The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Mysticism

The Essential Teachings

Author: Dalai Lama

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147355280X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Mysticism is popularly understood as becoming one with God or the Absolute. Here in this inspirational book are the Dalai Lama’s thoughts on: The nature and meaning of mysticism How we can live lives infused with mystical experience How mysticism can result in both personal and social change. The book consists of four sections that provide an accessible introduction to the Dalai Lama's core teachings on the mystical path: Introduction Quotations Lecture on mysticism by the Dalai Lama Glossary This is a book for fans of His Holiness and anyone interested in developing a rich and meaningful inner life.
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The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Buddhism

Author: Dalai Lama

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 161283342X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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“The essence of all spiritual life is your attitude to others.” —His Holiness the Dalai Lama With clarity and candor, the Dalai Lama expounds on the core teachings of Buddhism. Fusing ancient wisdom with a modern sensibility, he gently encourages each of us to embrace lives of love and compassion; to embrace individual responsibility. His pithy reflections encourage us to rid ourselves of preoccupation with the ephemera of daily life and to find refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Inspiring, provocative, and thoughtful, this slim volume will be read and treasured for years to come.
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The Little Book of Peace

Finding tranquillity in a troubled world

Author: Tiddy Rowan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349413843

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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Modern life can often feel hectic, stressful and anxiety-inducing. Now more than ever it is harder to escape the sense of chaos in the world. Tiddy Rowan's timeless book is designed to help us find a sense of inner peace and greater harmony with the people we live near, our environment and the world. The Little Book of Peace is an anthology of musings, insights and stories on peace and how we attain it in life, drawing from the wisdom of philosophers, religious leaders, secular thinkers, writers, poets and artists. This beautifully designed book will inspire, soothe and uplift the soul.
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The School of Charity

The Letters Of Thomas Merton On Religious Renewal & Spiritual Direction

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429966378

Category: Religion

Page: 458

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As the third volume in the series including The Hidden Ground of Love (1985) and The Road to Joy (1989), this collection features Thomas Merton's letters to members of religious communities around the world. Merton's questions about the monastic life, sometimes radical and disturbing, either arose from what was happening in his own experience or reflected the extraordinary changes that followed Vatican Council II.
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The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811223094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

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"This is quintessential Merton."—The Catholic Review. "The moment of takeoff was ecstatic...joy. We left the ground—I with Christian mantras and a great sense of destiny, of being at last on my true way after years of waiting and wondering..." With these words, dated October 15. 1968, the late Father Thomas Merton recorded the beginning of his fateful journey to the Orient. His travels led him from Bangkok, through India to Ceylon, and back again to Bangkok for his scheduled talk at a conference of Asian monastic orders. There he unequivocally reaffirmed his Christian vocation. His last journal entry was made on December 8, 1968, two days before his untimely, accidental death. Amply illustrated with photographs he himself took along the way and fully indexed, the book also contains a glossary of Asian religious terms, a preface by the Indian scholar Amiya Chakravarty, a foreword and postscript by Brother Patrick Hart of the Abbey of Gethsemani, as well as several appendices, among them the text of Merton's final address.
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Incarnation

The History and Mysticism of the Tulku Tradition of Tibet

Author: Tulku Thondup

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 083482745X

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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A tulku is a fully enlightened one (buddha) or highly accomplished adept (siddha) who chooses to be reborn again and again for the benefit of all beings. Most tulkus, though, are the rebirths of well-trained masters who are engaged in spiritual training and serving others. Tibetan Buddhists have, for well over a millennium, been meticulously following the tradition of finding, recognizing, enthroning, training, and venerating these revered figures who provide teachings of liberation for both monks and laypeople. This guide to the tulku tradition covers its long history, separating fact from fiction, giving an overview of how the system works, and providing short biographies of some of the great tulkus of the past and present. Included are accounts of the magical occurrences that are associated with these remarkable beings, and advice for how anyone can set out on the tulku path.
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The Secret Lives Of The Dalai Lama

Holder of the White Lotus

Author: Alexander Norman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748115765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama is renowned the world over for his unswerving dedication to non-violence in his efforts to achieve justice for Tibet, yet the Chinese call him 'a wolf in monk's robes'. He is fourteenth in a lineage whose history is every bit as bloody and intrigue-laden as that of the Papacy. The sixth Dalai Lama was a notorious womaniser, four successive ones were almost certainly murdered and the present Dalai Lama has himself been the target of attacks that resulted in the brutal murder of a close colleague THE LIVES OF THE DALAI LAMA gives a fast-paced and absorbing insight into the real story of Tibetan culture, politics and spirituality, and shows the Dalai Lama as a man of courage, compassion and honesty.
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The Fourteen Dalai Lamas

A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation

Author: Glenn H. Mullin

Publisher: Clear Light Pub

ISBN: 9781574160925

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 554

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In The Fourteen Dalai Lamas, author Glenn H. Mullin vividly brings to life the myth and succession of all 14 Dalai Lamas in one volume for the first time. The book contains a chapter on each Dalai Lama (except Dalai Lamas 9-12, who are covered in one chapter). Each chapter opening features an illustration of the Dalai Lama who is the subject of that chapter. Mullin has also included characteristic excerpts from the Dalai Lamas' teachings, poetry, and other writings that illuminate the principles of Tibetan Buddhism expressed in their lives.The 14th Dalai Lama, spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetans in exile, is well-known, but the 600-year tradition to which he is heir is less familiar. From the birth of the first Dalai Lama in a cowshed in 1391, each subsequent Dalai Lama has been the reincarnation of his predecessor, choosing to take up the burdens of a human life for the benefit of the Tibetan people. For almost six centuries, the Dalai Lamas have served as the Tibetans' spiritual leader and have held secular power for almost half that time. All the Dalai Lamas are revered as incarnations of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddhist deity of compassion, but each has been a unique individual with different abilities and temperaments. Over the ages, various Dalai Lamas have been poets, statesmen, builders, philosophers; most have been disciplined monastics, but one was a lover of women. The potential of some was tragically lost when their lives were cut short, possibly the victims of political intrigue, while others lived long enough to shape entire eras of Tibetan history.
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The Future of Tibet

The Government-in-exile Meets the Challenge of Democratization

Author: Helen R. Boyd

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820457277

Category: History

Page: 121

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This book discusses the emergence of democracy's modernizing force in an exiled community with a political history based on a feudal theocracy. Since his exile almost forty years ago, the Dalai Lama and his government-in-exile have steered this fledgling democratic community toward the fulfillment of his dream of converting a theocracy to a democracy. The establishment of a tripartite government with separate powers and the development of a framework for a future democratic polity - if and when Tibetans regain their land - is a testament to the ongoing democratizing revolution.
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