In this important book the great spiritual leader the Dalai Lama seamlessly combines Buddhist wisdom with meditation techniques to help you achieve happiness and compassion whatever you beliefs.
In August 1999, amid much excitement and anticipation, the Dalai Lama was brought to New York City where he spoke over the course of four days. There, in his own words, he brought the teachings of Buddhism to the Western people. 'An Open Heart' draws from these inspiring talks.
The Dalai Lama explains exactly the Buddhist discipline of opening our minds and hearts and conveys the Tibetan regard for the sacred qualities of life. He introduces the idea of spiritual practice, which reveals the crucial role compassion plays in achieving a life of serenity and joy.
The book also provides the tools necessary to train our mind and free our thoughts of anger and discontent so we can attain the focus necessary for compassion, detachment, happiness and enlightenment. It lays out a course of mediations, from the simplest to the most challenging, that will enable anyone of any faith to change their mind and open their heart. At the same time, it introduces the basic philosophy of Buddhism and its core concepts to a general larger audience.
Full of wisdom and compassion, 'An Open Heart' gives us the confidence and ability to achieve a life of happiness and enlightenment.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 05 / 2002
- 157 x 234 x 17mm