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.

Kindness, Clarity, and Insight

Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 155939403X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 262

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Eager for his first encounter with North American audiences, the Dalai Lama's enthusiasm for his subject shines through in these presentations. Pithy, essential points are presented in a direct, engaging manner. Often held in smaller venues, these presentations remain some of the most memorable ever given by the Dalai Lama. They are considered so valuable that they've been retranslated back into Tibetan for Tibetan audiences.

Gems of Wisdom from the Seventh Dalai Lama

Author: Glenn H. Mullin

Publisher: Shambhala

ISBN: 9781559399432

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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The Seventh Dalai Lama was one of the most beloved Buddhist masters. He had an outrageous sense of humor, which found its way into his spiritual compositions. His popular Gems of Wisdom contains spontaneous verses employing earthy metaphors to illustrate key points. He uses metaphors like farts, body odor, slimy monsters, and mindless lunatics to present the teachings. Simple yet direct, his language captures the spirituality of his vision while avoiding religiosity. Here are Buddha's teachings in the context of mind training. Mullin translates and comments on the quintessential meanings of the Seventh's verses.

The Wheel of Life

Buddhist Perspectives on Cause and Effect

Author: Bstan-Dzin-Rgya,Dalai Lama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614293279

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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Translation of a series of lectures in Tibetan given in London, 1984.

Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?

A Westerner's Introduction and Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Practice

Author: Lama Tsomo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990571100

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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If you think meditation is only for monks, think again. Today’s world seems to be growing more and more stressful by the minute—for all of us. So now, as a teacher of Tibetan Buddhist practice and a 21st-century woman, Lama Tsomo offers us time-tested tools for getting underneath our everyday worries and making our lives richer and more fulfilling. InWhy Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling? she acts as our lively, approachable guide to using the ancient traditions and practices of Tibetan Buddhism to find happiness and peace in this modern world. Through step-by-step instructions, photographs, and helpful explanations, Lama Tsomo shows how we can start experiencing the many benefits of meditation for ourselves. She offers proven techniques for sharpening our focus, enhancing our relationships, and living each day more mindfully and joyfully. Laced with humor, compassion, and stories from Lama Tsomo’s own life,Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling? meets us where we are and guides us onto, and along, the path to a deeper awareness of our world and ourselves. Lama Tsomo’s personal and spiritual journey to greater happiness can now be ours as well. As she invites in the Prologue, “Won’t you come along?” The book features an introductory letter from H.H. Dalai Lama, portable meditation cards, "Science Tidbits", glossary of buddhist terms and lessons used in Namchak Foundation eCourses and retreats.

The Spirit of Peace

Teachings on Love, Compassion and Everyday Life

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho,Frédérique Hatier

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 9780007131518

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The Dalai Lama discusses his thoughts on topics including wisdom, peace, happiness, faith, science, religion, and death, and describes his life from his youth through the invasion of Tibet and his meeting with Mao.


The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection : Dzogchen Teachings

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated


Category: Religion

Page: 271

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This is the first book by the Dalai Lama on the widely practiced system of Dzogchen, the heart essence of the ancient Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. 12 photos, 6 in color.

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.