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DetailsIn the Dalai Lama's own words: "it is my hope that the reader of this small book will take away a basic understanding of Buddhism and some of the key methods by which Buddhist practitioners have cultivated compassion and wisdom in their lives. The methods discussed have been taken from three sacred texts of Buddhism. I would like to stress at the outset, however, that one doesn't have to be a Buddhist to make use of these meditation techniques.Meditation is merely the process whereby we gain control over the mind and guide it in a more virtuous direction. Meditation may also be thought of as a technique by which we diminish the force of old thought habits and develop new ones. Yet the techniques themselves do not lead to enlightenment or a compassionate and open heart. That is up to you, and the effort and motivation you bring to your spiritual practice".ABOUT THE AUTHOR: His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He has resided in exile in Dharamsala, India, since 1959 when Chinese forces invaded Tibet. His tireless efforts on behalf of world peace have brought him international recognition, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.ABOUT THE EDITOR: Nicholas Vreeland, also known as Rato Khen Rinpoche, Geshe Thupten Lhundup, is a fully ordained Tibetan Buddhist monk who is the abbot of Rato Dratsang Monastery, a 10th century Tibetan Buddhist monastery reestablished in India. Vreeland is also a photographer. He is the son of Ambassador Frederick Vreeland and grandson of Diana Vreeland, the renowned fashion editor. Vreeland spends half of his time in Rato Monastery in India, and the other half in the United States, where he is the Director of Kunkhyab Thardo LingThe Tibet Center, New York City's oldest Tibetan Buddhist center. In 2014, a documentary film was released about Vreeland, entitled Monk With A Camera. Vreeland has edited two books by the Dalai Lama: An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life, 2005, which was a New York Times bestseller A Profound Mind, 2011 Khen Rinpoche Nicholas Vreeland in front of the temple at Rato Dratsang, January 2015. In 2012, His Holiness the Dalai Lama appointed Vreeland abbot of Rato Dratsang, which is one of eleven important Tibetan Government monasteries under His Holiness's authority. The Dalai Lama explained that Vreeland's special duty [is] to bridge Tibetan tradition and [the] Western world. In May 2014, Vreeland was awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees from The American University of Paris and from John Cabot University in Rome.
SKU Code PRK B 3895 Weight in Kg 0.0800 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780340794319 Author Name THE DALAI LAMA & Edited by NICHOLAS VREELAND Publisher Name Hodder & Stoughton General Division