HEALING ANGER: The Power of Patience from a Buddhist Perspective by the H.H. the Dalai Lama, trans. by Thupten Jinpa
Buddhist traditions unanimously state that compassion and love are the foundation of all paths of practice. To cultivate the potential for compassion and love inherent within us, it is crucial to counteract their opposing forces of anger and hatred. The Dalai Lama shows how patience and tolerance overcome the obstacles of anger and hatred. His Holiness presents the practice of the Six Perfections, the central role of bodhichitta, the twelve links of dependent origination and offers a clear road map for the practitioner to achieve the goal of liberation. The techniques and methods are relevant for everyone--the Dalai Lama shows the power that patience and tolerance have to heal anger and to generate peace in the world.
KINDNESS, CLARITY AND INSIGHT by H.H the Dalai Lama, trans. & ed. by Jeffrey Hopkins, co-ed. by Elizabeth Napper
"Though [the Dalai Lama] is one of the most erudite scholars...he has a gift for reducing his doctrine to a core of lucid practicality, crystallized in the title of his book, Kindness, Clarity and Insight."--Time Magazine
This best-selling book contains teachings for Western audiences during His Holiness' tours of North America. He covers a wide variety of spiritual and human concerns in a practical and direct manner with his characteristic warmth, wit and perception. The teachings move ever deeper: Religious Values and Human Society, The Luminous Nature of the Mind, Altruism and the Six Perfections; Deities; Transforming the Mind Through Meditation; Eight Verses of Training the Mind; Om Mani Padme Hum; The Path to Enlightenment; Tibetan Views on Dying; Self and Selflessness; The Two Truths.
KINDNESS, CLARITY, AND INSIGHT by H.H the Dalai Lama, trans. & ed. by Jeffrey Hopkins, co-ed. by Elizabeth Napper
Timed to coincide with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Dalai Lama teaching in North America, this celebratory new edition of the very first book of teachings by the Dalai Lama in the English-speaking world--Kindness, Clarity, and Insight--is a testament to the kindness, clarity, and insight of the material within it. Twenty-five years after its original publication it remains one of the most readable and wide-ranging books by His Holiness.
This concise and extremely accessible presentation shows how to apply Buddhist principles in our lives.
Lighting the Way contains 3 fundamental Buddhist teachings given by the Dalai Lama to Western students. "Principles of Buddhism" provides the framework for understanding the Buddha's teaching on the Four Noble Truths, upon which all of his other teachings are based. "Teachings on Eight Verses on Mind Training "comments on a classic text within the genre of Tibetan spiritual writing known as lojong (literally "mind training".) His Holiness often refers to this short work as one of his main sources of inspiration for the practice of compassion. Finally, the Dalai Lama's commentary on Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment discusses in a lucid and inspiring manner one of the most important texts for serious practitioners of Buddhism.
These engaging interviews with His Holiness the Dalai Lama are sure to interest non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike His Holiness covers a spectrum of religious and secular concerns in a most candid and stimulating manner. Some of the topics discussed are Psychology, Tantra, Politics, Emptiness, Christianity, Reincarnation, Liberation, Vipasyana, Mantra, Gurus, Protector Deities, Particle Physics.
These interviews were held at the close of annual teachings and initiations in Bodhgaya, India, the place most sacred to Buddhists.
THE MEANING OF LIFE: Buddhist Perspectives on Cause and Effect by H.H. the Dalai Lama, trans. & ed. by Jeffrey Hopkins
Basing his explanation on the twelve links of dependent-arising as depicted in the Wheel of Life, the Dalai Lama presents Buddhism's worldview while answering some of life's most profound questions: Why are we here? How should we live our lives?
THE WAY TO FREEDOM: Core Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism by H.H. the Dalai Lama, ed. by Don Lopez
Contains teachings on the precious opportunity of human birth, importance of hearing and practicing the dharma, karma, the bodhisattva, etc. Presented in easy-to-understand steps, this is an essential primer on Tibetan Buddhism.
VIOLENCE AND COMPASSION: Dialogues on Life Today by H.H. the Dalai Lama with Jean-Claude Carriere
The discussion between H.H. Dalai Lama and French film writer Jean-claude Carriere covers various problems that confront world civilization today - including terrorism, the population explosion, environmental dangers, and an escalation in random violence. The Dalai Lama exhibits his characteristic warmth and clarity of thought throughout each of these talks, but what the readers will find most valuable is his ability to cut through ot the essence of each issue and offer insightful guidance.
PATH TO BLISS, 2nd ed. by the H.H. the Dalai Lama, trans. & ed. by Thupten Jinpa & Christine Cox
Clear, eloquent, simple and profound, His Holiness' teachings are easily accessible to beginning practitioners, yet richly nourishing to those more advanced in practice. In The Path to Bliss, the Dalai Lama shows how visualization, reason, and contemplation can be systematically crafted to enhance personal development. Beginning with practices designed to create an effective mental outlook, His Holiness skillfully guides the student to more advanced techniques for developing the mind's deepest potential and happiness.
BEYOND DOGMA: Dialogues and Discourses by H.H. the Dalai Lama
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama presents a collection of thoughts, wisdom, and meditation on a wide range of contemporary social issues, including human rights, AIDS, ethics, Tibet's struggle for freedom, and the link between science and spirituality. You do not have to be Buddhist or even religious at all to gain a lot of insight from Beyond Dogma. As the title of the book implies, he really is the prime example of tolerance. He suggests it might be better for some people not to get stuck up on ceremonies or tradition and focus on what is important instead. Most religions at the heart are found on kindness, generosity, and humility. In fact, he speaks of several priests who took Buddhist vows but remained Christians because in essence, these virtues do not conflict. So he reaches out to people of all backgrounds. Part of this tolerance is because much of Buddhism does not require the same leaps of faith as other religions. You can reason through most of his discussions; you do not have to immerse yourself in scripture to understand what he says. He describes Buddhism as the Middle Way - between faith-based religion and secular philosophy - making it accessible to everyone.