A Force for Good

The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World

Author: Daniel Goleman

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553394908

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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For more than half a century, in such books as The Art of Happiness and The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace, the Dalai Lama has guided us along the path to compassion and taught us how to improve our inner lives. In A Force for Good, with the help of his longtime friend Daniel Goleman, the New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, the Dalai Lama explains how to turn our compassionate energy outward. This revelatory and inspiring work provides a singular vision for transforming the world in practical and positive ways. Much more than just the most prominent exponent of Tibetan Buddhism, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is also a futurist who possesses a profound understanding of current events and a remarkable canniness for modern social issues. When he takes the stage worldwide, people listen. A Force for Good combines the central concepts of the Dalai Lama, empirical evidence that supports them, and true stories of people who are putting his ideas into action—showing how harnessing positive energies and directing them outward has lasting and meaningful effects. Goleman details the science of compassion and how this singular guiding motivation has the power to • break such destructive social forces as corruption, collusion, and bias • heal the planet by refocusing our concerns toward our impact on the systems that support all life • reverse the tendency toward systemic inequity through transparency and accountability • replace violence with dialogue • counter us-and-them thinking by recognizing human oneness • create new economic systems that work for everyone, not just the powerful and rich • design schooling that teaches empathy, self-mastery, and ethics Millions of people have turned to the Dalai Lama for his unparalleled insight into living happier, more purposeful lives. Now, when the world needs his guidance more than ever, he shows how every compassion-driven human act—no matter how small—is integral for a more peaceful, harmonious world, building a force for a better future. Revelatory, motivating, and highly persuasive, A Force for Good is arguably the most important work from one of the world’s most influential spiritual and political figures. Praise for A Force for Good “A Force for Good offers ideas that every individual can work with and build on, ranging from things that help the environment to things that help the less fortunate. [It’s] a long-range, global plan from a brilliant futuristic thinker, so this is a book that can be of value to any human living on Earth. When you’re ready for a jolt of optimism, pick up this book.”—Pop Culture Nerd “Far from being a self-help book, this examines specific ideas espoused by the Dalai Lama, such as emotional hygiene, compassionate economy, and education of the heart that can make the world a better place. An optimistic and thoughtful primer with practical applications.”—Booklist From the Hardcover edition.
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A Force for Good

The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World

Author: Daniel Goleman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408863480

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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For decades, the Dalai Lama has travelled the world, meeting with people from a wealth of countries who differ greatly in their background, social status and viewpoint, bringing them his own individual wisdom and compassion. In his encounters with everyone from the inhabitants of shantytowns in São Paulo and Soweto to heads of state in Davos and Washington D.C., the Dalai Lama saw similar problems: a set of values that have helped the very rich to advance beyond the multitudinous poor, a disregard for the environment that could lead to global catastrophe and governments in paralysis, bereft of positive, progressive policies of any sort. Now, as he turns eighty, having built up a profound knowledge of the world we live in today, as well as a penetrating grasp of its scientific context, the Dalai Lama gives us his vision for a better future. Challenging what he sees as a general mixture of cynicism and self-interest, he offers a radically different perspective and a vision that can be assimilated by people around the globe. From cultivating early on a capacity for caring that transcends religious, ideological and national boundaries, to creating an economic system that applies principals of fairness and which values fulfilment, his argument focuses on what is urgent and why it should matter to each of us. In his unique manifesto, the Dalai Lama presents perspective on the world that can bring hope to millions, that will endure beyond the present day and that has the potential to reshape humanity as we know it.
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A Force for Good

Author: Daniel Goleman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408863499

Category:

Page: 224

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An important manifesto on how we can change our world for the better from the unique mind of the Dalai Lama, penned by the internationally bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence
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A Force for Good

How Enlightened Finance Can Restore Faith in Capitalism

Author: John G. Taft

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466879424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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After the crisis of 2008, the social contract between the financial industry and everyone else was badly broken-perhaps, it seemed, irrevocably. Since then, banks have paid out billion-dollar settlements and Congress has passed some new laws, but a deeper rapprochement is still missing. John Taft has gathered some of the greatest financial minds of our time to explore how Wall Street can harness the same creative energy that invented credit default swaps and channel it towards the public good- in the form of a stable retirement system, investment strategies that protect the environment and reward responsible corporate behavior, and a financial industry with a culture of ethics, integrity and client focus. These perspectives, from a who's who of leaders in the field, offer a blueprint for a new kind of responsible finance and banking that secures the future for everyone. Contributors include: * Robert Shiller on financial capitalism and innovation *Charles D. Ellis on restoring ethical standards *Sheila Bair on regulatory reform *John C. Bogle and Mary Schapiro on rebuilding investor trust *Judd Gregg on long-term fiscal imbalances *Barbara Novick on the retirement savings gap *David Blood on sustainable finance. With so much brainpower in the financial sector, the potential for change is limitless. A Force for Good is the call to action the industry sorely needs.
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A Force for Good

How the American News Media Have Propelled Positive Change

Author: Rodger Streitmatter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442245123

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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In this refreshing account of the Fourth Estate’s efforts to improve U.S. society, Streitmatter draws on historical and contemporary examples, primary and secondary sources, to provide a thoughtful tour of American history, social change, and the benefits of a robust media.
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Sumantra Ghoshal on Management

A Force for Good

Author: Sumantra Ghoshal,Gita Piramal

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273701835

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

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Sumantra Ghoshal on Management represents Ghoshal¿s twenty-year intellectual odyssey to challenge the underpinnings of management thought; to expose, rework and replace the foundation stones of management thinking. Exploring his key ideas, and reflecting his genius for collaboration along the way, this book shows how he had become a force for good in the world of management. "This book celebrates a great mind, a great spirit, and a dear friend." Henry Mintzberg ¿Ghoshal, a management guru, was not just a man of boundless energy and inventiveness; he also married the theoretical and the pragmatic in a way that is rare in the world of management literature.¿ The Economist ¿Sumantra Ghoshal was a brilliant and original thinker in a field which needs more of them. He used his intellect to understand organisations and to help managers to make them better places to work and greater forces for good¿ The Guardian The death of Sumantra Ghoshal in 2004 denied management thinking of one of its most innovative and influential thinkers. As much as the quality of his ideas, it was Sumantra Ghoshal¿s approach to research that marked him out as exceptional. He was a rare combination of idealist, contrarian and intellectual, and it was the interplay between these attributes that allowed him to make such an influential mark on the practice of management. He saw the world as it could be, rather than as it was. The scope of his work spanned the worlds of strategy, organisation and above all, management. He drew on the fields of economics, sociology, philosophy and psychology to ask profound questions about the nature of management thinking and the reality of management action. What is the role of the organisation in shaping human activity, and indeed the role of the corporation in modern society? What is the role of management theory, and the business schools that teach it, in framing the behaviour of managers? What does it mean to manage with energy, purpose and responsibility? These are questions that have never been more pertinent to managers everywhere, and the answers contained in the work of Sumantra Ghoshal reveal a defining view of management as a force for good. Sumantra Ghoshal on Management articulates a purpose for corporations as versatile and creative amplifiers of human will and effort across natural and cultural boundaries. A purpose for managers as responsible and reflective leaders, and a role for management theory as the genuine root of positive and purposeful management behaviour. At the heart of this work is the view that better management theory can create better management practice This unique collection brings together some of Sumantra Ghoshal¿s most influential work; on managing across borders, managing and the corporation and a positive new management agenda, and some of his most innovative collaborators; including Christopher Bartlett, Henry Mintzberg, Lynda Gratton, Peter Moran and Nitin Noria. Here you can find his defining contributions to management thinking in The Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Review andCalifornia Management Review, drawn together with original commentaries by leading management thinkers. We hope that Sumantra Ghoshal on Management will stand as a companion to a challenging and insightful body of management thought, and in commemoration of one the most inspiring and thoughtful management writers of his generation. In every sense, a force for good. "Sumantra Ghoshal was one of a small handful of management thinkers who could speak with equal authority to the world of business and the world of academia. His ideas were challenging, insightful and often heretical, and his impact on field of management was profound. This book captures the essence of Sumantra's work as well as his more recent ideas about the deep challenges facing management theory.¿ Laura Tyson, Dean, London Business School "Sumantra Ghoshal was one of the past quarter century's most original and creative researchers in the field of management practice. This collection is a valuable resource that presents a challenging yet cohesive set of ideas that are testament to his importance as a provocatively original thinker in a world too often characterized by conventional wisdom and conformity." Christopher A. Bartlett, Thomas D. Casserly, Jr. Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard Business School "Sumantra Ghoshal changed the way we understand organizations and the people who populate them. In March 2004 he passed away in the midst of creating a sustained argument about the role of purpose in organizations and the natural of human goodness. This important book captures the highlights of a lifetime of work and creates a foundation from which scholars and practicing managers can craft their own purpose." Professor Lynda Gratton , London Business School
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Forces for Good

The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits

Author: Leslie R. Crutchfield,Heather McLeod Grant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118118804

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

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Profiles twelve nonprofits that have achieved significant levels of impact, including Habitat for Humanity and the Heritage Foundation, discussing how they have been affected by tough economic times and social upheaval.
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Force for Good

The Catholic Guide to Business Integrity

Author: Brian Engelland

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 1622824784

Category:

Page: 240

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These pages show you how to infuse integrity into your business and why it is so essential to success. You will learn not only the responsibilities you have to your employees, to your customers, and to society in general, but also why you must fulfill these responsibilities to remain competitive. In short, you’ll learn how to do the right thing in business, and how to do it the right way. From Force for Good you’ll learn: The one principal concern of business (Hint: it’s not profit)The particular virtues you must have to run a good businessWhat natural law is and how it applies to businessThe 3 elements of business integrityThe 4 core principles of Catholic social doctrine that render even very competitive businesses humaneThe 6 things you must consider when making ethical decisionsThe 10 steps you must take now to develop integrity in your business These helpful pages include, as well: Scriptural support for Catholic Social Doctrines related to businessDozens of quotes from papal encyclicals about businessMany real-life examples from real businesses, successful and notPlus, much more to make you a better person and your business a better business!
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Hitchens vs. Blair

Be It Resolved Religion Is a Force for Good in the World

Author: Tony Blair,Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 1770890203

Category: Religion

Page: 88

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Intellectual juggernaut and staunch atheist Christopher Hitchens goes head-to-head with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the Western world’s most openly devout political leaders, on the highly charged topic of religion. Few world leaders have had a greater hand in shaping current events than Blair; few writers have been more outspoken and polarizing than Hitchens. In this edition of The Munk Debates -- Canada’s premier international debate series -- Hitchens and Blair square off on the contentious questions that continue to dog the topic of religion in our globalized world: How does faith influence our actions? What is the role of people of faith in the public sphere? Is religious doctrine rigid, or should we allow for flexibility in our interpretations? This exclusive debate, which played out to a sold-out audience, is now available in print form, along with candid interviews with Hitchens and Blair. Sharp, provocative, and thoroughly engrossing, Hitchens vs. Blair is a rigorous and electrifying intellectual sparring match on the oldest question: Is religion a force for good in the world?
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Investing with Impact

Why Finance is a Force for Good

Author: Jeremy Balkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135186162X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Investing with Impact: Why Finance Is a Force for Good outlines the roadmap to reinvigorating a skeptical public and demoralized financial services industry by making the case that, contrary to popular misconception, finance is not the cause of the world's problems; in fact, it can provide the solution. Author Jeremy Balkin presents the case that the finance industry can improve the state of the world by positively influencing the allocation of capital. Investing With Impact explains the methodology of Balkin's 6 E Paradigm, opening the toolbox to this revolutionary framework for the first time. In so doing, Balkin expands the impact investment universe, enabling mainstream capital to flow where opportunities generate positive investment returns and have demonstrable social impact. Described by the Huffington Post as the "Anti-Wolf of Wall Street," Balkin is challenging the status quo on Wall Street by leading the intellectual debate embracing the $1 trillion frontier impact investment market opportunity. The book demonstrates conclusively that, if we can change the culture in finance, we can change the world for the better.
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The B Corp Handbook

How to Use Business as a Force for Good

Author: Ryan Honeyman

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626560447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Join a Growing movement: Learn how you can join a fast-growing global movement to redefine success in business—led by well-known icons like Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s as well as disruptive upstarts like Warby Parker and Etsy—recently covered by the New York Times, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Inc. Build a better business: Drawing on best practices from 100+ B Corps, this book shows that using business as a force for good can help distinguish your company in a crowded market, attract and retain the best employees, and increase customer trust, loyalty, and evangelism for your brand. More than 1,000 companies from 80 industries and 30 countries are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. They’re called B Corporations—B Corps for short—and these businesses create high-quality jobs, help build stronger communities, and restore the environment, all while generating solid financial returns. Author and B Corp owner Ryan Honeyman worked closely with over 100 B Corp CEOs and senior executives to share their tips, advice, and best-practice ideas for how to build a better business and how to meet the rigorous standards for—and enjoy the benefits of—B Corp certification. This book makes the business case for improving your social and environmental performance and offers a step-by-step “quick start guide” on how your company can join an innovative and rapidly expanding community of businesses that want to make money and make a difference.
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Screw Business As Usual

Turning Capitalism Into a Force for Good

Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143130544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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-A book written by Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin (mobile, air, etc) about changing the rules of business as an entrepreneur---
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Khrushchev: The Man and His Era

Author: William Taubman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393081729

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 896

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award The definitive biography of the mercurial Soviet leader who succeeded and denounced Stalin. Nikita Khrushchev was one of the most complex and important political figures of the twentieth century. Ruler of the Soviet Union during the first decade after Stalin's death, Khrushchev left a contradictory stamp on his country and on the world. His life and career mirror the Soviet experience: revolution, civil war, famine, collectivization, industrialization, terror, world war, cold war, Stalinism, post-Stalinism. Complicit in terrible Stalinist crimes, Khrushchev nevertheless retained his humanity: his daring attempt to reform communism prepared the ground for its eventual collapse; and his awkward efforts to ease the cold war triggered its most dangerous crises. This is the first comprehensive biography of Khrushchev and the first of any Soviet leader to reflect the full range of sources that have become available since the USSR collapsed. Combining a page-turning historical narrative with penetrating political and psychological analysis, this book brims with the life and excitement of a man whose story personified his era.
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Making Globalisation a Force for Good

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0101627823

Category: Globalization

Page: 116

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Globalisation refers to the process of growing interdependence between the economies and businesses of different countries, with the ever increasing movement across national boundaries of goods, services, investment finance and jobs. This White Paper considers the Government's policy approach towards international trade and investment, based upon its commitment to sustainable development and in the context of an enlarged EU. It addresses the implications of globalisation both nationally and internationally, and sets out the Government's vision of a world trading system which is fair as well as free for all. It contains three sections which focus on: i) the internationalisation of business, markets and production, EU developments, and the experience of developing countries; ii) how to ensure the UK economy benefits from globalisation; and iii) the role of trade and investment in global poverty reduction, including the Doha Development Agenda, market liberalisation in developing countries, international regulation, agricultural trade and development, environmental protection and labour standards, promoting corporate social responsibility, and improving the functioning of the World Trade Organization.
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The Next Great Globalization

How Disadvantaged Nations Can Harness Their Financial Systems to Get Rich

Author: Frederic S. Mishkin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400829445

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Many prominent critics regard the international financial system as the dark side of globalization, threatening disadvantaged nations near and far. But in The Next Great Globalization, eminent economist Frederic Mishkin argues the opposite: that financial globalization today is essential for poor nations to become rich. Mishkin argues that an effectively managed financial globalization promises benefits on the scale of the hugely successful trade and information globalizations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This financial revolution can lift developing nations out of squalor and increase the wealth and stability of emerging and industrialized nations alike. By presenting an unprecedented picture of the potential benefits of financial globalization, and by showing in clear and hard-headed terms how these gains can be realized, Mishkin provides a hopeful vision of the next phase of globalization. Mishkin draws on historical examples to caution that mismanagement of financial globalization, often aided and abetted by rich elites, can wreak havoc in developing countries, but he uses these examples to demonstrate how better policies can help poor nations to open up their economies to the benefits of global investment. According to Mishkin, the international community must provide incentives for developing countries to establish effective property rights, banking regulations, accounting practices, and corporate governance--the institutions necessary to attract and manage global investment. And the West must be a partner in integrating the financial systems of rich and poor countries--to the benefit of both. The Next Great Globalization makes the case that finance will be a driving force in the twenty-first-century economy, and demonstrates how this force can and should be shaped to the benefit of all, especially the disadvantaged nations most in need of growth and prosperity.
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The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Art of Purring

Author: David Michie

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401943756

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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"What makes you purr? Of all the questions in the world, this is the most important. . . . . Because no matter whether you are a playful kitten or sedentary senior, whether you’re a scrawny alley Tom, or sleek-coated uptown girl, whatever your circumstances you just want to be happy. Not the kind of happy that comes and goes like a can of flaked tuna, but an enduring happiness. The deep down happiness that makes you purr from the heart." His Holiness’s cat is back—older, a bit wiser, and as curious as ever. In this book, the Dalai Lama sets for his lovable feline companion the task of investigating The Art of Purring. Whether it’s the humorous insights gained from a visiting Ivy League Psychology Professor, the extraordinary research of a world-famous biologist, or the life-changing revelations of a mystical yogi, His Holiness’s Cat encounters a wealth of wisdom about happiness. And what she discovers changes the way she sees herself forever. With a much loved—and growing—cast of characters from the local community and His Holiness’s residence, as well as encounters with intriguing strangers and celebrities from far and wide, The Dalai Lama’s Cat and the Art of Purring will transport readers in another unforgettable story. Along the way they will come to understand how elements of contemporary science and Buddhism converge. And, once again, they will feel the warmth of compassion and nonattachment that radiate from the heart of the Dalai Lama’s teachings about our quest for enduring happiness.
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A Force of Nature: The Frontier Genius of Ernest Rutherford

Author: Richard Reeves

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393076040

Category: Science

Page: 208

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"Starred Review. Reeves deploys his considerable writing skill in portraying Rutherford's personality ... capturing the full aspect of the man."—Booklist Born in colonial New Zealand, Ernest Rutherford grew up on the frontier—a different world from Cambridge, to which he won a scholarship at the age of twenty-four. His work revolutionized modern physics. Among his discoveries were the orbital structure of the atom and the concept of the "half-life" of radioactive materials. Rutherford and the young men working under him were the first to split the atom, unlocking tremendous forces—forces, as Rutherford himself predicted, that would bring us the atomic bomb. In Richard Reeves's hands, Rutherford comes alive, a ruddy, genial man and a pivotal figure in scientific history.
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A Force for Nature

The Story of NRDC and Its Fight to Save Our Planet

Author: John H. Adams,Patricia Adams

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811878759

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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The world's preeminent environmental organization began with a layer of soot on the windowsill of a Greenwich Village apartment. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) founder John H. Adams, a pioneer of environmental action, was working as a lawyer for the U.S. Attorney's office when he and fellow lawyers teamed up to form a grassroots environmental advocacy group. Since 1970, NRDC has grown into an international powerhouse with 1.2 million members and a staff of scientists and lawyers whose mission is to safeguard the planet. This inspiring memoir tells the story of the NRDC and the environmental movement it sparked.
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The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace

The Essential Life and Teachings

Author: Dalai Lama

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 1612834329

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 9807

Powerful, profound advice on how to live a peaceful and fulfilling life amidst all the conflicts of the modern world. In this distillation of his life and teachings, the Dalai Lama paints a compelling portrait of his early life, reflecting on the personal and political struggles that have helped to shape his understanding of our world. Offering his wisdom and experience to interpret the timeless teachings of the Buddha, The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace is fresh and relevant to our troubled times. He explains in a simple and accessible way how each of us can influence those around us by living with integrity. And he holds out hope that, through personal transformation, we can all contribute to a better world.
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