His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and a beacon of inspiration for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. He has persistently reached out across religious and political lines and has engaged in dialogue with scientists in his mission to advance peace and understanding in the world. In doing so, he embodies his motto, "My religion is kindness."
Bhiksuni Thubten Chodron has been a Buddhist nun since 1977. A graduate of UCLA, she has studied and practiced Buddhism in Asia and the West and is the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in Washington state. She is a popular speaker for her practical explanations of how to apply Buddhist teachings in daily life, and she is the author of several books on Buddhism.
"Following in the Buddha's Footsteps clearly lays out how to
take the journey to exploring and developing our mind's highest
potential, following the Buddha as the unmistaken qualified guide
who discovered the unmistaken qualified path all the way up to the
final destination: enlightenment. The chapters in this book are
logical, historically accurate, in-depth instructions and
directions on how to skillfully and diligently create a meaningful
Dharma practice."--Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, founding abbess of Dongyu
Gatsal Ling Nunnery
"His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Ven. Thubten Chodron continue to give generously to the Buddhist community, and in particular to the community of Western Buddhist practitioners. This fourth volume in the magnificent Library of Wisdom and Compassion maintains the high standards set in the first three: it is comprehensive without sacrificing relevant detail, it is precise without sacrificing accessibility, and it is of enormous value to practitioners and teachers but still of great interest to scholars of Buddhism."--Jay L. Garfield, Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities, Smith College and the Harvard Divinity School