WORLDS IN HARMONY: Dialogues on Compassionate Action by H.H. the Dalai Lama
These fresh, spirited dialogues offer the reader deep insight into the nature of suffering, compassion, and liberation. During 3 days in October 1989 in Southern California, the Dalai Lama and seven highly accomplished panelists engaged one another about critical issues of our time -- inner city violence, the Vietnam War and its aftermath, the teacher-student relationship, environmental destruction, the role of women, and more. These wide-ranging yet very focused exchanges bridge personal and global concerns and teach us ways of being, thinking, and acting in the world with equanimity and deep understanding.
ANCIENT WISDOM, MODERN WORLD by H.H. the Dalai Lama
At a time and in a culture where science and technology have taken over from religious belief, when ethics are understood primarily in terms of aesthetic choice or legality, how are we to formulate moral principles to guide us in our daily lives?
Though religion can certainly help in this, the Dalai Lama demonstrates that there are universal principles we can draw on which transcend the dilemma of belief or unbelief. And whilst many have been content to speak of spiritual matters as something mysterious or evanescent, the Dalai Lama explains his approach in terms that are as clear and concise as they are compelling.
With wit, gentle good sense and with penetrating insight, the Dalai Lama shows how the truths that have stood the test of generations of practise can provide us with the tools to live happy, fulfilled and meaningful lives. In the process, it becomes apparent that he does not merely espouse the 'feelgood' religiosity some accuse him of. The reader is left admiring not just the wisdom of the author, but the wisdom of the culture he represents.
IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE: A Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Money, Politics, and Life as it Could Be by H.H. the Dalai Lama
If you could sit down with the Dalai Lama and talk with him about anything, what would you discuss? Fabien Ouaki, a prominent French businessman, was granted such an opportunity and asked the Dalai Lama for his thoughts on the everyday issues that fill our newspapers and our lives. This is the record of these varied and remarkable conversations.
Covered are a wide spectrum of topics- political, social, personal and spiritual- including the media and education, marriage and sex, and disarmament and compassion. Blessed by His Holiness' buoyant and insightful thoughts, Imagine All the People allows readers to glimpse the spontaneous workings of an extraordinary mind at once of- and above- this world.
LOVE, KINDNESS AND UNIVERSAL RESPONSIBILITY by H.H. the Dalai Lama
Essays by H.H. the Dalai Lama: A Human Approach to World Peace, presents ways to embody mutual understanding and compassion; Compassion and the Individual, addresses the role of compassion in individual development and the role that the responsible individual assumes in the evolution of one's social environment; The Global Community and the Need for Universal Responsibility, argues for a greater sense of universal responsibility among all nations.
MANY WAYS TO NIRVANA: Reflections and Advice on Right Living by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, ed. by Renuka Singh
How do you stay positive when confronted with injustice? What's the spiritual limit to ambition for a busy professional? Answering these and other questions, the Dalai Lama talks about "right living" in these troubled times. Wise, compassionate, and always pragmatic, he offers very useful advice on the many issues that confront us every day.
DIALOGUES ON UNIVERSAL RESPONSIBILTY AND EDUCATION by H.H. the Dalai Lama
Dialogues on Universal Responsibility and Education is the result of two workshops held in New Delhi between His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama and a group of Indian scholars, philosophers, teachers and social reformers. The concept of Universal Responsibility, which His Holiness the Dalai Lama often emphasises the need for in our world, itself arises out of ancient Indian philosophy. Taking this concept as their basis, the participants of the first workshop discuss ways in which we may all work to bring about humanitarian change in our society. The second workshop focuses on the role of education in effecting positive change: who the real educators are in society, what type of education is the most beneficial, and how we can ensure that young people grow into disciplined, broad-minded and caring adults in order to secure a positive future for all.
THE ART OF PEACE: Nobel Peace Laureates Discuss Human Rights, Conflict and Reconcilation ed. by Jeffrey Hopkins
While many people who strive to bring the world into peaceful balance work in relative anonymity, only a few have received international recognition for their efforts. Nine of these outstanding individuals convened recently at the University of Virginia to discuss the topics of human rights, conflict, and reconciliation.
In a dynamic exchange, these Laureates share their views with each other about the importance of basic human rights, their concerns about conflicts that arise when these rights are denied, and their practical ideas for achieving reconciliation.
OPENING THE EYE OF NEW AWARENESS by H.H. the Dalai Lama, Donald S. Lopez Jr.
Written in 1963-just four years after his excape from Tibet and four years after completing his education-Opening the Eye of New Awereness is the Dalai Lama's first religious work. Orginally intended for Tibetan lay people, Westerns, and "those who do not have the leisure to study the freattexts," this is the Dalai Lama's own summation of Buddhist doctrine and practices as they have been practiced in Tibet for thousand years. It is a work of consummate scholarschip by a twenty-seven-year-old monk, wise beyond his years.
CONSCIOUSNESS AT THE CROSSROADS: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Brain Science and Buddhism by H.H. the Dalai Lama, et al., ed. by Zara Houshmand, Robert B. Livingston and B. Alan Wallace, trans. by Thubten Jinpa and B. Alan Wallace, afterword by B. Alan Wallace
Organized by the Mind and Life Institute, this discussion addresses some of the most troublesome questions that have driven a wedge between Western science and religion. Consciousness at the Crossroads resulted from meetings of the Dalai Lama and a group of eminent neuroscientists and psychiatrists. Is the mind an ephemeral side-effect of the brain's physical processes? Are there forms of consciousness so subtle that science has not yet identified them? How does consciousness happen? The Dalai Lama's incisive, clear approach and open-minded pursuit of knowledge both challenges and offers inspiration to Western scientists.
GENTLE BRIDGES: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Sciences of Mind ed. by Jeremy W. Hayward & Francisco J. Varela
Organized by the Mind and Life Institute, this is the groundbreaking discussion between Western scientists and the Dalai Lama on the nature of mind. Questions explored: What is the essence of the mind, could computers ever have consciousness, can compassion be learned, and when does consciousness enter the human embryo?