Synopses & Reviews
In His Own Words
The Compelling Personal Story of the Spiritual Life of the Dalai Lama
“An intriguing portrait of the Tibetan spiritual leader.” Los Angeles Times
“In his moving new memoir, My Spiritual Journey,… the Dalai Lamas immense hope and good humor shine throughout.” Organic Spa Magazine
“An important record of the mind and heart of one of the great figures of our times.” New Age Retailer
“Readers both well versed in and new to the Dalai Lamas teachings will make invaluable discoveries as the Dalai Lama emphasizes our common humanity, our interdependence, and the need for us to ‘cultivate a greater sense of universal responsibility.” Booklist
“When a spiritual leader banned from a small Asian nation galvanizes a worldwide following, attention must be paid. Reading My Spiritual Journey is an alternately inspiring, fascinating, frustrating, and hopeful way to do just that.” AARP The Magazine
“Spirituality” may be the most nebulous word in the English language, but My Spiritual Journey provides a definition that both devotee and atheist might approve: ‘the full blossoming of human values that is essential for the good of all.” The Washington Post
“This gathering of insights on a variety of topics should ...please the Dalai Lamas English-speaking adherents.” Library Journal
In this elegant self-portrait, the worlds most outspoken and influential spiritual leader recounts his epic and engaging life story. The Dalai Lamas most accessible and intimate book, My Spiritual Journey is an excellent introduction to the larger-than-life leader of Tibetan Buddhism—perfect for anyone curious about Eastern religion, invested in the Free Tibet movement, or simply seeking a richer spiritual life. The Dalai Lamas riveting, deeply insightful meditations on life will resonate strongly with readers of Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, or the His Holinesss own The Art of Happiness and Ethics for the New Millennium.
About the Author
His Holiness The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet and head of their government-in-exile. Since 1959, His Holiness has received over eighty-four awards and honorary doctorates, including the Nobel Peace Prize and the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his message of peace, nonviolence, interreligious understanding, and compassion.