176 pages, 3.59 × 4.05 × 0.26 in
November 11, 2009
Random House Value Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0517226308
ISBN - 13: 9780517226308
From the Publisher
"If any individual is compassionate and altruistic, wherever that person moves, he or she will immediately make friends."
This gorgeous book by the Dalai Lama brings together profound, accessible teachings by His Holiness on living a joyful life with extraordinary images that offer insight into the rich cultural heritage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Learn how to live peacefully with all people and with our planet. Master the skills to deal with anger and negative emotions. Cultivate techniques to nurture open-heartedness and compassion.
Photographer Ian Cumming's images of landscapes, monasteries, and Tibetan people, both the monastic community and lay practitioners, take the reader on a spectacular photographic journey into the heart of Buddhist practice. These photographs help us to deepen our appreciation of the context in which Tibetan Buddhism developed and to see how it is now practiced by those in Tibet as well as those in exile.
Ian Cumming is a travel photographer specializing in Tibet and the Caribbean and is the leading photographer with the London-based agency Tibet Images. His photographs appear in A Simple Path, another book by His Holiness.
About the Author
The 14th Dalai Lama, born Lhamo Dhondrub on July 6, 1935 to a peasant family in Northeastern Tibet, was recognized as the reincarnation of the spiritual and temporal leader of his nation at the age of two and officially enthroned on February 22, 1940. He served as the leader of Tibet until 1959, when he and 100,000 followers fled the country following a revolt against the Communist Chinese forces that had occupied Tibet for almost a decade. Since that time, the Dalai Lama has met with world leaders and U. N. officials and traveled the world in a tireless effort to free his country. Although he remains in exile, living in India, he was rewarded for his efforts in 1989, when he received the Nobel Peace Prize. He accepted the award in the name of oppressed people everywhere.