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14th Dalai Lama
14th Dalai Lama
Spiritual Leader and Ruler of Tibet

Winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize
Biography of the Dalai Lama

Works by the Dalai Lama in the Helin Catalog

Works about the Dalai Lama in the Helin Catalog

Tibet in Exile - The Official website of the Government of Tibet in Exile


Listed below are just three of the Dalai Lama's writings.
Freedom in exile ...


The Dalai Lama's autobiography should leave no one in doubt of his humility and genuine compassion. Written without the slightest hint of pretense, the exiled leader of Tibet recounts his life, from the time he was whisked away from his home in 1939 at the age of 4, to his treacherous escape from Tibet in 1959, to his winning of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. The backdrop of the story is the 1950 Chinese invasion of Tibet. Yet the Dalai Lama's story is strangely one of hope. Someday, he hopes, all of Tibet will be a zone of peace and the world's largest nature preserve. Inspiring in every way, Freedom in Exile is both a historical document and a fable of deepest trust in humanity. --Amazon .com

The world of Tibetan Buddhism...


This volume is an edited translation of a series of lectures given by the Dalai Lama in London in 1988. It is divided into three sections, each ending with a chapter of questions from the audience. "General Buddhism" introduces major concepts and categories of Buddhist philosophy. "An Altruistic Outlook and Way of Life" offers instructions on overcoming anger and developing compassion. "The Vajrayana Buddhism of Tibet" provides an overview of tantric theory and practice. --Choice Review

The art of happiness ...


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit down with the Dalai Lama and really press him about life's persistent questions? Why are so many people unhappy? How can I abjure loneliness? How can we reduce conflict? Is romantic love true love? Why do we suffer? How should we deal with unfairness and anger? How do you handle the death of a loved one? These are the conundrums that psychiatrist Howard Cutler poses to the Dalai Lama during an extended period of interviews. --Amazon.com

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