OPENING THE MIND AND GENERATING A GOOD HEART by H.H. the Dalai Lama
Opening the Mind, consists of a concise survey of Buddhist teachings. Beginning with advice about the importance of religious practice, the work goes on to explain the presentation of the two levels of truth, how to advance upon the paths of Hinayana and Mahayana by practising the three trainings of ethics, meditative stabilisation, and wisdom as well as describing the result of such practice - Buddhahood.
Generating a Good Heart, is a translation of a talk given in Dharamsala. The Dalai Lama explains how generating a good heart, a sense of kindness, towards others is the core of Buddha's teaching and gives practical advice that everyone can beneficially incorporate into his or her life.
THE DALAI LAMA LIVE FROM THE BEACON THEATRE: TRAINING THE MIND, Audio CD by H.H. the Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama explains the basic Buddhist system and lays out a foundation for practice: paying homage, contemplating impermanence, and dedicating our positive activities to the benefit of all. Live recording, produced by the Tibet Center and Gere Foundation.
EIGHT VERSES FOR TRAINING THE MIND, Audio CD by H.H. the Dalai Lama
At the invitation of the Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture in Washington, D.C., His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave a one-day teaching and commentary on the Eight Verses for Training the Mind to over five thousand Western and Tibetan students. These verses were transmitted to His Holiness when he was a small boy, and he has recited them every day since then as part of his personal practice.
His Holiness began the day by stressing the importance of implementing the teachings in daily life and went on to cover the complete fundamentals of Buddhist thought and practice. Then drawing from personal experience in working with these teachings, His Holiness gave a profound and succinct commentary on the entire Eight Verses.
The day concluded with the bestowal of the vow for the Generation of Bodhicitta, the heart-felt motivation to become enlightened in order to benefit all sentient beings.
"It could be said that The Eight Verses for Training the Mind contains within them the entire essence of the Buddha's teachings in a distinct form."--H.H. the Dalai Lama
TRANSFORMING THE MIND: Teachings on Generating Compassion by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
A lucid, straightforward commentary on The Eight Verses on Transforming the Mind, one of the most important lojong (transforming the mind) texts--and one that the Dalai Lama refers to as a main source of inspiration. Discusses how to think positively and create change in difficult situations.
THE WISDOM TEACHINGS OF THE DALAI LAMA by H.H. the Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama has long been a beloved symbol of profound religious devotion, spiritual enlightenment, human rights, and non-violence. Revered by Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike from the Himalayas to Hollywood, the Dalai Lama has spoken out on love, peace, religion, compassion, justice, and brotherhood, as well as on the three subjects of greatest concern to him: the preservation of the environment, the liberation of Tibet, and the bringing of Buddhism to the awareness of the West. This fall two major motion pictures about the Dalai Lama will be released, focusing widespread attention on his philosophy and inspirational message. This book will coincide with the movies and will provide exactly what people will be looking for: spiritual and historic insight into Buddhism and Tibet, a concise biography of the Dalai Lama, and a collection of his most moving quotations. On Freedom: As this dramatic century draws to a close, it is clear that the renewed yearning for freedom and democracy sweeping the globe provides an unprecedented opportunity for building a better world. Freedom is the real source of human happiness and creativity. Only when it is allowed to flourish can a genuinely stable international climate exist. On Compassion: Compassion compels us to reach out to all living beings, including our so-called enemies, those people who upset or hurt us. Irrespective of what they do to you, if you remember that all beings like you are only trying to be happy, you will find it much easier to develop compassion towards them. On the Environment: As people alive today, we must consider future generations; a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility towards others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it.
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE DALAI LAMA by H.H. the Dalai Lama
Keep this little book with you for the times you need comfort, inspiration, or calming. As one of the world's most respected spiritual leaders the Dalai Lama has addressed some of life's most fundamental questions, including: "How can one find true happiness?" and "What is the meaning of life?" His message of compassion has touched millions of people, providing insight into the seemingly simple problems of mundane life as well as more complex moral dilemmas. His profound ideas are collected here in WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE DALAI LAMA.
Through brief, witty anecdotes and perceptive reflections on an array of subjects, this compilation of quotes captures the thought-provoking philosophy of the Dalai Lama. Though based on Buddhism, the Dalai Lama's concepts transcend religion and can be easily applied to every facet of life. Whether you are a devout follower of the Dalai Lama or just curious about some of his ideas, WORDS OF WISDOM will show you a different way of seeing the world.
Quotes from the Dalai Lama:
"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."
"A learned person will become noble only when he or she has put into practice what has been learned, instead of just mere words."
PATH OF WISDOM, PATH OF PEACE: A Personal Conversation by HH the Dalai Lama
How does the Dalai Lama see himself? The world at war? Modern life? With humorous simplicity His Holiness looks at everyday problems and makes clear their global significance and provides a wide-ranging introduction to his philosophy of life.
PRACTICING WISDOM by H.H. the Dalai Lama, trans. & ed. by Thubten Jinpa
How do we generate wisdom within? This exploration, focused around an explication of the 9th chapter of Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life leads the reader through the stages of insight up to the highest view of emptiness. Based on teachings given in France in 1993--this book completes the commentary begun in A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of the Night. Thupten Jinpa is the Dalai Lama's principal English translator, and has edited many books.
This book of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been written with the intention of giving information to those wishing to know some of the basic facets of Buddhadharma in Tibet. Further, it touches upon a number of points of practical importance for those who wish to progress along the path of Dharma, while it should incidentally set right a number of distorted and strange ideas that some people have regarding Tibetan forms of Dharma.