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From His Holiness the Dalai Lama, an inspiring guide to ending the cycle of suffering in our lives

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibet. Today, he lives in exile in Northern India and works tirelessly on behalf of the Tibetan people, as well as travelling the world to give spiritual teachings to sell-out audiences. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.


Nobel laureate, New York Times best-selling writer, and famed Buddhist leader Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, here describes the basic tenets of Buddhism while tying its practice to modern everyday life. The organization of the book is simple, with a fair amount of repetition presumably used to help familiarize the listener with the different lists of importance to Buddhist practitioners. Hopkins (Tibetan & Buddhist studies, Univ. of Virginia), who both translates and narrates this audio production, is the Dalai Lama's longtime interpreter. His voice has a soothing cadence and a peaceful way of emphasizing topics of great importance. The Dalai Lama, meanwhile, is clearly a fantastic teacher, offering great compassion when discussing difficult topics. Highly recommended for listeners of all faiths.-B. Allison Gray, Santa Barbara P.L. Syst., Goleta, CA Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

A symbol of serenity, a spiritual leader second only to the Pope * Independent *
The Dalai Lama is the most influential person in the world * Time magazine *
He draws crowds that no other spiritual leader or politician could hope to match...he seems to look at life in a different way to everyone else * The Times *
A man of great intelligence and charm...He has become the lynch pin of hope for a great many people * Professor Robert Thurman, author of Infinite Life *
A subtle, quick, complex and extraordinarily intelligent man who brings three qualities to a spiritual discourse - gentleness, clarity and laughter * Professor Robert Kieley, Harvard University *

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