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The Wisdom of Compassion: Stories of Remarkable Encounters and Timeless Insights [Kindle Edition]

Dalai Lama , Victor Chan
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The Wisdom of Compassion offers rare insights into the Dalai Lama’s life as he interacts with remarkable people from all walks of life. In these deeply engaging behind-the-scenes stories we see not only the Dalai Lama at his most human, and most humane, but also the way he approaches the world with humour and optimism.

As he empathizes with those who are suffering, and demonstrates the tangible benefits of practising forgiveness and compassion, the Dalai Lama reveals the many lessons he has learned, including how

* his collaborations with leading neuroscientists, psychologists, teachers and students from around the world have taught him how to educate the heart;

* his inspiring friendship with a blind Irishman, the only person he calls his hero, has taught him how one can overcome adversity;

* through his encounters with illiterate grandmothers learning how to harness solar power for their communities, a beggar girl, and his soulmate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, he has discovered how compassion can be translated into action.

Enhanced by the Dalai Lama’s seven decades of practice and illuminated through captivating anecdotes, The Wisdom of Compassion can help readers to lead more fulfilling lives. The Dalai Lama also shows how, when we open our hearts and minds to others, we are on the surest path to true happiness.

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A rare and inspiring insight into the Dalai Lama's daily life and his efforts to translate compassion into action around the world.

About the Author

Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. His tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace have brought him international recognition. He is the recipient of the Wallenberg Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, and a Nobel Peace Prize.

Victor Chan is a trustee and founding director of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. Chan has known the Dalai Lama for more than thirty years and coauthored with him The Wisdom of Forgiveness. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1264 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1594632286
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (20 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AQK80QA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,115 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Moving 13 Oct. 2013
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Moving stories of overcoming adversity by cultivating an open heart and true compassion, even in hell. An enormous variety of encounters are described here ranging from ex-prisoners and terrorists to Aaron Beck, the father of cognitive behaviour therapy, and Desmond Tutu.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed 1 Mar. 2014
There is so much teaching in this another wonderful book from the Dalai Lama, honoured to welcome it to my growing collection of his books. For me it was an emotional read but I highly recommend it.
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Lovely insights into the Dalai Lama.
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