The Heart of Meditation Review

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The Heart of Meditation Review Book Title: The Heart of Meditation: Discovering Innermost Awareness Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jeffrey Hopkins Publisher: Shambhala Publications Year Published: 2016 Pages: 168 Paperback Price: $14.85   This is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s latest book which was released in April 2016.  It was translated into English by Jeffrey Hopkins who served for a decade as an interpreter for the Dalai Lama.  He is a Buddhist scholar who founded the largest academic program in Tibetan Buddhist studies in the West. Dr. Hopkins is the author of over 35 publications on Buddhism, including “Death, … Continue reading

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

Humility in Buddhism

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Humility in Buddhism In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the definition and role of humility in Buddhism and what that means for us in our modern world. There is a confused notion that is prevalent today which associated humility with self-deprecation and weakness.  I assure you that it is none of these things but is actually tied to altruism, as we will see later on in this post. Those who are blinded by their own egoism and pride will consider humility to be synonymous with denying your own self-respect but this is not the essence of humility. … Continue reading

Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Buddhism Review

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Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Buddhism Review Book Title: Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Buddhism Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Year Published: Revised edition 2015 Pages: 224 Paperback Price: $ 9.95 Kindle Price: $7.96 This book contains quotations by the Dalai Lama, which were collected and edited by Renuka Singh with a Foreword written by eminent Buddhist teacher Robert Thurman. There are many quotes out there attributed to the Dalai Lama that he never said, so it’s good to have a definitive guide of stuff that he actually said.  These quotes really display the Dalai … Continue reading

The Good Heart Book Review

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The Good Heart Book Review Book Title: The Good Heart A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus Author(s): His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Robert Kiely, Geshe Thupten Jinpa, Laurence Freeman Publisher: Wisdom Publications Pages: 232 Paperback Price: $14.36 Kindle Price: $11.99   This book is basically a transcript of the 1994 John Main Seminar in which His Holiness the Dalai Lama participated in an exploration of eight passages from the Christian Gospels. During the Seminar all participants engaged in a period of meditation after which the Dalai Lama would read a passage from the New Testament and was invited … Continue reading