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The World of Tibetan Buddhism

An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice

Edited by Thupten Jinpa / Foreword by Richard Gere
Published by Wisdom Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice." In this book, the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise and profound, accessible and engaging. As readers explore Tibetan Buddhism more fully than ever before, they will find in His Holiness a great friend and authority.

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.”

  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780861719686

"Overall, I cannot think of another work by the Dalai Lama that so thoroughly surveys Tibetan Buddhism. One of the most concise and authentic texts available."

– Religious Studies Review

"A lucid and profound yet eminently readable introduction to this subject."

– Library Journal

"Suitable for beginners...as well as more advanced practitioners of the Buddhist way."

– Publishers Weekly

"The value of this book is that it brings many central teachings together in a single volume, clearly and accurately translated."

– Choice

"Written in the Dalai Lama's characteristically straightforward, friendly style which makes these profound teachings accessible to a wide audience."

– Yoga Journal

"A rare and marvelous opportunity for English-language readers to learn more about Buddhism and its spiritual leader."

– Library Journal

"An invaluable review of Tibetan Buddhism's spiritual foundations."

– Bookwatch

"The Dalai Lama explains in brief but lucid detail every aspect of the Tibetan path to enlightenment."

– Body, Mind, Spirit

"The Dalai Lama explains in brief but lucid detail every aspect of the Tibetan path to enlightenment."

– Body, Mind, Spirit

"The Dalai Lama explains in brief but lucid detail every aspect of the Tibetan path to enlightenment."

– Body, Mind, Spirit

"The definitive book on Tibetan Buddhism by the world's ultimate authority."

– The Reader's Review

"A landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path."

– East and West Series

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