Rajiv Mehrotra has been a personal student of the Dalai Lama for more than twenty-five years. He was, till recently, host to one of India's longest running and widely viewed talk shows on public television. He's the secretary and a trustee of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility, established by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has been a judge for the Templeton Prize for Religion and has addressed plenary sessions of the World Economic Forum, which elected him a Global Leader of Tomorrow. His books include The Mind of the Guru, Understanding the Dalai Lama, and Thakur, a biography of the mystic Sri Ramakrishna.
Editor Rajiv Mehrotra, who contributes the book's first essay, says of the Dalai Lama, "As with all truly great and inspiring leaders, his life is his message and philosophy." The essays in this volume shed light on that fascinating life . . . painting the portrait of a tireless champion of compassion, altruism, and peace who is both deeply spiritual and disarmingly human.