SPIRITUAL ADVICE FOR BUDDHISTS AND CHRISTIANS by H.H. the Dalai Lama
In the words of the Dalai Lama, the purpose of religion is not to build beautiful churches and elaborate temples, but to cultivate positive human qualities such as tolerance, generosity, and love. Spiritual Advice For Buddhists and Christians contains the four talks given by the Dalai Lama when he attended a meeting of Buddhist and Christian monks at Gethsemani Abbey, Kentucky.
The Dalai Lama shares his understanding of four major themes explored in that meeting: first, the practice of prayer and meditation in the spiritual life; secondly, the stages in the process of spiritual development; thirdly, the role of the teacher and the community in the spiritual life; and, finally, the spiritual goals of personal and societal transformation.
In each talk the Dalai Lama expresses clearly and compassionately the basic principles of Tibetan Buddhism, and shows how they are applicable to daily practice for all spiritual seekers, regardless of their religious affiliation.
THE GOOD HEART: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus by H.H. the Dalai Lama
His Holiness comments on passages from the four Gospels, providing a unique reading of these familiar sources of faith--the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, the parable of the mustard seed, the Resurrection, etc. Throughout his commentary, the Dalai Lama opens windows of understanding and transformation for seekers of any faith.
THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT by H.H. the Dalai Lama, trans. & ed. by Glenn Mullin
"For its down-to-earth style and rich spiritual teachings, this must rank as one of the finest Buddhist books."--The Middle Way
The Dalai Lama provides an extensive teaching on the path to enlightenment. His discourse draws out the meaning of the Third Dalai Lama's famous "Essence of Refined Gold" as he speaks directly to the reader offering spiritual advice, personal reflections, and scriptural commentary. He says in practical terms what the student must do to attain enlightenment. This book is one of the most accessible introductions to Tibetan Buddhism.
COMMENTARY ON ATISHA'S LAMP FOR THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT by H.H. the Dalai Lama
Atisha's concise and comprehensive text brings together the essential points of the three turnings of the Wheel of Dharma. It covers the progressive stages of development of our mental continuum, beginning from the earliest spiritual realisations and culminating in the omniscient mind of the Buddha. This excellent commentary was given in Italy in 2001.
THE ART OF LIVING: A Guide to Contentment, Joy and Fulfillment by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, photos by Ian Cummings
Teachings by His Holiness on living a joyful life along with extraordinary images that show us the rich cultural heritage of Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness tells how we can live peacefully with each other and the planet. He provides ways to deal with anger and negative emotions and techniques to cultivate open-heartedness and compassion.
THE ART OF HAPPINESS AT WORK by H.H. the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler
Continuing the discussion about what makes life meaningful begun in The Art of Happiness, Cutler converses with the Dalai Lama, asking him the questions we all want answered about how to find happiness in the place we spend most of our time--work. Focuses on issues surrounding survival, career, and our calling. How do we deal with boredom? With conflicts with co-workers or unemployment? An invaluable aid and source of strength and wisdom for anyone who earns a living.
THE ART OF HAPPINESS: A Handbook for Living by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M.D.
If you ask him if he is happy, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. He will tell you that happiness is the purpose of life. Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows how to defeat anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement as they occur in everyday life situations.
THE ART OF HAPPINESS: A Handbook for Living, Audio CD by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M.D.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit down with the Dalai Lama and really press him about life's persistent questions? Why are so many people unhappy? How can I abjure loneliness? How can we reduce conflict? Is romantic love true love? Why do we suffer? How should we deal with unfairness and anger? How do you handle the death of a loved one? These are the conundrums that psychiatrist Howard Cutler poses to the Dalai Lama during an extended period of interviews in The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living.
STAGES OF MEDITATION by the H.H. the Dalai Lama, trans. by Ven. Geshe Lobsang Jordhen, Losang Choephel Ganchenpa and Jeremy Russell
The Dalai Lama explains the principles of meditation in a practice-oriented format especially suited to Westerners. Based upon the middle section of the Bhavanakrama by Kamalasila, a translation of which is included, this is the most extensive commentary given by the Dalai Lama on this concise but important meditation handbook. It is a favorite text of the Dalai Lama and he often takes the opportunity to give teachings on it to audiences throughout the world. In his words, "This text can be like a key that opens the door to all other major Buddhist scriptures."
CULTIVATING A DAILY MEDITATION by H.H. the Dalai Lama
During April 1985 and then again in October 1986 His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivered a series of discourses-on Buddhist view meditation and action. The discourses and ensuing discussions were recorded at the time, and later prepared into an edited text of the encounter the result of which is this book. In his discourses His Holiness touches upon all the essential points of the Buddhadharma, and provides a clear and simple method to cultivate a daily practice of meditation.