ISBN: 670058254 Publisher:Penguin Book Format: Hard Bound Language: English Physical Description: 258pages Year of Publication: 2005
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, one of the most eminent spiritual teachers of our times, reaches out across nations, religions and ideologies. An embodiment of the highest aspirations of the Buddhist path, his writings and ideas have had a powerful impact on millions of people worldwide, and to many he is a Buddha. Now, for the first time, this substantive selection offers the Dalai Lama s most significant teachings and insights. The Essential Dalai Lama focuses on the Buddhist and secular perspectives that form the basis of His Holiness s engaging and universally accessible philosophy and the methods of achieving a happy, ethical and enlightened life in a world plagued by individual and collective suffering. This special collection of inspirational writings and discourses brings together His Holiness s teachings on his vision for humanity and enables us to understand ourselves and see our lives afresh. From work and relationships to meditation techniques and religions practice, his unique and appealing voice combines practical advice with profound compassion. This is the perfect collection for all admirers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and for anyone yet to be introduced to the compelling wisdom of his words.
Rajiv Mehrotra Rajiv Mehrotra was educated at the universities of Delhi, Oxford and Columbia. For over three decades he has been a familiar face on public television, notably as the anchor of an in-depth, one-on-one talk show. He is presently secretary/trustee of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and managing trustee of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust. He is Judge of the Templeton Prize for Spirituality, a trustee of the Norbulinka Institute of Tibetan Culture, and has served on the governing councils of the Sri Aurobindo Society and the Film and Television Institute of India. As an independent Documentary film-maker, he has won several international and national awards. He was nominated a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum at Davos. Rajiv is the author of The Mind of the Guru: Conversations with Spiritual Masters and is currently working on a biography of the Dalai Lama.