Presents daily words of timeless wisdom and heartfelt advice for people of all walks of life and religious backgrounds on how to find true happiness, serenity, and fulfillment in one's life and bring true peace to the world around.
Imagine Having An Audience With The Dalai Lama Where He Could Offer You Personal Advice On How You Could Live Your Life Better, Be More Joyful, And Create A Better World. 365 Dalai Lama Brings You Exactly That: Short And Inspiring Words Offering You Enlightening Advice For Everyday Living. As A Tireless Pilgrim Of Peace, His Holiness Works At The Very Center Of A Whirlwind Of Activity. And Yet, Despite The Pace Of His Schedule , He Always Maintains The Same Serenity And Openness. Whoever He Meets, Whether It Be An Old Friend, A Visitor, Or Passer-By, He Is Instantly And Completely Present, Gazing Into Each Person S Face With That Special Expression Of Goodness, Simplicity, And Tremendous Humour. The New Teachings In 365 Dalai Lama Give You An Opportunity To Feel The Focus And Presence Of The Dalai Lama As Never Before. His Holiness Offers Us His Advice From The Heart. And There Is No Doubt That If We Could Truly Assimilate Into Our Thoughts And Actions Just A Fraction Of His Advice, We Would
"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." ~ Dalai Lama This book is a categorized collection of selected quotes by Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama), the foremost spiritual leader of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism. Buddhists are followers of Gautama Buddha (c. 563-c. 483 B.C.E. ), who believed the troubles of this life can be overcome through moral and mental discipline. Quotes categorized into wide variety of subjects Inspirational and uplifting quotes, deep and profound, short, wise and enlightening, love, god and religion, life and mortality, etc.) Perfect for daily reading TIP: 1) Absorb the wisdom and ponder at a leisurely pace. 2) Practice.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is an extraordinary example of a life dedicated to peace, communication, and unity. What he represents, and what he has accomplished, heals and transcends the current tensions between Tibet and China. Why the Dalai Lama Matters explores just why he has earned the world's love and respect, and how restoring Tibet's autonomy within China is not only possible, but highly reasonable, and absolutely necessary for all of us together to have a peaceful future as a global community. In the few decades since the illegal Chinese invasion of Tibet, Tibetans have seen their ecosystem destroyed, their religion, language, and culture repressed, and systematic oppression and violence against anyone who dares acknowledge Tibetan sovereignty. Yet, above it all, the Dalai Lama has been a consistent voice for peace, sharing a "Middle-Way" approach that has gathered accolades from the Nobel Peace Prize to the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal. Modeling this peaceful resistance shows the world that nobody is free unless everybody is free -- and that a solution exists that can benefi t all parties, not just one. And more than just his nation have taken notice. His inter-religious dialogues, honest, humble demeanor, and sense of compassionate justice sets him apart in a world at war with itself. When China changes policy and lets Tibetans be who they are, Tibet can, in turn, join with China in peaceful coexistence. Why the Dalai Lama Matters is not merely a book about Tibet or the Dalai Lama. It is a revealing, provocative solution for a world in confl ict, dealing with the very fundamentals of human rights and freedoms. By showing the work that the Dalai Lama has done on behalf of his people, Thurman illuminates a worldwide call to action, showing that power gained by might means nothing in the face of a determined act of truth.
What gives you joy? This beautiful journal from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu gives you all the space you need to notice and record what gives you joy. Arranged as a 365-day companion, it prompts you with inspiring quotes from The Book of Joy to help transform their joy practices into an enduring way of life. It is the perfect companion for The Book of Joy's many passionate readers as well as the perfect gift for anyone looking to live a more joyful. Share the joy!
This book is an important addition to the history of Tibetan opposition to the Chinese takeover of their country. Shangri Lhagyal was one of many Tibetans who refused to cooperate with the Chinese as they tried to substantiate and legitimate their claim to sovereignty over Tibet. He, like many others, was forced into open opposition as the only honorable option. Although he modestly resisted a leadership role in the Resistance, his competence and reputation for integrity led others to choose him as one of the most important Resistance leaders. Although he did not leave an extensive written record, several members of his family have admirably filled in the historical record of the events in which he played such an important role. As the editors of this account have emphasized, it is important for Tibetans as well as the outside world to know the true history of the Tibetan resistance to China’s forcible imposition of its rule over the formerly independent country. —Warren W. Smith, author of Tibetan Nation: A History of Tibetan Nationalism and Sino-Tibetan Relations This book is inspired by H.H. the Dalai Lama’s idea that each Tibetan refugee, especially the freedom fighters, should document their personal experiences to inspire and to keep coming generations of Tibetan well informed about the true history of Tibet. The book deals brilliantly with many minute and significant details of modern Tibetan history, lived by ordinary citizens, which would have otherwise gone unrecorded and unsung. It is, by all means, a must-read for the new generation of Tibetans as well as their non-Tibetan supporters. —Vijay Kranti, author of Dalai Lama: The Soldier of Peace Resistance and Unity is more than Makchi Shangri Lhagyal’s personal story. It is a condensed modern history of Tibet from a Tibetan perspective. Following Shangri Lhagyal’s life, readers go back to the crucial years of the 1950s-60s when Tibet—a country that was never before ruled by any foreign power—was made part of the People’s Republic of China. Tibetan freedom fighters fought heroically against social transformation programs forcefully imposed by the Chinese Communist Party. Many fought to the last drop of blood. For Chinese readers, this is a must-read book. —Jianglin Li, author of Tibet in Agony: Lhasa 1959
The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism -- and why we need it now more than ever. In Happiness, Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for others. Now he turns his lens from the personal to the global, with a rousing argument that altruism -- genuine concern for the well-being of others -- could be the saving grace of the 21st century. It is, he believes, the vital thread that can answer the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long term. Ricard's message has been taken up by major economists and thinkers, including Dennis Snower, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, and George Soros. Matthieu Ricard makes a robust and passionate case for cultivating altruistic love and compassion as the best means for simultaneously benefitting ourselves and our society. It's a fresh outlook on an ardent struggle -- and one that just might make the world a better place.
This step-by-step guide to achieving happiness is the most significant book of its kind since Daniel Goleman's runaway bestseller, Emotional Intelligence. 'A remarkable book. It is hard to imagine a more convincing guide to that elusive thing: happiness' Pankaj Mishra. Although we are materially better off than ever before, surveys show that we are depressed and listless. In his revolutionary book, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Free of jargon, Happiness contains simple exercises that will train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness by concentrating on the fundamental things in life, and in doing so change the way we view the world. Matthieu Ricard exhorts us to realize the toxic, self-harming nature of anger and envy, get off the roller coaster of alternating happiness and unhappiness, and instead experience the pleasure of being calmly alive and aware. - Sunday Times
How have regimes used the agencies of criminal justice for their own purposes? What characterizes the linkage of politics and justice? Drawing on a wealth of foreign and domestic source material, Otto Kirchheimer examines systematically the structure of state protection, the nature of a strictly "political" trial, including the trial by fiat of the successor regime, and the forms of legal repression that states have used against political organizations. He analyzes the Nuremberg trials, the Communist purge trials, and a number of Smith Act trials. In two highly original chapters he also explores the political and judicial nature of asylum and clemency. This study of the uneasy balance between abstract justice and political expediency is a contribution to constitutional and criminal law, political science, and social psychology. Originally published in 1961. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Sayings, Prayers And Stories Drawn From The Life And Teachings Of One Of The World&Rsquo;S Greatest Spiritual Teachers The Quotations Brought Together Here For The First Time In The Form Of Daily Reflections, One For Each Day Of The Year, Reflect His Holiness The Dalai Lama&Rsquo;S Inclusive Vision Of The World. He Speaks In Each Of These With An Endearing Informality And Practicality About Almost Every Aspect Of Human Life, Dwelling On Diverse Issues Ranging From Religious Differences To The Ethics Of Advertising. Yet, In Spite Of His Honest Acceptance Of The State Of Modern Life, His Holiness Never Lets Us Forget The Essential Goodness Of The Human Heart. Wise, Humane And Inspiring, These Words Will Bring Solace To Young And Old Alike With Their Message Of Hope And Their Deep Yet Easily Understandable Philosophy Of Compassion And Non-Violence. &Lsquo;The Book Is A Rich Storehouse Of Eternally Valid Wisdom And Philosophic Guidance And Counsel... One Emerges From A Close Reading Of The Book, &Ldquo;Calmed, Ennobled And Sustained&Rdquo;.&Rsquo; &Mdash;The Hindu &Nbsp;
Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of their relationship, spanning from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) to the present day. Annotated and contextualized by noted scholar Matthew Kapstein and others, the historical accounts that comprise this volume display the rich dialogue between Tibet and China in the areas of scholarship, the fine arts, politics, philosophy, and religion. This thoughtful book provides insight into the surprisingly complex history behind the relationship from a variety of geographical regions. Includes contributions from Rob Linrothe, Karl Debreczeny, Elliot Sperling, Paul Nietupski, Carmen Meinert, Gray Tuttle, Zhihua Yao, Ester Bianchi, Fabienne Jagou, Abraham Zablocki, and Matthew Kapstein.
Such is the powerful simplicity of Buddhist teachings that a one-or-two-line quotation from a seminal Buddhist text can resonate throughout our days and nights. The infinite wisdom of this religion has touched people from all walks of life from all over the world. For readers interested in discovering this rich tradition and cultivating a daily practice, 365 Buddha provides a single thought—a piece of wisdom to carry with one—for each day of the year. Filled with thought-provoking and inspiring quotations from the greatest Buddhist teachers throughout history, including Dogen, Suzuki, Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama, and Milarepa, 365 Buddha is an invaluable resource and companion for living.
Featuring Buddhist principles and teachings for every day of the year, an insightful guide to the wisdom and rich tradition of the Buddha is filled with motivational and provocative messages from the greatest Buddhist teachers throughout history, including Dogen, Suzuki, and the Dalai Lama. Original. 17,500 first printing.
Over the past century and with varying degrees of success, China has tried to integrate Tibet into the modern Chinese nation-state. In this groundbreaking work, Gray Tuttle reveals the surprising role Buddhism and Buddhist leaders played in the development of the modern Chinese state and in fostering relations between Tibet and China from the Republican period (1912-1949) to the early years of Communist rule. Beyond exploring interactions between Buddhists and politicians in Tibet and China, Tuttle offers new insights on the impact of modern ideas of nationalism, race, and religion in East Asia. After the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911, the Chinese Nationalists, without the traditional religious authority of the Manchu Emperor, promoted nationalism and racial unity in an effort to win support among Tibetans. Once this failed, Chinese politicians appealed to a shared Buddhist heritage. This shift in policy reflected the late-nineteenth-century academic notion of Buddhism as a unified world religion, rather than a set of competing and diverse Asian religious practices. While Chinese politicians hoped to gain Tibetan loyalty through religion, the promotion of a shared Buddhist heritage allowed Chinese Buddhists and Tibetan political and religious leaders to pursue their goals. During the 1930s and 1940s, Tibetan Buddhist ideas and teachers enjoyed tremendous popularity within a broad spectrum of Chinese society and especially among marginalized Chinese Buddhists. Even when relationships between the elite leadership between the two nations broke down, religious and cultural connections remained strong. After the Communists seized control, they continued to exploit this link when exerting control over Tibet by force in the 1950s. And despite being an avowedly atheist regime, with the exception of the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese communist government has continued to recognize and support many elements of Tibetan religious, if not political, culture. Tuttle's study explores the role of Buddhism in the formation of modern China and its relationship to Tibet through the lives of Tibetan and Chinese Buddhists and politicians and by drawing on previously unexamined archival and governmental materials, as well as personal memoirs of Chinese politicians and Buddhist monks, and ephemera from religious ceremonies.
Daily dharma teachings on compassion, wisdom, mindfulness, and joy--ideal for creating moments of peace and reflection in our chaotic world. Awaken Every Day shares a quick dose of everyday wisdom, encouraging us to understand the true causes of our suffering and the paths to freedom. These insightful reflections help us understand our minds, our connections to our communities, and how to become the people we aspire to be.
One Year Wiser is a book of 365 inspiring meditations. On every page are words of wisdom from thinkers both ancient and modern, from the Buddha to Abraham Lincoln to Anne Frank. Brought to life by Mike Medaglia's stunning Japanese- and Chinese-influenced artwork, the spiritual teachings that fill this book will inspire readers to make mindfulness a daily habit. Drawn in an accessible, contemporary style, One Year Wiser provides a visual guide to the spiritual teachings of thinkers as diverse as the Dalai Lama, Virginia Woolf, Albert Einstein, Seneca, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marcus Aurelius, and Mark Twain.
Find spiritual healing with this collection of prayers, poems, and meditations from around the world—with an introduction by the Dalai Lama. Unity minister Maggie Oman creates a space for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing in her book Prayers for Healing. For moments filled with despair, illness, depression, or spiritual longing, Prayers for Healing draws on the power of wise devotionals from across religious and spiritual traditions, as well as from some of the twentieth century’s greatest poets and thinkers. This interfaith book provides insights that inspire the healer within each of us, offering renewed hope and faith so that we may live a deeper, more meaningful, and fully self-expressed life. Prayers for Healing includes entries from: The Tao Te Ching The Koran The Torah Native American texts The Bible Thich Nhat Hanh Wendell Berry Jack Kornfield Rumi Rainer Maria Rilke Marian Wright Edelman Martin Luther King Jr. Marianne Williamson
Global Chorus is a remarkable, illustrated collection of 365 daily meditations around some very large and increasingly crucial themes: "Do you think that humanity can find a way past the current global environmental and social crises? Will we be able to create the conditions necessary for our own survival as well as that of other species on the planet? What would these conditions look like? In summary, then, and in the plainest of terms, do we have hope, and can we do it?" The contributors include writers, environmentalists, spiritual leaders, politicians, professors, doctors, athletes, business people, farmers, chefs, yogis, painters, architects, musicians, TV personalities, humanitarians, children, concerned students and senior citizens, carpenters, factory workers, activists, CEOs, scientists—essentially people who have something passionate and insightful to say about humanity's place on Earth. Well-known people on the list include environmentalists such as David Suzuki, Paul Hawken and Jane Goodall; scientists such as Stephen Hawking and Edward O. Wilson; personalities such as Jamie Oliver, Maya Angelou, Les Stroud and Bruce Cockburn; humanitarians such as Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu; political figures such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Justin Trudeau and Elizabeth May; writers like Temple Grandin, Farley Mowat and John Ralston Saul; and spiritual leaders like His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and Lama Surya Das. The vast majority of the contributions contained within Global Chorus are completely original, with some coming from public speeches or previously published sources. And all contributors to this fundraising book have generously and graciously donated their time and efforts, as proceeds from the sales of Global Chorus will be distributed to a select group of organizations helping to recover, protect and sustain life on Earth.
This remarkable yearbook presents the wise words of a great master, philosopher or poet for every day of the year, accompanied by Olivier Föllmis beautiful and moving photographs of Indian people and places. The effect is transcendental and transformative, awakening our senses and preparing our souls to receive these simple yet profound teachings. Contemporary specialists on Indian culture have also contributed to Indian Wisdom 365 Days, which draws on such timeless sources as poems by Rabindranath Tagore and Krishnamurti; the longest epic in world literature, the Mahabharata; and the most significant of the Hindu sacred writings, the Vedas. Danielle and Olivier Föllmi have written fifteen books, including Buddhist Himalayas, also published by Thames & Hudson. They are the Dalai Lamas official photographers.
Like its successful predecessor, Daily Wisdom, More Daily Wisdom draws on the richness of Buddhist writings to offer a spiritual cornucopia that will illuminate and inspire day after day, year after year. Sources span a spectrum from ancient sages to modern teachers, from monks to laypeople, from East to West, from poetry to prose. Each page, and each new day, reveals another gem of Daily Wisdom. Entries included are from some of Buddhism's best-known figures: the Dalai Lama, Sylvia Boorstein, Bhante Gunaratana (Mindfulness in Plain English), Lama Zopa Rinpoche (Transforming Problems into Happiness), Lama Yeshe (Introduction to Tantra), Ayya Khema (Being Nobody, Going Nowhere) and of course, the Buddha himself.