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    Understanding The Dalai Lama

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    Understanding The Dalai Lama by Dalai Lama

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    Publisher Hay House
    Publication Date 5/21/09
    ISBN 978-1-4019-2327-3

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    Edited by Rajiv Mehrotra

    His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the remarkable exiled spiritual and temporal head of Tibet, is a statesman for our troubled times.

    This collection of 11 essays by scholars, writers, theologians, and others whose lives he has touched represents a broad spectrum of perspectives on this Nobel Peace Prize recipient who is also a living Buddha to six million followers. Included among the contributions are personal reflections by those who have been privileged to get to know His Holiness, as well as illuminating introductions to some of his core beliefs.

    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.

    About the Author


    His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He frequently states that his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness, the fostering of interreligious harmony, and the preservation of Tibet’s Buddhist culture of peace and nonviolence. He fulfills these commitments through his public talks, widespread international visits, and many publications. Since his original autobiography, My Land and My People (1962), he has published over 110 books.