My Spiritual Journey

My Spiritual Journey

Personal Reflections, Teachings, and Talks

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"Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, was born in 1935 to a peasant family in a remote part of Tibet. Although living in exile, he is the beloved traditional and religious leader of millions of Tibetans and has become a global icon of peace, compassion, spiritual living, and nonviolent struggle for justice. The Dalai Lama's My Spiritual Journey brings the world a message: one of suffering, success, and hope. This vivid and moving portrait of the Dalai Lama's life journey is personal in tone but universal in scope. Using previously unpublished materials, augmented by interviews, the Dalai Lama, with his trusted collaborator's help, presents a spiritual narrative of his life. Memories, stories, anecdotes, and ideas are gathered together to make an accessible and comprehensive whole. The book is organized into three parts. In the first part, he uses his childhood memories to show his human dimension and stresses the importance of relating to each other on the basis of common humanity rather than on differences in belief. In the second part, he considers himself as a Buddhist monk. He explains the source of his bodhisattva ideal and invites us to transform the world by transforming our own mind. His third aspect, that of a Dalai Lama, provides an opportunity to explain his wish to establish Tibet as a sanctuary of peace for the world, where humanity and nature can live in harmonious balance"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, c2010
ISBN: 9780061960222
Branch Call Number: 294.3923 DAL
Characteristics: xvii, 284 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Stril-Rever, Sofia

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intobooks Oct 14, 2015

For most people Buddhism is a religion of tolerance and peace. So, when the Buddhist monk Dalai Lama speaks against injustice, people listen with respect. But this icon of peace hasn’t uttered any word of wisdom or compassion about what is happening to the Rohingya community in the Rakhine province under the brutal siege of Buddhist monks on the street and atrocities committed by the Burmese military. No disrespect intended, but his definition of 'oneness of humanity' sounds feigned, because apparently he is unable to make his own people practice what he preaches. Undisputed myths are fascinating and ironically always had a good market in the West.

teddypawz Oct 08, 2015

First, he does not push anyone into his religion, he believes in all religions. This is hands-down the best self help book you could ever possibly read! His message is one that is simply: love and compassion to all regardless of one's ideologies, religion, race, or the economy. He is the most down-to-earth person you could ever imagine. In my opinion this should be read by everyone including our high school kids. The end chapters are about the atrocities going on today in Tibet.

LProfeta Mar 18, 2013

Best self help book you'll ever turn pages on, he takes me higher every time I read his word out loud, I want to hear the simple word, the deep meaning and the sun he shines on all of us since being 10 years old. All the harsh points on mountains he can flatten, the air is thinner where he lives and he carries me up to where he lives; he welcomes the world of "oneness."

PrairieSue Mar 15, 2011

A concise primer for those minimally familiar with the Dalai Lama, his life journey, and the facts associated with the Chinese occupation of Tibet. A good historical read.

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