Man of Peace

The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet

Author: William Meyers,Robert Thurman,Michael G. Burbank

Publisher: Tibet House Us

ISBN: 9781941312049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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This beautiful tradepaper graphic novel tells the story of one man taking on an empire, calling for truth, peace, and justice for his Tibetan people. Here, in full color for the first time, people can come to know the whole drama of his lifelong struggle. Since the age of 15, the Dalai Lama has defended his people against one of the last great empires, the People's Republic of China. Under its "dictatorship of the proletariat," China began to invade Tibet in 1950, decimating and then continually oppressing its people. Since colonialism cannot be practiced in our era of self-determined nations, China always maintains that the Tibetans are a type of Chinese, using propaganda and military power to crush Tibet's unique culture and identity. Yet the Dalai Lama resists by using only the weapon of truth--along with resolute nonviolence--even worrying some of his own people by seeking dialogue and reconciliation based on his more realistic vision. The great 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet has become the first global Dalai Lama, a prominent transnational leader of all who want to make the dramatic changes actually necessary for life on earth to thrive for centuries to come. Considered the incarnation of the Buddhist savior Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara--archangel of universal compassion--he is believed to appear in many forms, at many different times, whenever and wherever beings suffer. Representing the plight of his beloved Tibetan people to the world, he has also engaged with all people who suffer oppression and injustice, as recognized in 1989 by his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Most importantly, the Dalai Lama walks his talk throughout these pages, as he has throughout his life, and he radiates a powerful hope that we can and will prevail. Man of Peace presents the inside story of his amazing life and vision, in the high tension of the military occupation of Tibet and the ongoing genocide of its people--a moving work of political and historical nonfiction brought to life in the graphic novel form--here for all to see.

Dalai Lama's Little Book of Mysticism

The Essential Teachings

Author: Renuka Singh,Dalai Lama

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 1612833926

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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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.

The Only Way Out is Through

A Ten-Step Journey from Grief to Wholeness

Author: Gail Gross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538106965

Category: Self-Help

Page: 220

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Part memoir of grief, part guidebook, The Only Way Out is Through: A Journey to Wholeness offers a comprehensive structure for the bereaved to return back to the world of the living, not just to exist, but to live.

Dead Set on Living

Making the Difficult but Beautiful Journey from F#*king Up to Waking Up

Author: Chris Grosso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501173995

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 4067


Chris Grosso invites us to sit in on conversations with beloved luminaries and bestselling authors such as Ram Dass, Lissa Rankin, Noah Levine, Gabor Mate, and Sharon Salzberg to discover why people return to self-defeating behaviors—drugs, alcohol, unhealthy eating, sex, media—and how they can recover, heal, and thrive. In his recovery from drugs and alcohol, Chris Grosso has stumbled, staggered, and started all over again. In an effort to understand why he relapses, and why many of us return to the myriad of other self-defeating behaviors despite our better judgment, he went to bestselling authors, spiritual teachers, psychologists, doctors, and more, and asked them why we tend to repeat mistakes in our lives, even when we know these actions will harm us and the ones we love. In Dead Set on Living, Chris shares these intimate conversations and the practices that have taught him to be more loving, compassionate, and forgiving with himself as well as new meditation and healing techniques he learned through his journey. Unabashedly honest and inspiring, Dead Set on Living is essential reading for anyone seeking a path towards triumph over adversity, understanding the human condition, and rebuilding relationships after promises have been broken.

Mind Beyond Brain

Buddhism, Science, and the Paranormal

Author: David E. Presti

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231548397

Category: Religion

Page: 213

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Among the most profound questions we confront are the nature of what and who we are as conscious beings, and how the human mind relates to the rest of what we consider reality. For millennia, philosophers, scientists, and religious thinkers have attempted answers, perhaps none more meaningful today than those offered by neuroscience and by Buddhism. The encounter between these two worldviews has spurred ongoing conversations about what science and Buddhism can teach each other about mind and reality. In Mind Beyond Brain, the neuroscientist David E. Presti, with the assistance of other distinguished researchers, explores how evidence for anomalous phenomena—such as near-death experiences, apparent memories of past lives, apparitions, experiences associated with death, and other so-called psi or paranormal phenomena, including telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition—can influence the Buddhism-science conversation. Presti describes the extensive but frequently unacknowledged history of scientific investigation into these phenomena, demonstrating its relevance to questions about consciousness and reality. The new perspectives opened up, if we are willing to take evidence of such often off-limits topics seriously, offer significant challenges to dominant explanatory paradigms and raise the prospect that we may be poised for truly revolutionary developments in the scientific investigation of mind. Mind Beyond Brain represents the next level in the science and Buddhism dialogue.

How to Practice

The Way to a Meaningful Life

Author: His Holiness the Dalai Lama,Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743453363

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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An instructional resource and inspirational guide to daily life describes each step on the path to spiritual enlightenment and explains how to practice everyday morality, meditation, wisdom, and compassion.

How the Mind Works

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927879

Category: Philosophy

Page: 672

View: 9962


'Powerful and gripping... To have read it is to have consulted a first draft of the structural plan of the human psyche ... a glittering tour de force' Spectator Why do we laugh? What makes memories fade? Why do people believe in ghosts? From the acclaimed author of Enlightenment Now and Better Angels of Our Nature, How the Mind Works explores every aspect of mental life, showing that our minds are not a mystery, but a system of organs of computation designed by natural selection. 'Pinker's objective in this erudite account is to explore the nature and history of the human mind ... He explores computations and evolutions, and then considers how the mind lets us "see, think, feel, interact, and pursue higher callings like art, religion and philosophy' Sunday Times

Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying

An Exploration of Consciousness

Author: Francisco J Varela,Jerome Engel,B. Alan Wallace,Thupten Jinpa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861711238

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

View: 5435


This absorbing account of a dialogue between leading Western scientists and the foremost representative of Buddhism today, the Dalai Lama of Tibet, features narration by Francisco Varela, an internationally recognized neuroscientist. Engrossing and highly readable, the conversations will be of merit to any reader interested in psychology, neuroscience, Buddhism, or the alternative worlds of dreams. 10 illustrations. 3 color photos.