The World of Tibetan Buddhism Review

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The World of Tibetan Buddhism Review Book Title: The World of Tibetan Buddhism: An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice Author: Dalai Lama Co-Author(s): Translated, edited, and annotated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, Foreword by actor Richard Gere Publisher: Wisdom Publications Year Published: 1995 Pages: 224 Paperback Price: $12.96 Kindle Price: $12.99 This is another brilliant book written by the His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.  He is the head of the Gelugpa Order of Tibetan Buddhism which was founded by Je Tsongkhapa and is considered to be the incarnation of the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion Avalokiteshvara. He is an important … Continue reading

Going Home Jesus and Buddha as Brothers

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Going Home Jesus and Buddha as Brothers Review Book Title: Going Home Jesus and Buddha as Brothers Author: Thich Nhat Hanh Publisher: Riverhead Books/Berkeley Publishing Company Year Published: 1999 Pages: 202 Paperback Price: $12.00 Kindle Price: $11.99 Here is another great book by author and Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, which was the result of dialogue between Buddhist monks and Christian practitioners at his Plum Village Buddhist sangha (spiritual community). Thich Nhat Hanh, a native of Vietnam, came to be a Buddhist monk at the age of 16 and has survived three wars, persecution, assassination attempts, and has spent more … Continue reading

On the Path to Enlightenment Book Review

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On the Path to Enlightenment Book Review Book Title: On the Path to Enlightenment : Heart Advice from the Great Tibetan Masters Author: Matthieu Ricard Publisher: Shambhala Year Published: 2013 Pages: 384 Paperback Price: $14.00 Kindle Price: $9.99 This book is written by the French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard and is composed of translations of various quotes and teachings given by some of the wisest Tibetan Buddhist masters both ancient and modern. He received a PhD from Pasteur Institute in 1972 but forsook his scientific career to become a Buddhist monk, living in the Himalaya mountains. The majority of his … Continue reading

Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Review

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Tibetan Book of the Dead Teaching Book Review Book Title: The Tibetan Book of the Dead – The Great Book of Liberation Through Understanding in the Between Author: Robert A.F. Thurman Publisher: Broadway Books Year Published: 1994 Pages: 275 Paperback Price: $12.21 Kindle Price: $13.99 This book is a translation which was done by Buddhist teacher and longtime friend of the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman.  Thurman, who is the father of the famed actress Uma Thurman, is also a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at the University of Columbia and is widely regarded as an authority and noted scholar in … Continue reading

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching Book Review

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The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching Book Review Book Title: The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching : Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation Author: Thich Nhat Hanh Publisher: Broadway Books Year Published: 1999 Pages: 304 Paperback Price: $9.59 Kindle Price: $10.99   This is another of many books written by Vietnamese Zen monk and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.  He currently resides in France and has written many other books on Buddhism and the relation of Buddhism with other faiths like Christianity (e.g. “Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers”).   Book Summary This book greatly elaborates on the Buddha’s … Continue reading