Dalai Lama

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Dalai Lama

Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. Forced to escape to India in 1959, he set up the Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamsala,workingto secure the welfare of the more than 100,000 Tibetan exiles and prevent the destruction of Tibetan culture. In his capacity as a spiritual and political leader, he has traveled to more than sixty-two countries on six continents and met with presidents, popes, and leading scientists to foster dialogue and create a better world. In recognition of his tireless work for the nonviolent liberation of Tibet, the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.In 2012, he relinquished political authority in his exile government and turned it over to democratically elected representatives.

His Holinessfrequently 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 securing the welfare of the Tibetan people, focusing on the survival of their identity, culture, and religion. As a superior scholar trained in the classical texts of the Nalanda tradition of Indian Buddhism, he is able to distill the central tenets of Buddhist philosophyin clear and inspiring language, his gift for pedagogy imbued with his infectious joy. Connecting scientists with Buddhist scholars, he helps unite contemplative and modern modes of investigation, bringing ancient tools and insights to bear on the acute problems facing the contemporary world. His efforts to foster dialogue among leaders of the world's faiths envisiona future where people of different beliefs can share the planet in harmony.

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Be Angry

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Simple and accessible wisdom from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on how to use compassionate anger for social transformation

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Be Happy

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A simple and accessible guide for finding and embracing happiness from one of the spiritual giants of our time

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Be Here

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Simple and accessible wisdom from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on how we stay in the moment in the midst of the demands and stresses of everyday life.

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Be Kind

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"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."

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Foundation of Buddhist Practice

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The second volume in the Dalai Lamas definitive and comprehensive series on the stages of the Buddhist path, The Library of Wisdom and Compassionnow in paperback!

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Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics

The Mind, Volume 2
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The second volume in a prominent new series on Buddhism and science, directed by the Dalai Lama and previously covered by the BBC.

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