His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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Activating Bodhichitta and a Meditation on Compassion - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2006

Synopsis: Four texts on compassion: a bodhisattva's aspirational prayer by the Indian master Aryasura and its commentary by the second Dalai Lama; the Inseparability of the Spiritual Master and Avalokiteshvara; and a talk on activating compassion both by the present Dalai Lama.

 

Advice from Buddha Shakyamuni - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1982

Synopsis: A brief outline and commentary on the discipline to be observed by a fully ordained Tibetan Buddhist monk, based on the intermediary verses of the Vinaya.

 

Advice on Dying - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins 2002

Amazon Synopsis: In this text, the Dalai Lama advises us to gain familiarity with the process and practices of death so that when we are physically weak, our minds can still be focused in the right direction, and in the right manner.

 

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Happiness, Life and Living - H.H. the Dalai Lama, compiled by Rajiv Mehrotra 2009

Amazon Synopsis: His Holiness the Dalai Lama describes himself as “a simple Buddhist monk.” However, to millions of people around the world, he embodies the highest human aspiration: to be happy. His messages of compassion, altruism, and peace are articulated in a unique secular ethic for our times and supported with techniques and practices that can help us achieve these ideals. He is the Dalai Lama—or simply, His Holiness—the epitome of the Buddhist model of loving-kindness and an incarnation of Avalokitesvara, the bodhisattva of infinite compassion and mercy. Evoking global respect and admiration, he is both a prophet and a statesman for our troubled times, yet he’s intensely human and accessible. He’s an inspiration to millions, yet many feel as if he touches and speaks to them personally. He is a Buddhist but belongs to all humanity. His Holiness is one of the most recognizable—and recognized—faces in the free world.

This remarkable book is an edited compilation of mostly personal conversations spanning nearly 20 years between the Dalai Lama and Rajiv Mehrotra, one of his early disciples who’s now the trustee and secretary of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility, which was established with the funds from the Nobel Peace Prize. Here, the Dalai Lama is a teacher to a spiritual aspirant; a divine master and a temporal leader; an ambassador for Tibet and a lovable guru-philosopher to the whole world; a practitioner of the 2,500-year-old teachings of Buddhism; a Tibetan Buddhist and an interfaith ambassador; and an intense practitioner of mind-training and an inveterate optimist. His multiple hats may appear contradictory at times, but he balances them all, living his life with ease and happiness.

Within these pages, the Dalai Lama’s disarming candor, his deep empathy for his student’s quest, and his wisdom—garnered not just from texts and scriptures, but also from an active engagement with life—offer invaluable insights to us all on how we may find true happiness in our lives.

 

Ancient Wisdom, Modern World - Ethics for a New Millennium - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1999

Amazon Synopsis: This work presents the Dalai Lama's prescription for the spiritual expansion of humankind. Addressing what he sees as the spiritual void in modern society, the Dalai Lama calls for the necessity of virtue and greater compassion. Besides discussing ways in which we may care for the environment, he gives guidance in the techniques of contemplation. Written as a form of spiritual handbook, this work is also a complement to "Freedom in Exile", the Dalai Lama's autobiography.

 

An Open Heart - H.H. the Dalai Lama, edited by Nicholas Vreeland 2001

Amazon Synopsis: Compassion-sympathy for the suffering of others and the desire to free them from it-is wrestled with in all spiritual traditions. Yet how does one actually become a compassionate person? What are the mechanisms by which a selfish heart is transformed into a generous heart? In this acclaimed bestseller, His Holiness the Dalai Lama writes simply and powerfully about the everyday Buddhist practice of compassion, offering a clear, practical, inspiring introduction to the Buddhist path to enlightenment.

 

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living - Dalai Lama 2009

Amazon Synopsis: Nearly every time you see him, he’s laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He’s the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular’ Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can’t help feeling happier.

If you ask him if he’s happy, even though he’s suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What’s more, he’ll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that ‘the very motion of our life is toward happiness.’ How to get there has always been the question. He’s tried to answer it before, but he’s never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand.

The Art of Happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology.

 

Art of Happiness at Work - H.H. the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler 2005

Amazon Synopsis: From the authors who brought you the million-copy bestseller The Art of Happiness comes an exploration of job, career, and finding the ultimate happiness at work.

It spent nearly two years on the New York Times bestseller list and has sold well over a million copies in hardcover. It remains, five years later, in its original hardcover edition. It was the book by the Dalai Lama that broke new ground, that made him accessible to a larger audience, spreading his words of daily wisdom and message of inner peace that captured the imagination of America. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, for the first time since that revolutionary book, has once again teamed up with psychiatrist Howard Cutler to resume the discussion about what makes life meaningful begun in The Art of Happiness.

Over the past several years, Howard Cutler has continued his conversations with the Dalai Lama, asking him the questions we all want answered about how to find happiness in the place we spend most of our time. Work-whether it's in the home or at an office-is what mostly runs our lives. We depend on it to eat, to clothe and shelter ourselves, and to take care of our families. Once again, Dr. Cutler brings forward seminal studies and asks the Dalai Lama to respond. Beginning with a direct correlation between productivity and happiness, Dr. Cutler questions His Holiness about the nature of work. In psychiatry and according to the Dalai Lama, our motivation for working determines our level of satisfaction. The book explores these three levels of focus:

Survival: focus on salary, stability, food and clothing

Career: focus on advancement

Calling: focus on work as a higher purpose

Cutler probes the Dalai Lama's wisdom by posing these questions: How does the relationship between our personal values and those of our employers affect happiness? What is the relationship between self-awareness and work? What are the main sources of dissatisfaction and how can we cope with them? How do we deal with conflicts with coworkers and bosses? How do we deal with jealousy, anger, or hostility at work? How does the lack of freedom affect our levels of happiness? How do we deal with boredom or lack of challenge? Unfair criticism? Overly demanding or taxing situations? Job change and unemployment?

Once again, Cutler walks us through the Dalai Lama's reasoning so that we know how to apply the wisdom to daily life. This practical application of Buddhist ideas is an invaluable source of strength and peace for anyone who earns a living.

 

Art of Happiness in a Troubled World - H.H. the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler 2009

Amazon Synopsis: Blending common sense and modern psychiatry, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World applies Buddhist tradition to twenty-first-century struggles in a relevant way. The result is a wise approach to dealing with human problems that is both optimistic and realistic, even in the most challenging times.

How can we expect to find happiness and meaning in our lives when the modern world seems such an unhappy place?

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has suffered enormously throughout his life, yet he always seems to be smiling and serene. How does he do it? In The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World, Dr. Cutler walks readers through the Dalai Lama's philosophy on how to achieve peace of mind and come to terms with life's inherent suffering. Together, the two examine the roots of many of the problems facing the world and show us how we can approach these calamities in a way that alleviates suffering, and helps us along in our personal quests to be happy. Through stories, meditations, and in-depth conversations, the Dalai Lama teaches readers to identify the cultural influences and ways of thinking that lead to personal unhappiness, making sense of the hardships we face personally, as well as the afflictions suffered by others.


A Simple Path - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2000

Awakening the Mind, Lightening the Heart - H.H. the Dalai Lama, edited by John Avedon & Donald S. Lopez 1996

Becoming Enlightened - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins 2009

Beyond Dogma - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1996

The Bodhgaya Interviews - H.H. the Dalai Lama, edited by Jose Ignacio Cabezon 1988

Buddha Heart, Buddha Mind - Living the Four Noble Truths - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2000

Buddha Nature - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1997

The Buddhism of Tibet and the Key to the Middle Way - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Jeffrey Hopkins and Lati Rinpoche 1975

Collected Statements, Interviews & Articles - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1982

Commentary on the Thirty Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Acharya Nyima Tsering, edited by Vyvyan Cayley and Mike Gilmore 1995

Consciousness at the Crossroads - Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Brain Science and Buddhism - Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Brain Science and Buddhism 1999

The Compassionate Life - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2003

Cultivating a Daily Meditation - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1991


Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom – H.H. the Dalai Lama, edited by Matthew Bunson 2000

Amazon Synopsis: A little book for those in search of words to calm and inspire. In this gift book, His Holiness the Dalai Lama imparts his message: the importance of love, compassion and forgiveness.


The Dalai Lama at Harvard - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated and edited by Jeffery Hopkins 1988

Dalai Lama at MIT - H.H. the Dalai Lama, edited by Anne Harrington and Arthur Zajonc 2008


Deity Yoga - H.H. the Dalai Lama, Tshongkhapa and Jeffrey Hopkins 1981

Amazon Synopsis: Teaches the meditative techniques of Action and Performance Tantras—the basis of all higher tantric practices.


Destructive Emotions - H.H. the Dalai Lama and Daniel Goleman 2004

Amazon Synopsis: Imagine sitting with the Dalai Lama in his private meeting room with a small group of world-class scientists and philosophers. The talk is lively and fascinating as these leading minds grapple with age-old questions of compelling contemporary urgency. Daniel Goleman, the internationally bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, provides the illuminating commentary—and reports on the breakthrough research this historic gathering inspired.

Buddhist philosophy tells us that all personal unhappiness and interpersonal conflict lie in the “three poisons”: craving, anger, and delusion. It also provides antidotes of astonishing psychological sophistication--which are now being confirmed by modern neuroscience. With new high-tech devices, scientists can peer inside the brain centers that calm the inner storms of rage and fear. They also can demonstrate that awareness-training strategies such as meditation strengthen emotional stability—and greatly enhance our positive moods.

The distinguished panel members report these recent findings and debate an exhilarating range of other topics: What role do destructive emotions play in human evolution? Are they “hardwired” in our bodies? Are they universal, or does culture determine how we feel? How can we nurture the compassion that is also our birthright? We learn how practices that reduce negativity have also been shown to bolster the immune system. Here, too, is an enlightened proposal for a school-based program of social and emotional learning that can help our children increase self-awareness, manage their anger, and become more empathetic.

Throughout, these provocative ideas are brought to life by the play of personalities, by the Dalai Lama’s probing questions, and by his surprising sense of humor. Although there are no easy answers, the dialogues, which are part of a series sponsored by the Mind and Life Institute, chart an ultimately hopeful course. They are sure to spark discussion among educators, religious and political leaders, parents—and all people who seek peace for themselves and the world.

The Mind and Life Institute sponsors cross-cultural dialogues that bring together the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist scholars with Western scientists and philosophers. Mind and Life VIII, on which this book is based, took place in
Dharamsala, India, in March 2000.


Dialogues on Universal Responsibility and Education - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1995

Amazon Synopsis: Dialogues between H.H. The XIV Dalai Lama and a group of Indian scholars resulting two workshops held at the India International Centre, New Delhi -- (1) Workshop on Universal Responsibility, Nov. 16th 1991; and (2) Workshop on Universal Responsibility and Education, Nov. 10th 1992.


Dimensions of Spirituality - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1995

Dzogchen: Heart Essence of the Great Perfection - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2004


Emotional Awareness - H.H. the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman 2009

Amazon Synopsis: Two leading thinkers engage in a landmark conversation about human emotions and the pursuit of psychological fulfillment

At their first meeting, a remarkable bond was sparked between the Dalai Lama, one of the world’s revered spiritual leaders, and the psychologist Paul Ekman, whose groundbreaking work helped to define the science of emotions. Now these two luminaries share their thinking about science and spirituality, the bonds between East and West, and the nature of our emotional lives.

In this unparalleled series of conversations, the Dalai Lama and Ekman push toward answers to the central questions of emotional experience. What are the sources of hate and compassion? What does science reveal about Buddhist meditation, and what can Buddhism gain from the scientific method? Here, they invite us to join them in an unfiltered view of two great traditions and two great minds.

Accompanied by commentaries on emotion research and Buddhist teachings, their interplay—amusing, challenging, eye-opening, and moving—guides us on a transformative journey in the understanding of emotions.


Essence of the Heart Sutra - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2002

Essential Teachings - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1999

A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1994

Four Essential Buddhist Commentaries - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1982

The Four Noble Truths - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Dr. Thupten Jinpa, edited by Dominique Side & Dr. Thupten Jinpa 1998

Freedom in Exile - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1991

The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra - H.H. the Dalai Lama & Alexander Berzin 1997


Generous Wisdom - Commentaries on the Jatakamala - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1993

Publisher’s Synopsis: Discourses on the 'Jatakamala: Garland of Birth Stories of Buddha', given during the Great Prayer Festival in Dharamsala.


Gentle Bridges - Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Sciences of the Mind - H.H. the Dalai Lama, Jeremy Hayward and Francisco Verela 1992

The Global Community & the Need for Universal Responsibility - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1990

The Good Heart - A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1996

Healing Anger - The Power of Patience from a Buddhist Perspective - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Dr. Thupten Jinpa 1997

Heart of Compassion - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2003

Healing Emotions - Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Emotions and Health - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2003

The Heart of the Buddha's Path - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Dr. Thupten Jinpa, edited by Dominique Side & Dr. Thupten Jinpa 1999

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Speeches Statements Articles Interviews from 1987 to June 1995 - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1995

How to Practice - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins 2002

Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2002

Imagine All the People - The Dalai Lama on Money, Politics and Life as it Could Be - H.H. the Dalai Lama with Fabian Quaki 1999

In My Own Words - An Introduction to My Teachings and Philosophy - H.H. the Dalai Lama, edited by Rajiv Mehrotra 2008

Introduction to Buddhism - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1999

The Joy of Living and Dying in Peace - H.H. the Dalai Lama, edited by John Avedon & Donald S. Lopez 1997

Kalachakra Tantra - Rite of Initiation - H.H. the Dalai Lama and Jeffrey Hopkins 1985


Kindness, Clarity and Insight - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated and edited by Jeffery Hopkins 1984

Leaders's Way - Business, Buddhism and Happiness in an Interconnected World - H.H. the Dalai Lama and Laurens van den Muyzenberg 2009


Lighting the Path, Teachings on Wisdom and Compassion - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Geshe Tubten Jinpa 2005

Publisher’s Synopsis: This concise and accessible presentation of the path of Tibetan Buddhism by the Dalai Lama shows how to apply basic Buddhist principles in our lives.


The Little Book of Buddhism - H.H. the Dalai Lama, compiled and edited by Renuka Singh 1999


The Little Book of Wisdom - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2000

Amazon Synopsis: As the spiritual leader of Tibet. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has captured the attention and admiration of the world through his wisdom. This jewel of a book offers some of his most helpful insights on daily living, inner peace, compassion and justice - for all of us in these troubled times.


Love, Kindness and Universal Responsibility - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1997

Many Ways to Nirvana - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2004

The Middle Way - Faith Grounded in Reason - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Thubten Jinpa 2009

Mind in Comfort and Ease - The Vision of Enlightenment in the Great Perfection - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2007

Mind Science - An East - West Dialogue - H.H. the Dalai Lama with Herbert Benson, Robert A. Thurman, Howard E. Gardner, Daniel Goleman 1991

My Land and My People - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1962

My Spiritual Journey - H.H. the Dalai Lama with Sofia Stril-rever 2010

My Tibet - H.H. the Dalai Lama & Galen Rowell 1990

New Physics and Cosmology - Dialogues with the Dalai Lama - H.H. the Dalai Lama, Arthur Zajonc and Zara Houshmand 2004

The Nobel Peace Prize and the Dalai Lama - H.H. the Dalai Lama, compiled & edited by Sidney Piburn 1990


Ocean Of Wisdom - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1989

Publisher’s Synopsis: Sayings, thoughts and inspirations that guide towards creating a positive attitude towards one's self and others.


Opening of the Eye of New Awareness - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Donald S. Lopez with Jeffrey Hopkins 1985


The Opening of the Wisdom Eye - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1966

Publisher’s Description: Mahayana Buddhism by the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism.


Opening the Mind and Generating a Good Heart - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1985


Path of Wisdom, Path of Peace - A Personal Conversation - H.H. the Dalai Lama and Felizitas Von Schoenborn 2005

Publisher’s Synopsis: This is a unique book of the Dalai Lama's thought on how he sees himself, Buddhism, the world at war, the meaning of freedom, busy modern life, its challenges and how to master them.


Path to Bliss - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1991

The Path to Enlightenment - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated & edited by Glenn H. Mullin 1995

The Path to Tranquillity - Daily Meditations - H.H. the Dalai Lama, compiled and edited by Renuka Singh 1998

Pocket Dalai Lama - H.H. the Dalai Lama, compiled and edited by Mary Craig 2002

Policy of Kindness - H.H. the Dalai Lama, compiled & edited by Sidney Piburn 1990

The Political Philosophy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Selected Speeches and Writings - H.H. the Dalai Lama, edited by A.A. Shiromany 1998

The Power of Buddhism - H.H. the Dalai Lama ahd Jean-Claude Carriere 1999

The Power of Compassion - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1995


Practicing Wisdom - The Perfection of Shantideva's Bodhisattva Way - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translation by Geshe Tubten Jinpa 2004

Publisher’s Synopsis: A commentary by the Dalai Lama on Shantideva's final chapter on wisdom from the Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, drawing on contrasting Nyingma and Gelug school viewpoints.


The Meaning of Life - Buddhist Perspectives on Cause and Effect - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins 2000

Sleeping, Dreaming and Dying - H.H. the Dalai Lama, edited and narrated by Francisco Varela 1997

The Spirit of Tibet: Universal Heritage - Selected Speeches and Writings - H.H. the Dalai Lama, edited by A.A. Shiromany, Tibetan Parliamentary 1995

Spiritual Advice for Buddhists and Christians - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1998

Stages of Meditation - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Geshe Lobsang Jordhen, Lobsang Choephel Ganchenpa and Jeremy Russell 2001

Tantra in Tibet - H.H. the Dalai Lama, Tshongkhapa and Jeffrey Hopkins 1987

Teachings on je Tsong Khapa's Three Principal Aspects of the Path - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Ven. Lhakdor and edited by Jeremy Russell 2006

365 - Dalai Lama Daily Advice from the Heart - H.H. the Dalai Lama, edited by Mathieu Ricard 2003

Toward a True Kinship of Faiths - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2010

Training the Mind - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1999

The Transformed Mind - Reflections on Truth, Love and Happiness - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2001

Transforming the Mind - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Dr. Thupten Jinpa, edited by Dominique Side & Dr. Thupten Jinpa 2000


Transcendent Wisdom - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated, edited & annotated by B. Alan Wallace 1988

Publisher’s Synopsis: This extraordinary clear exposition is based on an oral teaching given by the Dalai Lama in India in 1979 on Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life's ninth chapter, the section on transcendent wisdom.


The Union of Bliss & Emptiness - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated by Dr. Thupten Jinpa 1988

Universal Responsibility and the Good Heart - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1977

The Universe in a Single Atom - The Convergence of Science and Spirituality - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2005

Warm Heart Open Mind - H.H. the Dalai Lama 2003

The Way to Freedom - H.H. the Dalai Lama, edited by John Avedon & Donald S. Lopez 1995

Widening the Circle of Love - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins 2005


The Wisdom of Forgiveness - H.H. the Dalai Lama and Victor Chan 2004

Publisher’s Synopsis: One of the most intimate and personal conversations yet published with the Dalai Lama.


Words of Truth - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1993

The World of Tibetan Buddhism - H.H. the Dalai Lama, translated, edited and annotated by Dr. Thupten Jinpa 1995

Worlds in Harmony - H.H. the Dalai Lama with conference participants 1992


Yoga Tantra - Paths to Magical Seats - H.H. the Dalai Lama, Dzong-ka-ba and Jeffery Hopkins 2005

Amazon Synopsis: Rarely in the Dalai Lama's lifetime has he given teachings if such a nature in this topic, about which so little is understood. This is one of the most important works and a monument of Tibetan Buddhist literature, and the basis for the Dalai Lama's teaching. This is an invaluable book for anyone who is practicing or interested in Buddhist tantra in general.



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