The Dalai Lama serves as a living symbol of holiness and selfless triumph over tribulation for people of all religious traditions-as well as those with no religious affiliation at all. This collection of daily quotations drawn from His Holiness's own writings, teachings, and interviews offers words of guidance, compassion, and peace that are as down to earth as they are rich in spirit. Suffused with endearing informality, warmth, and practicality, they cover almost every aspect of human life, secular and religious--from loneliness, suffering, anger, and everyday insecurities to happiness, intimacy, and responsibility to others. With a special foreword by His Holiness on the power of meditation and personal responsibility, <i>The Path to Tranquility</i> is a fresh and accessible spiritual treasure to return to day after day, year after year.

14 The Wisdom of Forgiveness

Author : Dalai Lama & Victor Chan
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality  Religion & Spirituality  Buddhism 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2004-08-03
Description :  <b>The extraordinary documentation of the evolving friendship between the Dalai Lama and the man who followed him across Ireland and Eastern Europe, on a pilgrimage to India's holy sites, and through the Dalai Lama's near fatal illness.</b>&#xa0;<b><br /></b><br />On this remarkable journey Victor Chan was awarded an insight into His Holiness-his life, his fears, his faith, his compassion, his day-to-day practice-that no one has reported before. We've heard the public voice of His Holiness--now we are invited to listen in on his personal explorations, and to take instruction on the Tibetan art of living.

15 An Appeal to the World

Author : Dalai Lama & Franz Alt
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-11-07
Description :  #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • FEATURES EXCLUSIVE NEW MATERIAL ON THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY&#xa0;<br /><br />"Makes the case for unity in a world rife with divisions." —New York Times Book Review<br /><br />In this brief yet profound address to global humanity, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet reveals that we all hold the seeds of world peace within us: “I see with ever greater clarity that our spiritual well-being depends,” the Nobel Peace Prize winner writes, “on our innate human nature, our natural affinity for goodness, compassion, and caring for others.”<br /><br />Already a major international bestseller, An Appeal to the World, the new book by one of the most revered spiritual leaders of our time, outlines both the inward and outward paths to peace, addressing a wide range of contemporary topics—from the rise of nationalism, Trump presidency, refugee crisis,&#xa0;climate catastrophes, and materialism to meditation, universal ethics, and even neuroscience. Here is a small book that can truly change the world.

16 El arte de la felicidad

Author : Dalai Lama
Genre :  Spirituality  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2014-11-24
Description :  A menudo los sentimientos simples son los más difíciles de expresar, y necesitamos una voz sabia que nos guíe para co­nocernos mejor y ejercer esa compasión afectuosa que nos une a los demás.<br />En El arte de la felicidad es el Dalai Lama quien nos habla, y de él recibimos el mensaje sereno de un hombre que ha con­quistado la paz interior y sabe que la felicidad no es un don, sino un arte que exige voluntad y práctica.<br />Lejos de las grandes teorías y muy cerca de las preocupa­ciones cotidianas de cada cual, de nuestros miedos y nues­tros deseos, el maestro se ha servido de la ayuda de un psi­quiatra occidental para entregamos unas palabras que nos orienten en la vida diaria.<br />Sólo así seremos capaces de convertir el deber de vivir en el placer de sentimos vivos en un mundo donde casi todo es posible, incluso la felicidad.

17 The Path of Tibetan Buddhism

Author : Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-09-01
Description :  A remarkable and rare overview of the key aspects of Tibetan Buddhism provided by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Path of Tibetan Buddhism presents a clear and straightforward road map, to how we might end our experience of suffering and discover happiness, drawn by the most celebrated spiritual master of Buddhism - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. In this insightful volume, not only does he describe what religion can contribute to mankind, but also accentuates the significance of truly practicing religion and understanding what it is that mankind really needs. Familiar for his ever-smiling face and his message of love, compassion and peace, he explains the three turnings of the wheel of dharma; the purpose and the means of generating the mind of enlightenment; and the twelve links of dependent arising, among other things. 'The three principal aspects of the path' and 'the stages of the path to enlightenment' based on Je Tsongkhapa's (the famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism) own experience and realization have also been beautifully described by the Dalai Lama in great detail. Here's an easily accessible and illuminating glimpse into the core of Tibetan Buddhism.

18 Meditations on Living, Dying, and Loss

Author : Graham Coleman, Dalai Lama, Gyurme Dorje & Thupten Jinpa
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2009-11-25
Description :  <b>A distillation of the acclaimed English translation of a revered Tibetan classic</b><br /><br />The Tibetan Book of the Dead is the most significant of all Tibetan Buddhist writings in the West and one of the most inspirational and compelling texts in world literature.<br /><br /> In <i>Meditations on Living, Dying and Loss</i>, Graham Coleman, the editor of Viking?s acclaimed unabridged translation of <i>The Tibetan Book of the Dead</i>, collects the most beautifully written passages, ones that draw out the central perspectives most relevant to modern experience: What is death? How can we help those who are dying? And how can we come to terms with bereavement? New to this edition are Coleman?s introduction and his brilliant and incisive essays, which preface each chapter and provide the seeker entrée to these ancient insights. With introductory commentary by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a highly praised translation by Gyurme Dorje, this succinct but authoritative volume will convey the profundity of the original to those hungry for a better understanding of this life and the next.

19 La meditación paso a paso

Author : Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-12-22
Description :  <b>El Dalai Lama nos ofrece en estas páginas un brillante análisis de <i>Las etapas de la meditación</i>, uno de los libros más venerados en el Tíbet.</b><br /><br /><b>La reconciliación con el espíritu</b><br /> <br />Su Santidad el Dalai Lama nos ofrece en estas páginas un comentario brillante de uno de los libros de meditación más venerados en el Tíbet: <i>Las etapas de la meditación</i>, un manual escrito por el maestro Kamalashila a principios del siglo IX. El maestro nos ayudará a cultivar la calma mental hasta llegar al despertar definitivo de la conciencia, al contacto íntimo con el ser.<br /><br />Artífices pero también esclavos de una época que nos reclama cada vez más rapidez y eficacia, todos volveremos a encontrar en <i>La meditación paso a paso</i> ese sosiego tan deseado que nos reconcilia con la parte más honda de nuestro espíritu.

20 The Good Heart

Author : Dalai Lama, Laurence Freeman, Thupten Jinpa & Robert Kiely
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books  Buddhism 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2005-06-10
Description :  In this landmark book of interfaith dialogue, the Dalai Lama provides an extraordinary Buddhist perspective on the teachings of Jesus, commenting on well-known passages from the four Christian Gospels including the Sermon on the Mount, the parable of the mustard seed, the Resurrection, and others. Drawing parallels between Jesus and the Buddha--and the rich traditions from which they hail--His Holiness delivers a profound affirmation of the sacred in all religions. Readers will be inspired by the Dalai Lama's discussion of the endless merits of each tradition and uplifted by the common humanity between them.

21 Toward a True Kinship of Faiths

Author : Dalai Lama
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books  Buddhism 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-05-11
Description :  ‌No country, no culture, no person today is untouched by what happens in the rest of the world.&#xa0; Technological innovation, environmental degradation, economic gain &amp; loss, nuclear weapons, instant communication have all created unprecedented familiarity among the world’s many cultures. With this historic development, the Dalai Lama understands that the essential task of humanity in the 21st Century is to cultivate peaceful coexistence.&#xa0; <br />&#xa0;<br />Many believe in the inevitability of an escalating “clash of civilizations”.&#xa0; Peaceful coexistence has long been problematic with religion, and while previous conflicts over religious differences may have been significant and regrettable, they did not threaten the very survival of humanity. Now, when extremists can persuade followers with the immense emotional power of faith and have access to powerful technological resources, a single spark could ignite a powder keg of frightening proportions. <br />&#xa0;<br />Yet the Dalai Lama shows how the challenges of globalization can also move us in another direction, to a deeper plane where nations, cultures, and individuals connect through their shared human nature.&#xa0; All major religions confront the same perennial questions; each have distinct forms of expression. But this marvelous diversity of insight has the potential for inspiring dialogue which can enrich everyone’s pursuit of wisdom.&#xa0; All faith traditions turn to compassion as a guiding principle for living a good life. It is the task of all people with an aspiration to spiritual perfection to affirm the fundamental value of the compassion. In this way we can truly develop a deep recognition of the value of other faiths, and on that basis, we can cultivate genuine respect.<br />&#xa0;<br />In <i>Toward a True Kinship of Faiths</i>, the Dalai Lama also explores where differences between religions can be genuinely appreciated without serving as a source of conflict. The establishment of genuine harmony is <i>not</i> dependent upon accepting that all religions are fundamentally the same or that they lead to the same place.&#xa0; Many fear that recognizing the value of another faith is incompatible with having devotion to the truth of one’s own.&#xa0; Nevertheless, the Dalai Lama profoundly shows how a sincere believer can, with integrity, be a pluralist in relation to other religions without compromising commitment to the essence of the doctrinal teachings of their own faith.<br />&#xa0;<br />An issue of central importance for the Dalai Lama personally and for the entire world in general, <i>Toward a True Kinship of Faiths</i> offers a hopeful yet realistic look at how humanity must step into the future.&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

22 The Heart of the World

Author : Ian Baker & Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Travel & Adventure  Essays & Memoirs  Asia 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2004-11-04
Description :  The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in <i>beyul</i>, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible the <i>beyul</i>, the vaster its reputed qualities. Ancient Tibetan prophecies declare that the greatest of all hidden lands lies at the heart of the forbidding Tsangpo Gorge, deep in the Himalayas and veiled by a colossal waterfall. Nineteenth-century accounts of this fabled waterfall inspired a series of ill-fated European expeditions that ended prematurely in 1925 when the intrepid British plant collector Frank Kingdon-Ward penetrated all but a five-mile section of the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge and declared that the falls were no more than a “religious myth” and a “romance of geography.”<br /><br />The heart of the Tsangpo Gorge remained a blank spot on the map of world exploration until world-class climber and Buddhist scholar Ian Baker delved into the legends. Whatever cryptic Tibetan scrolls or past explorers had said about the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge, Baker determined, could be verified only by exploring the uncharted five-mile gap. After several years of encountering sheer cliffs, maelstroms of impassable white water, and dense leech-infested jungles, on the last of a series of extraordinary expeditions, Baker and his National Geographic–sponsored team reached the depths of the Tsangpo Gorge. They made news worldwide by finding there a 108-foot-high waterfall, the legendary grail of Western explorers and Tibetan seekers alike.<br /><br /><b><i>The Heart of the World</i></b> is one of the most captivating stories of exploration and discovery in recent memory—an extraordinary journey to one of the wildest and most inaccessible places on earth and a pilgrimage to the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist faith.

23 The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Buddhism

Author : Dalai Lama & Robert A. F. Thurman
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-06-01
Description :  <i>“The essence of all spiritual life is your attitude to others.” —</i>His Holiness the Dalai Lama<br /> &#xa0;<br /> With clarity and candor, the Dalai Lama expounds on the core teachings of Buddhism. Fusing ancient wisdom with a modern sensibility, he gently encourages each of us to embrace lives of love and compassion; to embrace individual responsibility.&#xa0;<br /><br /> His pithy reflections encourage us to rid ourselves of preoccupation with the ephemera of daily life and to find refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Inspiring, provocative, and thoughtful, this slim volume will be read and treasured for years to come.<br /><br /> "So here we are with the great and deep, sweet and challenging, supporting and inspiring aphorisms of this wonderful person offering us his invaluable service, providing us with tools of key pithy insights he has gained from 8 decades of his broad and often difficult experience, and his vast and persistent studies of the thoughts of others in the Buddhist spiritual university tradition and of his own thinking patterns in the meditational university of his mind. They are so well arranged by the sensitive and learned editor, I welcome you to them in the fullest confidence that you will find these gems of advice enlightening to both head and heart." --from the foreword by Robert Thurman<br /><br /> His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama,&#xa0;<b>Tenzin Gyatso</b>, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan People. He has written a number of books on Buddhism and philosophy and has received many international awards, including the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.<br /><br /><b>Robert A.F. Thurman</b>&#xa0;is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, President of the&#xa0;Tibet House U.S., and President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies.&#xa0;<br />

24 En Mis Propias Palabras

Author : Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-05-01
Description :  His Holiness the Dalai Lama is celebrated as Buddhism’s preeminent spiritual master and teacher, embodying the highest aspirations of this rich tradition that is more than 2,500 years old. With both profundity and simplicity, he has carried the nuanced teachings of the Buddha to the far corners of the globe, and in the process has touched and transformed millions of lives. Like the Buddha himself, the Dalai Lama, with his ever-smiling face, reaches out to people in ways that connect to their individual mental dispositions, abilities, and everyday realities. Buddhism, which never seeks to proselytize, has been made accessible by the Dalai Lama to both non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike so that we may all learn from one of the most valuable strands of our shared heritage. This fascinating book brings together extracts from some of His Holiness’s most powerful writings and talks. As he explains the elements of the Buddha’s teachings and the basic practices of meditation, he also engages and reconciles the innovations of modern science with Buddhist perspectives. Ultimately, His Holiness calls for the celebration of diversity and the recognition of interdependence that breeds a sense of Universal Responsibility—which must govern all of our relationships in this increasingly fragmented world. Serving as the perfect introduction to the Dalai Lama’s philosophy, both Buddhist and secular, In My Own Words is just the book for gleaning insights into the mind of one of the world’s greatest spiritual icons.

25 The Power of Kindness

Author : Piero Ferrucci & Dalai Lama
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Psychology 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2006-08-17
Description :  <b>"A book after my own heart!"—His Holiness The Dalai Lama</b><br /><br /><i>The Power of Kindness</i> is a stirring examination of a simple but profound concept. Piero Ferrucci, one of the world's most respected transpersonal psychologists, explores the many surprising facets of kindness and argues that it is this trait that will not only lead to our own individual happiness and the happiness of those around us, but will guide us in a world that has become cold, anxious, difficult, and frightening.<br />Piero Ferrucci warns against the dangers of "global cooling." As the pace of living grows faster and the impact of new technologies more insistent, communications become hurried and impersonal. The drive for profit overrides the heart. Warmth and genuine presence fade.<br /><br />In eighteen interlocking chapters, Dr. Ferrucci reveals that the kindest people are the most likely to thrive, to enable others to thrive, and to slowly but steadily turn our world away from violence, self-centeredness, and narcissism- and toward love. Writing with a rare combination of sensitivity and intellectual depth, Dr. Ferrucci shows that, ultimately, kindness is not a luxury in our world but rather a necessity for us all.

26 The Only Little Prayer You Need

Author : Debra Landwehr Engle & Dalai Lama
Genre :  Spirituality  Books  Health, Mind & Body 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2014-10-01
Description :  "We need to encourage an understanding that inner peace comes from relying on human values like love, compassion, tolerance, and honesty, and that peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace." —<b>His Holiness, the Dalai Lama</b><br /><br /> These six words—please heal my fear-based thoughts—change lives. In this brief and inspiring book, based on Engle’s study of A Course in Miracles, she explains how to use the prayer and experience immediate benefits:being less irritable, more patientlaughing morefeeling like you have more time, more energyworrying lessmaking decisions more easilysaying no without guiltA typical prayer goes something like this: <i>"Please help us find the money to pay our mortgage this month."</i> Saying the prayer may help you feel like the burden of that month's mortgage has been lifted, but the part of you that feeds on fear will simply seek out new financial worries to keep you awake at night. Old patterns remain intact.<br /><br /> In contrast, asking, <i>"Please heal my fear-based thoughts about our mortgage"</i> lifts the burden AND relieves the need to re-create that fear and hold onto it. This prayer heals your very desire for burdens, your addiction to fear-based thoughts, freeing you to live without that fear and with greater peace of mind. As a result, your financial situation is also free to improve. That's what makes it so different.<br /><br /> One Facebook fan told Engle, <i>"The most blessed aspect of this prayer is all the open space it creates for peace—I never knew how many fear-based thoughts were clogging up in me until... this prayer."</i><br /><br /><b>Praise:</b><br />"We are made to live lives of tolerance, respect and compassion. This simple yet extraordinary book gives our entire human family a tool to do so, starting today." -<b>Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu</b> (Cape Town – South Africa)<br /><br /> “Suppose there is a path to a better life that is really the most simple thing, the most direct route to immediate effects? And what if this cost you nothing, took little of your time, and had absolutely no risk of backfiring or hurting anybody else? You are about to find such a gift in this book, and you will soon discover that all of your fears grew out of nothing. In so doing you are also about to embark on a life where forgiveness becomes a tangible practice, and being fixated on fear becomes a thing of the past.” —<b>Dr. Lee Jampolsky</b>, author of <i>Smile for No Good Reason</i> and <i>How to Say Yes When Your Body Says No</i><br /><br /> “Debra Engle's <i>The Only Little Prayer You Need</i>, took my breath away as I sat reading it. Like Engle, I, too, have been a student of "A Course in Miracles" for thirty years. And also like her, it has taught me all the important spiritual tools I rely on every day. However, her little prayer provides a much-needed shortcut to peace filled living that everyone, course student or not, can use daily. Hourly, even minute by minute. Thank you, Debra. I needed to read your book today. I needed to shift my perception on a current situation and your book and prayer did just that for me.” —<b>Karen Casey, Ph.D.</b>, author of<i> Each Day a New Beginning</i><br /><br /> "A delightful little book on healing our fear-based thoughts through prayer, which is a giving up of oneself in order to be at one with Love." –<b>Jon Mundy, Ph.D.</b>, author of <i>Living A Course in Miracles</i> and publisher of <i>Miracles</i> magazine<br /><br />"As stated in the Preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 'Human beings shall enjoy freedom from fear.' Debra Engle, in this precious book, provides the compass to learn how to be and to live together, in order to contribute to the transition from a culture of imposition and violence to a culture of conciliation and peace, from force to words." -<b>Federico Mayor Zaragoza</b>, Former Director General of UNESCO and President of the Foundation for a Culture of Peace&#xa0;<br /><br /><b>Debra Landwehr Engle</b> is the originator and facilitator of Tending Your Inner Garden workshops and a longtime teacher of A Course in Miracles, as well as a widely traveled inspirational speaker. Her websites include <i>www.goldentreeco.com</i> and<i> www.tendingyourinnergarden.com</i>.&#xa0;

27 El libro de la alegría

Author : Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-11-03
Description :  <b>Un libro único en el que dos Premios Nobel de la Paz comparten sus pensamientos, creencias y espiritualidad.</b><br /><br />«La fuente última de la felicidad reside en nosotros.»<br /><b>Su santidad el Dalai Lama</b><br /><br />«Nuestra bondad crece cuando se la pone a prueba.»<br /><b>Arzobispo Desmond Tutu</b><br /><br />El laureado Premio Nobel de la Paz, Su Santidad el Dalai Lama, y el arzobispo Desmond Tutu han sobrevivido a más de cincuenta años de exilio, a varias persecuciones e incluso a situaciones de desgarradora violencia. A pesar de sus sufrimientos -o como ellos dirían, «gracias a ellos»- son dos de las personas más alegres del planeta.<br /><br />En abril del año 2015, el arzobispo Tutu viajó a casa del Dalai Lama en Dharamsala, India, para acompañarlo en la celebración de su ochenta aniversario. Aprovechando la ocasión se dispusieron a crear algo que, esperaban, se convirtiera en un regalo para otros. Mirando atrás en sus largas vidas se propusieron responder a una única y candente pregunta: <b>¿Cómo podemos encontrar la alegría mientras afrontamos el inevitable sufrimiento de la vida?</b><br /><br />En el transcurso de aquella semana, ambos intercambiaron historias, bromearon y compartieron sus prácticas espirituales. Tras esos días llenos de risas, y algunas lágrimas, estos dos héroes mundiales miraron en el abismo y la desesperación de nuestros tiempos y encontraron la manera de vivir una vida llena de alegría.<br /><br />Este libro nos ofrece la inusual oportunidad de compartir con estos dos grandes hombres la sorprendente y original semana que pasaron juntos, desde el primer abrazo hasta la despedida final. Los escucharemos mientras exploran la naturaleza de la verdadera alegría y se enfrentan a todas sus barreras -desde el miedo y el estrés y la rabia y el dolor hasta la enfermedad y la muerte - y aprenderemos de sus «Ocho pilares de la alegría», que nos proporcionan recursos para una felicidad duradera.<br /><br />El arzobispo nunca ha proclamado su santidad, y el Dalai Lama se considera a sí mismo un simple monje. En esta colaboración única, nos ofrecen las reflexiones de unas vidas llenas de dolor y desorden en medio de las cuales han sido capaces de descubrir un estado de paz, coraje y alegría que puede inspirarnos en nuestra propia vida.<br /><br /><b><i>El libro de la alegría</i> no es solo una muestra de la profunda sabiduría de estos dos grandes líderes sino también de su humanidad, humor y pasión por la vida y los seres humanos.</b>

28 Conócete a ti mismo tal como realmente eres

Author : Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-07-15
Description :  <b>Una obra inspiradora, indispensable para todas aquellas personas que necesitan encontrar en su interior las respuestas a los grandes interrogantes de su ser en el mundo.</b><br /><br />El Dalai Lama, el líder budista más conocido y respetado, y Premio Nobel de la Paz, enseña en esta obra a reconocer las nociones equivocadas que tenemos de nosotros mismos para abordar la realidad desde una perspectiva más certera y humana.<br /><br />Como las dos alas de un pájaro, el amor y el conocimiento interior trabajan juntos para llevarnos a la iluminación. Con anécdotas personales, el Dalai Lama muestra en esta obra las claves que ofrece la tradición budista para el conocimiento personal y el despertar espiritual.

29 The Middle Way

Author : Dalai Lama & Thupten Jinpa
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2009-08-10
Description :  The Dalai Lama opens <i>The Middle Way</i> with an elegant argument for the power of compassion in cultivating a happy life. From there, he connects core ideas of Buddhist philosophy to the truths of our shared condition. His Holiness delivers a sparklingly clear teaching on how the Buddhist ideas of emptiness and interdependency relate to personal experience and bring a deeper understanding of the world around us.<br /><br />In down-to-earth style, this book sets forth a comprehensive explanation of the foundational teachings of the Mahayana tradition based on the works of two of Buddhism's most revered figures. Using Nagarjuna's <i>Middle Way</i>, the Dalai Lama explores Buddhist understandings of selflessness, dependent origination, and the causal processes that lock us in cycles of suffering. He grounds these heady philosophical discussions using Tsongkhapa's <i>Three Principal Aspects of the Path</i>, presenting a brief explanation of how to put ethical discipline, wisdom, and compassion into practice.<br /><br />Through these beautifully complementary teachings, His Holiness urges us to strive, "with an objective mind, endowed with a curious skepticism, to engage in careful analysis and seek the reasons behind our beliefs."

30 Approaching the Buddhist Path

Author : Dalai Lama & Thubten Chodron
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2017-08-15
Description :  <b>The first volume in a multi-volume collection presenting&#xa0;the Dalai Lama’s comprehensive explanation of&#xa0;the Buddhist path.</b><br /><br />His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been publicly teaching Buddhism for decades. This series collects his presentations of every step of the path to enlightenment, compiled and coauthored by one of his chief Western disciples, the American nun Thubten Chodron.<br /><br /> The Buddha wanted his students to investigate, to see for themselves whether what he said were true. As a student of the Buddha, the Dalai Lama promotes the same spirit of investigation, and as the rich tradition of the Buddha makes its way into new lands and cultures, His Holiness has recognized that new approaches are needed to allow seekers in the West to experience the relevance of the liberating message in their own lives. Such an approach cannot assume listeners are free from doubt and already have faith in Buddhism’s basic tenets. The<i>&#xa0;Library of Wisdom and Compassion&#xa0;</i>series, therefore, starts from the universal human wish for happiness and presents the dynamic nature of the mind. This first volume also provides a wealth of reflections on Buddhist history and fundamentals, contemporary issues, and the Dalai Lama’s own personal experiences. It stands alone as an introduction to Buddhism, but it also provides a foundation for the systematic illumination of the path in the volumes to come.&#xa0;<br /><br /> <i>The Library of Wisdom and Compassion</i>&#xa0;collects the Dalai Lama’s decades of presentations of every step of the path to enlightenment. It has been compiled and coauthored by one of his chief Western disciples, the American nun Thubten Chodron.

31 Seeking the Heart of Wisdom

Author : Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Dalai Lama & Robert K. Hall, M.D.
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1987-10-12
Description :  In<i> Seeking the Heart of Wisdom </i> Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language. The path of insight meditation is a journey of understanding our bodies, our minds, and our lives, of seeing clearly the true nature of experience. The authors guide the reader in developing the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritual practice. For those already treading the path, as well as those just starting out, this book will be a welcome companion along the way. Among the topics covered are:<br /><br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;•&#xa0; The hindrances to meditation—ranging from doubt and fear to painful knees—and skillful means of overcoming them<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;•&#xa0; How compassion can arise in response to the suffering we see in our own lives and in the world<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;• &#xa0;How to integrate a life of responsible action and service with a meditative life based on nonattachment<br /><br />Useful exercises are presented alongside the teachings to help readers deepen their understanding of the subjects.

32 Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying

Author : Dalai Lama, Francisco J. Varela, B. Alan Wallace & Thupten Jinpa
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books  Buddhism  Science & Nature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2002-05-01
Description :  This is an absorbing account of a dialogue between leading Western scientists and the foremost representative of Buddhism today, the Dalai Lama of Tibet.<br /><br />For modern science, the transitional states of consciousness lie at the forefront of research in many fields. For a Buddhist practitioner these same states present crucial opportunities to explore and transform consciousness itself. This book is the account of a historic dialogue between leading Western scientists and the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Revolving around three key moments of consciousness--sleep, dreams, and death--the conversations recorded here are both engrossing and highly readable. Whether the topic is lucid dreaming, near-death experiences, or the very structure of consciousness itself, the reader is continually surprised and delighted.<br /><br />Narrated by Francisco Varela, an internationally recognized neuroscientist, the book begins with insightful remarks on the notion of personal identity by noted philosopher Charles Taylor, author of the acclaimed <i>Sources of Self</i>. This sets the stage for Dr. Jerome Engel, Dr. Joyce MacDougal, and others to engage in extraordinary exchanges with the Dalai Lama on topics ranging from the neurology of sleep to the yoga of dreams.<br /><br />Remarkable convergences between the Western scientific tradition and the Buddhist contemplative sciences are revealed. Dr. Jayne Gackenbach's discussion of lucid dreaming, for example, prompts a detailed and fascinating response from the Dalai Lama on the manipulation of dreams by Buddhist meditators. The conversations also reveal provocative divergences of opinion, as when the Dalai Lama expresses skepticism about "Near-Death Experiences" as presented by Joan Halifax. The conversations are engrossing and highly readable. Any reader interested in psychology, neuroscience, Buddhism, or the alternative worlds of dreams will surely enjoy <i>Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying</i>.

33 Essence of the Heart Sutra

Author : Dalai Lama & Thupten Jinpa
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2005-09-10
Description :  For more than two thousand years, the Heart Sutra has been part of the daily life of millions of Buddhists. This concise text, so rich and laden with meaning, concentrates the very heart of Buddhism into a powerful and evocative teaching on the interdependence of all reality.<br /><br />In <i>Essence of the Heart Sutra</i>, the Dalai Lama masterfully unpacks the Heart Sutra so that any reader can benefit from its teachings - teachings meant to help us release ourselves from suffering and live with true compassion. Comprised of his ""Heart of Wisdom"" talks, originally delivered to thousands of listeners in 2001, the book offers the Dalai Lama's commentary as well as his easy-to-follow overview of Buddhist philosophy that places the sutra within its historical and philosophical context. With additional contributions by scholar and translator Thupten Jinpa, <i>Essence of the Heart Sutra</i> is the authoritative presentation of a text seminal to the world's religious heritage.

34 Practicing Wisdom

Author : Dalai Lama & Thupten Jinpa
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2012-06-25
Description :  Like the bestselling <i>A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of the Night, Practicing Wisdom</i> focuses on Shantideva's <i>Way of the Bodhisattva</i>. While the former includes only a brief introduction to Shantideva's complex and crucial ninth chapter on insight, <i>Practicing Wisdom</i> is a full and detailed follow-up commentary, making it an invaluable statement on the fundamental concept behind Buddhist thought and practice.<br /><br />Shantideva says at the beginning of the final chapter of his <i>Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life</i>: "All branches of the Buddha's teachings are taught for the sake of wisdom. If you wish to bring an end to suffering, you must develop wisdom." Shantideva's ninth chapter is revered in Tibetan Buddhist circles as one of the most authoritative expositions of the Buddha's core insight, and all other Buddhist practices are means to support the generation of this wisdom within the practitioner. In <i>Practicing Wisdom</i>, the Dalai Lama reaffirms his reputation as a great scholar, communicator, and embodiment of the Buddha's Way by illuminating Shantideva's verses, drawing on contrasting commentaries from the Nyingma and Gelug lineages, and leading the reader through the stages of insight up to the highest view of emptiness. These teachings, delivered in southern France in 1993, have been masterfully translated, edited, and annotated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama's primary translator and founder of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.

35 The Magical Play of Illusion

Author : Trijang Rinpoche, Dalai Lama & Sharpa Tulku Tenzin Trinley
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Release Date :  2018-10-02
Description :  The Dalai Lama’s teacher's autobiography offers glimpses into the young Dalai Lama's spiritual upbringing and his escape from Tibet.<br /><br />Trijang Rinpoche was born to an aristocratic Tibetan family in 1901 and quickly recognized as the reincarnation of a very important high lama. Eventually appointed a mentor to the young Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Trijang became one of his most trusted confidants. His status gave him a front-row seat to many of the momentous historical events that befell Tibet. Rinpoche observes the workings of Tibetan high society and politics with an unvarnished frankness, including inside details of encounters between the Dalai Lama and Mao Tse Tung, Jawarlal Nehru, Pope John Paul II, and Indira Gandhi. Most widely known as a yogi with deep and profound, lifelong religious training, Trijang was also a statesman, a preserver of culture, a poet, writer, and artist. His autobiography is a beautifully written tour-de-force account of Tibetan life in the twentieth century, including intimate details about the upbringing of the Dalai Lama.

36 A Heart Full of Peace

Author : Joseph Goldstein & Dalai Lama
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-11-10
Description :  Love, compassion, and peace - these words are at the heart of all spiritual endeavors. Although we intuitively resonate with their meaning and value, for most of us, the challenge is how to embody what we know: how to transform these words into a vibrant, living practice. In these times of conflict and uncertainty, this transformation is far more than an abstract ideal; it is an urgent necessity. Peace in the world begins with us. This wonderfully appealing offering from one the most trusted elders of Buddhism in the West is a warm and engaging exploration of the ways we can cultivate and manifest peace as wise and skillful action in the world.<br /><br />This charming book is illuminated throughout with lively, joyous, and sometimes even funny citations from a host of contemporary and ancient sources - from the poetry of W.S. Merwin and Galway Kinnell to the haiku of Issa and the great poet-monk Ryokan, from the luminous aspirations of Saint Francis of Assisi to the sage advice of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama.

37 The Meaning of Life

Author : Dalai Lama, Jeffrey Hopkins & Richard Gere
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2005-06-10
Description :  Using the traditional Buddhist allegorical image of the Wheel of Life and the teaching of the twelve links of dependent origination, the Dalai Lama deftly illustrates how our existence, though fleeting and often full of woes, brims with the potential for peace and happiness. We can realize that potential by cultivating a wise appreciation of the interdependency of actions and experience, and by living a kind and compassionate life. A life thus lived, the Dalai Lama teaches, becomes thoroughly meaningful for both oneself and for others.

38 Open Heart, Clear Mind

Author : Thubten Chodron & Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1990-01-01
Description :  An open heart is the dwelling place of compassion that extends toward all beings; a clear mind is the source of the penetrating wisdom of deep insight. Their union leads to the enlightened way of life that is at the heart of the spiritual path as taught by the Buddha. This introduction to his teaching is thorough yet wonderfully accessible, even to those with no previous knowledge of Buddhism. Thubten Chodron writes in an easy-to-understand manner as she skillfully relates the Buddha’s wisdom to the realities of our modern lives.

39 The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony

Author : Bodhi & Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-12-13
Description :  <b>In a world of conflict and strife, how can we be&#xa0;advocates of peace and justice?&#xa0;</b><br /><br />In this volume acclaimed scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi has collected and translated the Buddha’s teachings&#xa0;on conflict resolution, interpersonal and social problem-solving, and the forging of harmonious relationships. The selections, all drawn from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of the Buddha’s discourses, are organized into ten thematic chapters. The chapters deal with such topics as the quelling of anger, good friendship, intentional communities, the settlement of disputes, and the establishing of an equitable society. Each chapter begins with a concise and informative introduction by the translator that guides us toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow.<br /><br />In times of social conflict, intolerance, and war, the Buddha’s approach to creating and sustaining peace takes on a new and urgent significance. Even readers unacquainted with Buddhism will appreciate these ancient teachings, always clear, practical, undogmatic, and so contemporary in flavor. <i>The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony</i> will prove to be essential reading for anyone seeking to bring peace into their communities and into the wider world.

40 Transforming Problems into Happiness

Author : Thubten Zopa & Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-02-08
Description :  "Happiness and suffering are dependent upon your mind, upon your interpretation. They do not come from outside, from others. All of your happiness and all of your suffering are created by you, by your own mind," says Lama Zopa Rinpoche.<br /><br />Commenting on an early-twentieth-century Tibetan text of instructions and practical advice for everyday spiritual living, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches us how to be happy during hard times by adopting skillful attitudes--ways of interpreting reality that can permit us to live a joyful and relaxed life regardless of circumstance. In <i>Transforming Problems Into Happiness</i>, Lama Zopa Rinpoche brings his own special flavor and contemporary relevance to a timeless teaching on Buddhist psychology. This volume will be valuable to all, no matter the spiritual background of the reader or the kind of problems that have led them to ask that ageless question: How can I achieve happiness?<br /><br />This new edition includes a translation of the root text, Dodrupchen Rinpoche's (1865-1926) <i>Instructions on Turning Happiness and Suffering into the Path of Enlightenment</i>, translated by Tulku Thundop.

41 La sabiduría del perdón

Author : Dalai Lama
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2011-07-21
Description :  Victor Chan, nacido en Hong Kong, se presentó un día de 1972 por sorpresa ante el Dalai Lama. Desde entonces, durante varios años,&#xa0; lo ha acompañado en sus viajes y ha gozado de su confianza, lo que le ha permitido conocer los aspectos más íntimos del gran maestro espiritual.<br /><br /><i><b>La sabiduría del perdón</b></i> es una larga conversación del Dalai Lama con su viejo amigo, una profunda meditación sobre el sufrimiento generado por la frustración, la pérdida, el agravio, el resentimiento… Y sobre la compasión y el perdón que nos liberan del sufrimiento.

42 Los siete pasos hacia el amor

Author : Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-07-15
Description :  <b>El líder budista más destacado habla de forma elocuente de cómo transformar las relaciones de nuestra vida a través del amor.</b><br /><br />Su Santidad el Dalai Lama, el líder budista más respetado en todo el mundo y premio Nobel de la Paz, ofrece en este libro las claves del camino que tenemos que seguir para alcanzar la verdadera felicidad y la plenitud en nuestras vidas a través del amor.<br /><br />En un proceso escalonado en siete pasos, el Dalai Lama nos enseña a ampliar nuestro concepto del amor hasta convertirlo en la quintaesencia de nuestra alegría y satisfacción personal: solo si nos despojamos de nuestros prejuicios y aprendemos a volcarnos en los demás desde la compasión, dejando atrás los convencionalismos, alcanzaremos la auténtica sabiduría.<br /><br />En <i>Los siete pasos hacia el amor</i> el Dalai Lama lanza un mensaje inspirador que nos empuja a abrir nuestros corazones a una nueva e ilimitada experiencia del amor que transformará parasiempre nuestras vidas.<br /><br /><b>Abramos nuestros corazones y nuestras mentes a un amor sin límites.</b>

43 Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama

Author : Alexander Norman & Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  History  Asia 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-02-16
Description :  <b>The Complete Story of the Dalai Lamas<br /></b><br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is known to the world for his efforts to preserve Tibetan culture and for his inspiring spiritual teachings. Often unnoticed, however, is the long, colorful history from which this most beloved of holy men has emerged. In <i>Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama,</i> Alexander Norman tells this story in full for the first time, from Tibetan Buddhism’s foundational narratives to the present-day crisis faced by Tibet.&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;And what a story it is. Along with dedicated monks selflessly serving the Tibetan people, among His Holiness’s spiritual forebears there are a Dalai Lama who waged wars, a womanizing and inebriated poet, and several who wound up dead following disputes over temporal power. Also, while Western practitioners focus on Tibetan Buddhism’s liberating vision of enlightenment, it simultaneously contains ritual practices of prophecy and magic, as well as a vivid pantheon of deities and demons.<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;In the end, although Tibet falls short of the Western myths of a Himalayan utopia, by illuminating the historical struggle toward compassion and selflessness embodied in the Dalai Lama lineage, <i>Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama</i> ultimately reveals a reality that is vastly more compelling than any romance of “Shangri-La” and provides deeper reasons for admiring Tibetan tradition.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

44 The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace

Author : Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Release Date :  2018-10-01
Description :  Powerful, profound advice on how to live a peaceful and fulfilling life amidst all the conflicts of the modern world.<br /><br />In this distillation of his life and teachings, the Dalai Lama paints a compelling portrait of his early life, reflecting on the personal and political struggles that have helped to shape his understanding of our world. Offering his wisdom and experience to interpret the timeless teachings of the Buddha,&#xa0;<i>The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace</i>&#xa0;is fresh and relevant to our troubled times. He explains in a simple and accessible way how each of us can influence those around us by living with integrity. And he holds out hope that, through personal transformation, we can all contribute to a better world.<br /><br /><b>Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama</b>, is the exiled spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. Born in 1935, he was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of the thirteenth Dalai Lama and was enthroned in 1940. Following the suppression of the Tibetan national uprising in 1959, he was given political asylum in India. He is widely recognized as an advocate of world peace and has received many honors, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

45 Be the Change

Author : Dalai Lama, Ed Shapiro & Deb Shapiro
Genre :  Spirituality  Books  Health, Mind & Body 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-11-03
Description :  Meditation is now enjoying a renewed surge of popularity, penetrating the public consciousness as never before. What might that mean for us all? Be the Change examines the transformations wrought by this ancient practice through the wisdom of extraordinary luminaries, interwoven with text from award-winning authors Ed and Deb Shapiro. The words of these spiritual leaders from all disciplines and walks of life will surprise, enlighten, and inspire readers to begin their own meditation practice—and perhaps create the foundation for a new and more hopeful age. Includes wisdom from luminaries such as: * HH the Dalai Lama * Marianne Williamson * Robert Thurman * Jon Kabat-Zinn * Ram Dass * Byron Katie * Dan Millman * Joan Borysenko * Jane Fonda * HH The Karmapa * Jack Kornfield * Krishna Das * Dean Ornish * Andrew Cohen * Jean Houston * Kitaro * Ellen Burstyn * Gregg Braden * Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks * Debbie Ford * Gangaji * Rabbi Zalman Schachter * Cyndi Lee * Wavy Gravy * Linus Roache * Tim Freke * Don Campbell * and many more

46 An Open Heart

Author : Dalai Lama & Nicholas Vreeland
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction  Religion & Spirituality  Buddhism 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2008-11-16
Description :  An introduction to the core of Buddhism by its greatest teacher, "An Open Heart" is the successor to the bestselling "The Art of Happiness", the Dalai Lama's clear and simple guide to finding compassion and happiness. 25 photos. (World Religions)

47 Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics

Author : Dalai Lama, Thupten Jinpa & Ian Coghlan
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Science & Nature  History 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2017-11-07
Description :  <b>Explore the nature of our material world in a&#xa0;unique sourcebook, conceived by the Dalai Lama, collecting the scientific observations found in classical Buddhist treatises.&#xa0;</b><br /><br />Under the visionary supervision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama,&#xa0;<i>Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics</i>&#xa0;brings together classical Buddhist explorations of the nature of our material world and the human mind and puts them into context for the modern reader. It is the Dalai Lama’s view that the explorations by the great masters of northern India in the first millennium CE still have much that is of interest today, whether we are Buddhist or not.<br /><br /> Volume 1,&#xa0;<i>The Physical World,</i>&#xa0;explores of the nature of our material world—from the macroscopic to the microscopic. It begins with an overview of the many frameworks, such as the so-called five aggregates, that Buddhist thinkers have used to examine the nature and scope of reality. Topics include sources of knowledge, the scope of reason, the nature and constituents of the material world, theories of the atom, the nature of time, the formation of the universe, and the evolution of life, including a detailed explanation of the early Buddhist theories on fetal development. The volume even contains a brief presentation on early theories about the structure and function of the brain and the role of microorganisms inside the human body. The book weaves together passages from the works of great Buddhist thinkers like Asanga, Vasubandhu, Nagarjuna, Dignaga, and Dharmakirti. Each of the major topics is introduced by Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama’s principal English-language translator and founder of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.

48 Good Life, Good Death

Author : Rimpoche Nawang Gehlek & Dalai Lama
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2001-10-01
Description :  Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? How do we get there? Many have asked these questions, and many have attempted to answer them. But there is another question <b>Good Life, Good Death</b> asks us to contemplate: how does the idea of life after death affect how we live our lives? Gelek Rimpoche tells stories of the mystical Tibet he lived in, as well as the contemporary America he is now a citizen of, and shares the wisdom of the great masters. He asks us to open our minds and see if we can entertain a bigger picture of life after life, even for a moment. He makes the connection between powerful emotions such as anger, obsession, jealousy and pride, and our past as well as our future.

49 Steps on the Path to Enlightenment

Author : Lhundub Sopa, Dalai Lama, David Patt & Beth Newman
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2004-06-15
Description :  <i>Steps on the Path to Englightenment: The Foundation Practices</i> marks the first volume of a much-anticipated, comprehensive commentary on the <i>Lamrim Chenmo</i> by the renowned Buddhist scholar, Geshe Sopa.<br /><br />This landmark commentary on what is perhaps the most elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path offers a detailed overview of Buddhist philosophy, especially invaluable to those wanting to enact the wisdom of the Buddha in their lives.<br /><br />In the <i>Lamrim Chenmo</i>, Tsongkhapa explains the path in terms of the three levels of practitioners: those of small capacity who seek happiness in future lives, those of medium capacity who seek liberation from the cycle of suffering, and those of great capacity who seek full enlightenment in order to benefit all beings. This volume covers the topics common to the first level: Tsongkhapa's explanations of the role of the teacher, his exhortation to take the essence of human existence, the contemplation of death and future lives, and going for the refuge.<br /><br />Given his vast knowledge and his experience in both Tibetan and Western contexts, Geshe Sopa is the ideal commentator of this work for the modern student of Tibetan Buddhism.

50 Mind in Comfort and Ease

Author : Dalai Lama, Sogyal, Patrick Gaffney, Matthieu Ricard & Richard Barron
Genre :  Buddhism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2012-06-25
Description :  Here, in a teaching of outstanding completeness and clarity, the Dalai Lama sets out the key principles of Buddhism, showing how the mind can be transformed, and suffering overcome, through love, compassion, and a true understanding of the nature of reality. By illustrating his brilliant overview of the path with his own personal experiences and advice on how to integrate the practice, the Dalai Lama brings these teachings to life.<br /><br />The Dalai Lama delves deep into the teaching of the Great Perfection, or Dzogchen. His enthusiasm and admiration for this profound tradition shine through as he comments on an important work by the great Dzogchen master Longchen Rabjam, <i>Finding Comfort and Ease in Meditation on the Great Perfection</i>.<br /><br />This teaching, with its remarkable breadth and richness, was originally given to an audience of ten thousand in France in 2000, and this book perfectly captures the majesty of the occasion. As Sogyal Rinpoche, the Dalai Lama's host for the occasion, said, "All of us were moved by the depth, relevance, and accessibility of these teachings; there were those who said that they were among the most remarkable they had ever heard him give. To receive these teachings from him was the opportunity of a lifetime."<br /><br />Blending the highest wisdom with the deepest compassion and humanity, <i>Mind in Comfort and Ease</i> offers a glimpse into the Dalai Lama's wisdom mind and a panoramic view of the Buddhist path.



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