The perfect subject for a book by one of the most recognised spiritual figures in the world today.
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.
The Dalai Lama's latest publication, with his former interpreter Hopkins (Tibetan & Buddhist studies, emeritus, Univ. of Virginia), does not dwell on his life or experience, as some of his more popular recent titles have done; nor does it address specifically Buddhist concerns or spirituality. Rather, the Dalai Lama works here from the Buddhist places (awareness, non-attachment) to speak to general readers about habits that make for unhappiness (anger, for one) and the attitudes that increase contentment. -VERDICT Light on politics and even lighter on the more abstruse points of Tibetan Buddhism, this is a fine and accessible book for the everyday reader; excellent for the self-help market. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"A symbol of serenity, a spiritual leader second only to the Pope"
* Independent *
"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 *
"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 *