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The Wisdom of Compassion: Stories of Remarkable Encounters and Timeless Insights

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The Wisdom of Compassion offers rare insights into the Dalai Lama’s life and his efforts to translate compassion into action through deeply engaging, behind-the-scene stories about his interactions with remarkable people from all walks of life.

This is the Dalai Lama at his most human, and most humane. We see how he approaches the world with playfulness, optimism, and a profound empathy for the suffering of others. Through his own conduct, he shows us the tangible benefits of practicing kindness, forgiveness and compassion. And he demonstrates that opening our hearts and minds to others is the surest path to true happiness.

The Wisdom of Compassion is an intensely personal portrait of the Dalai Lama. It recounts the story of his friendship with a blind Irishman, how they first met and how in later meetings the Dalai Lama comes to call him his one and only hero. It explores the Dalai Lama’s collaboration with a neuroscientist and how it results in significant discoveries about the human brain. It also brings to life poignant accounts of his uncommon encounters with a little beggar girl, a disabled boy in a critical care ward, a man who trains grandmothers to become solar engineers, and many others.

The Dalai Lama’s wisdom principles revolve around the practical application of compassion. Enhanced by his seven decades of practice and elucidated through captivating anecdotes of his own experiences, they will help readers lead more fulfilling lives. As the Dalai Lama has written many years ago: if you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you want yourself to be happy, practice compassion.

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"An attendee at His Holiness the Dalai Lama's meetings all over the world and coauthor with him (The Wisdom of Forgiveness), Chan provides an insider's account of the spiritual master's teachings at venues large and small. 'This is the Dalai Lama in context,' he writes, 'live, unscripted, and at his most charismatic.' Encounters are arranged by theme: 'Overcoming Adversity,' 'Educating the Heart,' and 'Compassion in Action.' His Holiness interacts with survivors of Northern Ireland's violence, seriously ill children, social activists fighting poverty and oppression, and scientists studying compassion. Leaving intact the Dalai Lama's distinctive English, Chan vividly conveys the world leader's intense curiosity, intelligence, explosive laughter, keen wisdom, and kindness; his account of the Dalai Lama's conversation with Archbishop Desmond Tutu crackles with energy. Throughout, His Holiness incisively conveys his core teaching that inner transformation is key to alleviating suffering and bringing peace to a violent world. He also listens intently to innovators who are committed to the same goals. Details provide immediacy; carefully placed background information gives context. These inspiring dialogues communicate His Holiness's worldwide appeal and essential commitment to compassion." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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This is the extraordinary documentation of the evolving friendship between the Dalai Lama and the man who followed him across Ireland and Eastern Europe, on a pilgrimage to India's holy sites, and through the Dalai Lama's near fatal illness. On this remarkable journey Victor Chan was awarded an insight into His Holiness-his life, his fears, his faith, his compassion, his day-to-day practice-that no one has reported before. We've heard the public voice of His Holiness--now we are invited to listen in on his personal explorations, and to take instruction on the Tibetan art of living.

Synopsis:

This is the extraordinary documentation of the evolving friendship between the Dalai Lama and the man who followed him across Ireland and Eastern Europe, on a pilgrimage to India's holy sites, and through the Dalai Lama's near fatal illness. On this remarkable journey Victor Chan was awarded an insight into His Holiness-his life, his fears, his faith, his compassion, his day-to-day practice-that no one has reported before. We've heard the public voice of His Holiness--now we are invited to listen in on his personal explorations, and to take instruction on the Tibetan art of living.

About the Author

Victor Chan is at the Institute of Asian Research of the University of British Columbia, and resides in Vancouver.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594487385
Author:
Lama, H. H. Dalai
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Author:
Lama, H.H. The Dalia
Author:
Chan, Victor
Author:
Lama, Dalai
Subject:
Personal Transformation
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Tibetan Buddhism
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "An attendee at His Holiness the Dalai Lama's meetings all over the world and coauthor with him (The Wisdom of Forgiveness), Chan provides an insider's account of the spiritual master's teachings at venues large and small. 'This is the Dalai Lama in context,' he writes, 'live, unscripted, and at his most charismatic.' Encounters are arranged by theme: 'Overcoming Adversity,' 'Educating the Heart,' and 'Compassion in Action.' His Holiness interacts with survivors of Northern Ireland's violence, seriously ill children, social activists fighting poverty and oppression, and scientists studying compassion. Leaving intact the Dalai Lama's distinctive English, Chan vividly conveys the world leader's intense curiosity, intelligence, explosive laughter, keen wisdom, and kindness; his account of the Dalai Lama's conversation with Archbishop Desmond Tutu crackles with energy. Throughout, His Holiness incisively conveys his core teaching that inner transformation is key to alleviating suffering and bringing peace to a violent world. He also listens intently to innovators who are committed to the same goals. Details provide immediacy; carefully placed background information gives context. These inspiring dialogues communicate His Holiness's worldwide appeal and essential commitment to compassion." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

This is the extraordinary documentation of the evolving friendship between the Dalai Lama and the man who followed him across Ireland and Eastern Europe, on a pilgrimage to India's holy sites, and through the Dalai Lama's near fatal illness. On this remarkable journey Victor Chan was awarded an insight into His Holiness-his life, his fears, his faith, his compassion, his day-to-day practice-that no one has reported before. We've heard the public voice of His Holiness--now we are invited to listen in on his personal explorations, and to take instruction on the Tibetan art of living.

"Synopsis" by ,

This is the extraordinary documentation of the evolving friendship between the Dalai Lama and the man who followed him across Ireland and Eastern Europe, on a pilgrimage to India's holy sites, and through the Dalai Lama's near fatal illness. On this remarkable journey Victor Chan was awarded an insight into His Holiness-his life, his fears, his faith, his compassion, his day-to-day practice-that no one has reported before. We've heard the public voice of His Holiness--now we are invited to listen in on his personal explorations, and to take instruction on the Tibetan art of living.

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